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, July 20th

CFL
BC at Ottawa, 6:30 p.m.

MJBL
Quarterfinal
Pembina Valley vs Carillon
@ Morden, 7 p.m.
Altona at Elmwood, 8 p.m.
(1st games in best of 3 series)

Baseball Manitoba
Provincial Championships
18U AA @ Altona
Senior AA All-Stars @ Stonewall

American Baseball Association
Winnipeg at Fargo-Moorhead, 7:02 p.m.

Major League Baseball
American League
Baltimore at Toronto, 6:07 p.m.
Boston at Detroit, 6:10 p.m.
Cleveland at Texas, 7:05 p.m.
Minnesota at Kansas City, 7:15 p.m.
Houston at Los Angeles, 9:07 p.m.
Chicago at Seattle, 9:10 p.m.
National League
St. Louis at Chicago, 1:20 p.m
San Diego at Philadelphia, 6:05 p.m.
Atlanta at Washington, 6:05 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 6:10 p.m.
Los Angeles at Milwaukee, 7:10 p.m.
Colorado at Arizona, 8:40 p.m.
Interleague
N.Y. Mets at N.Y. Yankees, 6:05 p.m.
Miami at Tampa Bay, 6:10 p.m.
San Fransisco at Oakland, 8:35 p.m.

 

Saturday, July 21st

CFL
Winnipeg at Toronto, 3 p.m.
Montreal at Calgary, 8 p.m.

MJBL
Quarterfinals
Altona at Elmwood, 8 p.m.
(game two in best of 3 series)
Pembina Valley vs Carillon
@ Ile des Chenes, 6 p.m.
(game two in series)
Interlake at St. Boniface, 6 p.m.
(Legionaires lead series 1-0)

Baseball Manitoba
Provincial Championships
18U AA @ Altona
Senior AA All-Stars @ Stonewall

American Baseball Association
Winnipeg at Fargo-Moorhead, 6 p.m.

Major League Baseball
American League
Baltimore at Toronto, 12:07 p.m.
Boston at Detroit, 5:10 p.m.
Minnesota at Kansas City, 6:15 p.m.
Houston at Los Angeles, 6:15 p.m.
Cleveland at Texas, 7:05 p.m.
Chicago at Seattle, 9:10 p.m.
National League
St. Louis at Chicago
d/h 12:05 p.m., 6:15 p.m.
San Diego at Philadelphia, 6:05 p.m.
Atlanta at Washington, 6:05 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 6:10 p.m.
Los Angeles at Milwaukee, 6:10 p.m.
Colorado at Arizona, 7:10 p.m.
Interleague
N.Y. Mets at N.Y. Yankees, 12:05 p.m.
Miami at Tampa Bay, 5:10 p.m.
San Francisco at Oakland, 8:05 p.m.

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