"I tried to drop everything and just play my game", Tatar said.
"I don't think anybody is panicking, " Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba said.
We've got ourselves a series now.
May 14, 2018; Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN; Vegas Golden Knights center Jonathan Marchessault (81) scores a goal past Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck (37) during the first period in game two of the Western Conference Final of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Bell MTS Centre.
The Golden Knights are still in decent shape even if they lose Game 2, and they should bounce back with wins in Games 3 and 4 at home, but the Jets will jump back into the driver's seat in Game 5 and then close the series out on the road, just like they did against Nashville in the second round. "We knew they were going to be faster and that there would be more battles, and that's kind of where the game was different". Connor Hellebuyck saved 19 of 21 shots to post the win.
"There's a 10-minute block [of video] there that we're not going to like very much tomorrow", Maurice said. "We rebounded after that. When teams are chasing the lead, it's tough for teams to battle back". Laine has 48 goals and 33 assists to his name and has recorded at least one point in 60 games.
Centre Paul Stastny said even a one-goal deficit is a hard hole to emerge from in the heat of spring hockey.
Unlike other National Hockey League teams, which fire general managers and coaches if they don't quickly have success, the Jets have allowed general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff to build a championship contender since hiring him in 2011 when they left Atlanta. You seen the game. "All year I've pretty much played on the third and fourth line, so it doesn't really matter where I'm at".
After the Jets failed to control the puck out of a corner in their end, Tatar ended up stuffing the puck in the net after hitting the side of the net with a shot.
The visitors made it 2-0 with 2:38 left in the period when Connor turned the puck over in the neutral zone, leading to a breakaway for Marchessault, who made no mistake through Hellebuyck's pads for his fifth.
While Vegas is expected to put up more of a fight in Game 2, there's no guarantee it will be enough to silence Winnipeg's high-flying offense led by Mark Scheifele and Blake Wheeler. "Three minutes of it got away from us".
Winnipeg kept up the pressure on by relentlessly forechecking and drew another penalty early in the third. A wrist shot by Kyle Connor from a challenging angle squirted through Fleury, and it was suddenly 2-1 with 12:43 left.
That whipped the white-clad fans into a frenzy - triggering jeers of "Fleu-ry!" Marchessault later beat Winnipeg's Vezina Trophy candidate with a backhand.
The Jets pulled their goaltender to add another skater over the last couple minutes of the game, but Fleury didn't let the puck get past him again.
David Perron was unable to go and his place in the lineup was taken by Tomas Tatar who had been a healthy scratch the previous three games.
"You can't worry about whether you lost the last one or won", Gallant said. "He wasn't feeling well, " Gallant said.
"I don't think anybody's panicking".
The biggest issue the Jets need to concern themselves with is discipline to their game plan and also the game.
Marchessault had eight shots on goal to lead both teams.
The Wild, meanwhile, are looking for a new general manager in the wake of another first-round playoff exit, this time in five games to Winnipeg.