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SFGate Apr 21, 2018

Jets blank Wild, win playoff series for first time

Minnesota Wild forward Eric Staal got right to the point. “It couldn’t have gone any worse at the start for us, and it couldn’t have gone any better for them,” Staal said. “They got the momentum and ran with it, especially early.” Winnipeg’s Jacob Trouba, Bryan Little, Brandon Tanev and Joel Armia scored in the first 11:59 to chase Minnesota goalie Devan Dubynk and the host Jets beat the Wild 5-0 on Friday night to win a playoff series for the first time in franchise history. Winnipeg, which ousted Minnesota in five games, will face the winner...
www.bostonherald.com Apr 21, 2018
Jets beat Wild 5-0 in Game 5 to advance to second round

Jets beat Wild 5-0 in Game 5 to advance to second round

WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Minnesota Wild forward Eric Staal got right to the point."It couldn't have gone any worse at the start for us, and it couldn't have gone any better for them," Staal said. "They got the momentum and ran with it, especially early."Jacob Trouba, Bryan Little, Brandon Tanev and Joel Armia scored in the first 11:59 to chase Minnesota goalie Devan Dubynk and the Winnipeg Jets beat the Wild 5-0 on Friday night to win a playoff series for the first time in franchise history.Winnipeg will face the winner of the Nashville-Colorado series in the second round. Colorado beat...
The Hockey Writers Apr 20, 2018

Jets Can Manage Without Morrissey

The Winnipeg Jets’ blue line is set to be tested again in Game 5 of their first-round playoff series with the Minnesota Wild. They’ll be without the services of Josh Morrissey, who was slapped with a one-game suspension Thursday for cross-checking Eric Staal in Game 4. Jets Can Depend on Defensive Depth Losing Morrissey for […] The post Jets Can Manage Without Morrissey appeared first on The Hockey Writers.

Eric Staal doesn't have time to stress over Josh Morrissey's cross-check when Wild faces critical Game 4 vs. Jets

Eric Staal says he’s more worried about helping to keep the Wild alive in the playoffs than Josh Morrissey’s nasty cross-check.
Last Word on Hockey Apr 18, 2018
Winnipeg Jets Josh Morrissey Suspended For Cross-Check on Minnesota Wild Eric Staal

Winnipeg Jets Josh Morrissey Suspended For Cross-Check on Minnesota Wild Eric Staal

The Department of NHL Player Safety announced that Winnipeg Jets defensemen Josh Morrissey has been suspended for one game. This is his first career suspension. Winnipeg’s Josh Morrissey suspended one game for cross-checking Minnesota’s Eric Staal. https://t.co/BlJsrKNl4J — NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) April 18, 2018 Josh Morrissey Suspended One Game Morrissey has been suspended one game for an incident with Minnesota Wild's forward Eric Staal. With 4:03 left in the third period Morrissey cross-checked Staal in the side of the head. There was no penalty called on the...
CBC News Apr 18, 2018
Jets' Josh Morrissey to have phone hearing for cross-checking Eric Staal

Jets' Josh Morrissey to have phone hearing for cross-checking Eric Staal

Winnipeg Jets defenceman Josh Morrissey was scheduled to have a telephone hearing with the NHL on Wednesday for cross-checking Minnesota's Eric Staal in the neck the previous night. The 23-year-old Calgary native's punishment ranges from a fine to a suspension.

Boudreau feels discipline for Jets’ Morrissey is warranted

Wild coach Bruce Boudreau discusses the cross-check center Eric Staal took from Jets defenseman Josh Morrissey in Game 4.

Jets' Josh Morrissey to have hearing for cross-check on Wild's Eric Staal

Jets defenseman Josh Morrissey will have a hearing Wednesday with the NHL Department of Player Safety after cross-checking Wild center Eric Staal during a 2-0 win for Winnipeg in Game 4 Tuesday at Xcel Energy Center.

Non-call on cross-check to Eric Staal costly for Wild in Game 4 loss to Jets

Coach Bruce Boudreau discusses the 2-0 loss to the Jets in Game 4.

Boudreau: No penalty on cross-check to Eric Staal cost Wild Game 4 vs. Jets

Wild center Eric Staal absorbed a cross-check to the neck from Jets defenseman Josh Morrissey, which went unpenalized.
Hockey Wilderness Apr 17, 2018
Josh Morrissey deliberately cross-checks Eric Staal in the face and refs choke on their whistles

Josh Morrissey deliberately cross-checks Eric Staal in the face and refs choke on their whistles

Morrissey will likely be getting a call from the NHL DoPS after Game 4 The Wild are already behind the 8-ball with Tuesday’s news of Zach Parise going down for what will likely be the remainder of the post-season, regardless of how far the Minnesota Wild might go. So here we are, late in the first period of Game 4 with the Wild on a power play and... Well, I’ll just let the gif do the talking here. Morrissey cross checks Staal in the ear pic.twitter.com/9k5A494GPd— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) April 18, 2018 There was a lot of garbage tweets going around twitter since Sunday’s game....
Hockey Wilderness Apr 16, 2018
Wilderness Walk: Not A Sweep

Wilderness Walk: Not A Sweep

Now go win again, and again, and again. Admit it, you were worried the Minnesota Wild were going to get swept after that first goal last night. I was. But the Wild responded to the tune of a 6-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets and brought the series one game away from being tied. Wild News Wild springs to life with goal outburst in Game 3 win over Jets | Star Tribune “Mikko Koivu assisted on two goals, center Eric Staal scored his first goal of the series and goalie Devan Dubnyk pocketed 29 saves.” Scoggins: Wild needs to show some fight, but not the chippy kind | Star Tribune “Punching...
Sportsnet.ca Apr 16, 2018
Wild’s Eric Staal finally produces in meaningful game again

Wild’s Eric Staal finally produces in meaningful game again

The pressure on the Minnesota Wild’s most dangerous offensive weapon was mounting from around, above and within Eric Staal.
Hockey Wilderness Apr 15, 2018
POLL: On Eric Staal’s goal, was it a better shot by Staal or better pass by Granlund?

POLL: On Eric Staal’s goal, was it a better shot by Staal or better pass by Granlund?

Eric Staal lights the lamp in the 2nd period of Game 3 with just a filthy snipe, but the feed from Mikael Granlund was oh so sweet. So which was better sports fans? The pass by Granlund? Or the shot by Staal? Video courtesy of nhl.com
Hockey Wilderness Apr 13, 2018
GAME 2 - The Wild needs more from its top goal scorers to get a win in Winnipeg

GAME 2 - The Wild needs more from its top goal scorers to get a win in Winnipeg

Jason Zucker and Eric Staal were quiet in the opening game, so Minnesota will look for big performances from them against the Jets tonight. NHL PLAYOFFS - FIRST ROUND - GAME 2MINNESOTA WILD AT WINNIPEG JETS6:30PM Central, Bell MTS Place, Winnipeg, ManitobaTV: USA, SN, Fox Sports-NorthRadio: KFAN 100.3 and affiliates If we were to draw up a Game 1 victory entering Wednesday night’s contest in Winnipeg, it probably would have looked very similar to what actually occurred on the ice. Minnesota weathered the storm early, got exceptional goaltending, played solid team defense, and as NBC’s...

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