Connor Hellebuyck made 47 saves to steer the Winnipeg Jets to a Four-1 victory over the Nashville Predators in Game 1 in their Western Conference semifinal matchup on Friday night time.
Mark Scheifele scored two times for Winnipeg, whilst Brandon Tanev and Paul Stastny added targets as smartly.
Despite hanging 48 pictures on Hellebuyck, Kevin Fiala’s third-period target used to be the one person who eluded the Vezina Trophy finalist.
After shutting out Minnesota within the ultimate two video games within the first spherical, Hellebuyck’s shutout streak ended at 163:00.
Tanev scored the sport’s first target at 14:51 of the hole era.
After withstanding a robust Nashville push to start out the sport, Bryan Little pressured a turnover within the impartial zone and outbattled Predators defenceman Alexei Emelin in the correct circle sooner than sending a backhand go towards Tanev on the left goal-post. The puck hit the stick of Nashville goaltender Pekka Rinne and Tanev tapped the rebound in for his 2d target of the post-season.