Winnipeg Jets Bounce Back with 6-3 Win Over Blues

Winnipeg Jets Bounce Back with 6-3 Win Over Blues

Winnipeg Jets Bounce Back with 6-3 Win Over Blues

Winnipeg Jets centre Andrew Copp (9) skates with the puck as St. Louis Blues defenceman Robert Bortuzzo (41) defends during the second period in game three of the first round of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs in St. Louis, Mo.

LAST 10 GAMES: Jets: 3-6-1, averaging 2.6 goals, 4.3 assists, 3.5 penalties and 7.9 penalty minutes while giving up 2.9 goals per game with a.914 save percentage.

After falling in Games and 1 & 2 in Winnipeg, the series shifts back to St. Louis with the Blues in command after two one-goal victories on the road.

Binnington continued his strong play from the first two games, making several huge saves to keep the game on even footing.

Kyle Connor and the Winnipeg Jets got back on track by sticking to the same way they wanted to play all along. "I thought in the third we pushed a little bit, got to our game a little bit more". He whipped a shot past Hellebuyck from the slot.

"The people around us, once they knew that we were family, they just treated us great", Lois said.

But, St. Louis quieted the crowd by responding with goals by Maroon and Sundqvist to give St. Louis a 3-2 edge halfway through the second period.

Instead of being deflated, the Jets kept at it during the second period, scoring three times in 4:01.

Hayes opened the scoring at the 4:57 mark with a shot from the point that went off the post before going in.

"The shots are 58-54 [for St. Louis], the two teams finished with 99 points, they've had three more power plays", Maurice noted.

Winnipeg's four-minute onslaught in Game 3 matched the team's goal total from the previous game and gave the Jets the first multi-goal lead of the series for either team.

Scheifele tied it again with a power-play goal with 1:05 left in the second.

"Tonight was not really our team, obviously", Perron said "We weren't happy with our effort".

Just under three minutes later, Patrik Laine scored for the third straight game to give the Blues the lead with a wrister just inches from the net.

Although the Edmundsons are cheering for the opposing team, Jets fans have been good to them in the city, even at the whiteout parties. "We've got a lot of heart in here and we're going to fight".

"We just stayed within our game and tried to play it simple", Laine said.

Binnington made a trio of saves in the opening 5:45 to keep the game scoreless. He denied Bryan Little, Hayes, and Mathieu Perrault. Winnipeg ranks fifth in the National Hockey League shooting 10.6 percent and averaging 3.3 goals on 31.2 shots per game.

Game 4 of the series is set for Tuesday night in St. Louis.

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