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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Saturday, December 15th

SEMHL
Carman 10 Altona 3
Morden 4 Winkler 2

Zone 4 High School Hockey League
Northlands Parkway 7 Pembina 6 (SO)

Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League
Pembina Valley 5 Central Plains 3
Eastman 6 Brandon 2
Southwest 3 Wpg Thrashers 2
Wpg Wild 4 Parkland 0
Yellowhead 4 Wpg Bruins 3 (OT)
Kenora 5 Norman 3

Manitoba AAA Bantam Hockey League
Pembina Valley 4 Yellowhead 2

MJHL
Portage 4 Wpg Blues 3
OCN 3 Waywayseecappo 1
Selkirk 3 Neepawa 0
Swan Valley 3 Steinbach 0

WHL
Brandon 6 Saskatoon 5 (OT)

AHL
Toronto 5 Manitoba 1

NHL
Calgary 2 Minnesota 1
Washington 4 Buffalo 3 (SO)
Montreal 5 Ottawa 2 
Anaheim 2 Columbus 1 (OT)
Pittsburgh 4 Los Angeles 3 (OT) 
N.Y. Islanders 4 Detroit 3 (SO) 
Florida 4 Toronto 3 (OT)
Nashville 2 New Jersey 1 (SO)
Colorado 6 Dallas 4
Vancouver 5 Philadelphia 1

NFL
Houston 29 N.Y. Jets 22
Cleveland 17 Denver 16

NBA
Orlando 96 Utah 89
L.A. Lakers 128 Charlotte 100
Detroit 113 Boston 104
Houston 105 Memphis 97
Chicago 98 San Antonio 93
Phoenix 107 Minnesota 99
Oklahoma City 110 L.A. Clippers 104

Sunday, December 16th

SEMHL
Warren at Portage, 3 p.m.

Zone 4 High School Hockey League
Prairie Mountain vs Morden
@ Notre Dame, 7:30 p.m.

MJHL
Portage at Winkler, 7:30 p.m.
Steinbach at Swan Valley, 4 p.m.
Waywayseecappo at OCN, 6 p.m.

MFMHL
Pembina Valley vs Westman
@ Hartney, 2 p.m.

Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League
Central Plains vs Interlake
@ Portage, 1:15 p.m.
Eastman vs Southwest
@ Beausejour, 2 p.m.
Norman at Wpg Thrashers, 1 p.m.
Parkland at Wpg Bruins, 12:45 p.m.
Yellowhead at Wpg Wild, 1:15 p.m.

NHL
Vegas at N.Y. Rangers, 11:30 a.m.
Arizona at Carolina, 12 p.m.
Calgary at St. Louis, 2 p.m.
Buffalo at Boston, 4 p.m.
San Jose at Chicago, 6 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Winnipeg, 6 p.m.
Edmonton at Vancouver, 9 p.m.

NFL
Arizona at Atlanta, 12 p.m.
Oakland at Cincinnati, 12 p.m.
Miami at Minnesota, 12 p.m.
Dallas at Indianapolis, 12 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Baltimore, 12 p.m.
Detroit at Buffalo, 12 p.m.
Green Bay at Chicago, 12 p.m.
Washington at Jacksonville, 12 p.m.
Tennessee at N.Y. Giants, 12 p.m.
Seattle at San Francisco, 3:05 p.m.
New England at Pittsburgh, 3:25 p.m.
Philadelphia at L.A. Rams, 7:20 p.m.

NBA
Atlanta at Brooklyn, 2 p.m.
Philadelphia at Cleveland, 2:30 p.m.
New York at Indiana, 4 p.m.
L.A. Lakers at Washington, 5 p.m.
Miami at New Orleans, 6 p.m.
Sacramento at Dallas, 6 p.m.
Toronto at Denver, 7 p.m.

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