The Winnipeg Jets recorded their first playoff win in franchise history Wednesday night.

Joe Morrow scored the go-ahead goal at 12:47 of the third period as Winnipeg defeated the Minnesota Wild 3-2 in game one of their best-of-seven Western Conference quarterfinal at Bell MTS Place.

Morrow's point shot deflected off the stick of Wild forward Charlie Coyle and past goaltender Devan Dubnyk.

Mark Scheifele and Patrik Laine also scored for the Jets who received an 18-save performance fron Connor Hellebuyck.

"It was a lot of fun," said Laine when asked to describe his first ever Stanley Cup playoff game. "It was pretty unreal to skate on the ice for the first time. It's hard to describe what kind of feeling it was but it was just incredible."

Matt Cullen and Zach Parise replied for Minnesota.

The Jets outshot the Wild 40-20 in the series opener.

The Winnipeg Jets/Atlanta Thrashers franchise was 0-8 prior to Wednesdays win.

The Thrashers lost four straight to the New York Rangers in the 2007 Eastern Conference quarterfinals and the Jets were swept by the Anaheim Ducks in the 2015 Western Conference quarterfinals.

Game two goes Friday at Bell MTS Place.


photos courtesy Ray Peters


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Friday, March 22nd

MMJHL
Pembina Valley vs Charleswood
@ Wpg, 7:30 p.m.
(Twisters lead best of 7 quarterfinal 3-0)

MJHL
Steinbach at Swan Valley, 7:30 p.m.
(1st game in best of 7 semifinal)

AHL
Manitoba at Colorado, 8:05 p.m.

NHL
Minnesota at Washington, 6 p.m.
San Jose at Anaheim, 9 p.m.

NBA
Memphis at Orlando, 6 p.m.
L.A. Clippers at Cleveland, 6:30 p.m.
Oklahoma City at Toronto, 6:30 p.m.
Denver at New York, 6:30 p.m.
San Antonio at Houston, 7 p.m.
Miami at Milwaukee, 7:30 p.m.
Brooklyn at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 21st

SEMHL
Morden 5 Warren 2
(Redskins lead best of 7 final 3-2)

Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League
Wpg Wild 6 Brandon 3
(1st game in best of 5 final)

NHL
Vegas 5 Winnipeg 0 
Tampa Bay 6 Carolina 3
Boston 5 New Jersey 1
Florida 4 Arizona 2
Montreal 4 N.Y. Islanders 0
St. Louis 5 Detroit 2
Pittsburgh 2 Nashville 1 (SO)
Philadelphia 3 Chicago 1
Colorado 3 Dallas 1
Edmonton 4 Columbus 1
Calgary 5 Ottawa 1
Los Angeles 4 San Jose 2

Major League Baseball
American League
Seattle 5 Oakland 4 (12 innings)

NBA
Denver 113 Washington 108
Charlotte 113 Minnesota 106
Atlanta 117 Utah 114
Detroit 118 Phoenix 98
Sacramento 116 Dallas 100
Golden State 112 Indiana 89

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