Jets take commanding 2-0 series lead over Wild in 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs

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The Winnipeg Jets had a dominating 4-1 win over the Minnesota Wild in game two of their first round playoff series at Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg on Friday. With the win, the Jets took a two games to nothing lead in their best out of seven series.

Unlike game one where the Jets and Wild were very even (with Winnipeg winning 3-2), the second game of the series saw the Jets dominate. They outshot Minnesota 44-17, and outhit the Wild 38-23.

Three Jets recorded multi-point games. Patrick Laine and Tyler Myers each notched a goal and an assist, while Jack Roslovic had two assists. The other Jets goal scorers were Paul Stastny and Andrew Copp.

The game was very physical at the end of the contest. With 10 seconds left, Daniel Winnik of the Wild fought Brandon Tanev of the Jets. In the same scrum there was a misconduct penalty for Marcus Foligno of the Wild, a cross checking and misconduct penalty for Nate Prosser of the Wild, a roughing and misconduct penalty for Joe Morrow of the Jets and a roughing and misconduct penalty for Dustin Byfuglien of the Jets. Then with seven seconds left, Nick Seeler of the Wild fought Ben Chiarot of the Jets.

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