Sports Marchessault, Fleury lead Knights over Jets

06:32  15 may  2018
06:32  15 may  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Jonathan Marchessault scored twice and Marc-Andre Fleury made 30 saves as the Vegas Golden Knights defeated the Winnipeg Jets 3-1 on Monday night to even the Western Conference final 1-1.

Jonathan Marchessault of the Vegas Golden Knights© Rocky W. Widner/NHL Jonathan Marchessault of the Vegas Golden Knights WINNIPEG - Jonathan Marchessault scored twice and Marc-Andre Fleury made 30 saves as the Vegas Golden Knights defeated the Winnipeg Jets 3-1 on Monday night to even the Western Conference final 1-1.

Tomas Tatar also scored for the expansion Knights, while Reilly Smith added two assists.

Kyle Connor replied for the Jets, who got 25 saves from Connor Hellebuyck.

The series now shifts to Sin City for Game 3 on Wednesday and Game 4 on Friday.

Game 5 will be back in Winnipeg on Sunday afternoon.

Fleury, who has four shutouts in these playoffs, picked up the 71st post-season victory of his career to pull even with Jacques Plante for ninth on the all-time list.

Jets jump on Golden Knights early, open series with 4-2 win

  Jets jump on Golden Knights early, open series with 4-2 win Jets jump on Golden Knights early, open series with 4-2 winPatrik Laine and Joel Armia had goals 46 seconds apart to put the Jets up 3-0. Mark Scheifele gave Winnipeg a 4-1 lead midway through the second period with his 12th goal this postseason.

Jonathan Marchessault doubles the Vegas lead . The Jets turn the puck over in the neutral zone and the Golden Knights take advantage. Mark Scheifele nearly gives the Jets the lead in the first 45 seconds of play as the forward puts the puck behind Marc-Andre Fleury , but it hangs in the crease

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Fleury , Golden Knights Beat Jets in Game 3 to Take Lead in West Final. NHL. Marchessault Makes Golden Knights Glad Panthers Gave Him Up. Connor wrapped around to Fleury ’s left and slid a pass over to Scheifele, who buried his second of the game and

The Jets beat the Knights 4-2 in Saturday's series opener some 48 hours after disposing of the Presidents' Trophy-winning Nashville Predators 5-1 on the road in Game 7 of a second-round matchup that never saw a team win two straight.

Winnipeg came out fast with three goals in the first eight minutes at a thunderous Bell MTS Place in that one against Vegas, which had a five-day break following a six-game defeat of the San Jose Sharks.

After the Jets had a number of chances during an early push Monday — including a shot from Mark Scheifele that nearly squeaked through Fleury's pads and a Nikolaj Ehlers shot off the post on the shortside — Winnipeg sagged a bit before Vegas opened the scoring with 6:37 left in the first period.

A healthy scratch for seven of the Knights' 11 playoff games coming into Monday, Tatar scored his first of the post-season off a slick feed from Shea Theodore at the side of Winnipeg's net. The veteran forward's initial shot hit the post, but a great second effort saw him jam the puck past Hellebuyck on the follow up.

Marchessault: 'We showed the world we earned the right to be here'

  Marchessault: 'We showed the world we earned the right to be here' Marchessault: 'We showed the world we earned the right to be here'"I think we showed the world we earned the right to be here," the forward told reporters after scoring twice in a 3-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets that knotted the series at one game apiece.

Fleury stopped 33 shots (including 15 out of 16 in the third period) to help the Golden Knights pick up a 4-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets in Game 3 of the Western Conference Final, giving them a 2-1 lead in the series. [PHT’s Three Stars: Fleury , Marchessault lead Vegas to Game 3 win].

Marchessault restored the two-goal lead 1:28 later. Tomas Tatar scored 6:37 into the game for the Golden Knights . The Jets pulled their goaltender to add another skater over the last couple minutes of the game, but Fleury didn’t let the puck get past him again.

The visitors made it 2-0 with 2:38 left in the period when Connor turned the puck over in the neutral zone, leading to a breakaway for Marchessault, who made no mistake through Hellebuyck's pads for his fifth.

Erik Haula nearly put the Knights up 3-0 seconds later, but he hit the post on another break before the puck bounced off Hellebuyck's back and just went wide as Vegas outshot Winnipeg 8-0 in the second half of the period until Brandon Tanev's 70-foot wrister with five seconds left.

The Jets got some momentum off a penalty kill early following the intermission, but couldn't solve Fleury on any of their eight shots in a second that also saw Andrew Copp hit the post.

Winnipeg broke Fleury's shutout bid at 7:17 of the final period on the Jets' second power play of the period when Connor's shot from the bottom of the left faceoff circle somehow leaked through Fleury for his third.

Wheeler likes all but 3 minutes of Jets loss

  Wheeler likes all but 3 minutes of Jets loss Wheeler likes all but 3 minutes of Jets lossTomas Tatar and Jonathan Marchessault scored twice for the Golden Knights late in the first period to jumpstart the visitors to a 3-1 victory that tied the Western Conference final series heading into Game 3 in Las Vegas on Wednesday.

Marchessault scored twice as the Vegas Golden Knights rebounded from a Game 1 loss to take a 3-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets that evened their Vegas goalie Marc-Andre Fleury also bounced back after giving up four goals in Game 1, stopping 30 of 31 shots in the win to help his team get out of its

The Jets pulled their goaltender to add another skater over the last couple minutes of the game, but Fleury didn't let the puck get past him again. Woman shoots 'high' 16-year-old intruder in her Pierce County home. 5th. Marchessault - led Golden Knights top Jets 3-1 in Game 2.

But Marchessault scored his second of the night and sixth of the playoffs just 1:28 later when he took a nice pass from Smith and beat Hellebuyck with a backhand to send the series to Vegas knotted at one.

The Jets finished with the second-best record in the NHL this season behind Nashville with 114 points, while the surprising Knights — a group of castoffs from the league's other 30 teams — were fifth overall with 109.

Winnipeg is making the first appearance in a conference final in the city's history. The old Jets, who left town in 1996, were swept in both of their trips to the second round, while the new incarnation, which moved from Atlanta in 2011, lost in four straight to the Anaheim Ducks to open the 2015 playoffs.

Notes: Game 6, if necessary, will be May 22 in Vegas, while a potential Game 7 would go May 24 in Winnipeg. ... Tatar was acquired before the trade deadline from the Detroit Red Wings for three draft picks, but had just four goals and two assists in 20 games for Vegas in the regular season. Tatar was pointless in the playoffs before Monday. Tomas Nosek, another former Red Wings forward, also drew in on the fourth line for Vegas. David Perron and Oscar Lindberg were scratched. ... The Jets went with the same lineup for the fifth straight game.

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