The Jets watched a 4-0 lead disappear and then won it on Josh Morrisey's fifth goal of the season with 7:17 left in the third period as Winnipeg defeated the Minnesota Wild 5-4 Sunday at MTS Centre.

It looked like the home team was going to run away with this one as Andrew Copp, Adam Lowry and Ben Chariot scored in the first period and Dustin Byfuglien extended the Jets lead to 4-0 as he beat Minnesota goaltender Devan Dubnyk 4:38 into the middle frame.

The Wild got back in the game with goals from Charlie Coyle, Mikael Granlund and two from Chris Stewart before the second period came to an end.

"You gotta live in the moment that you’re in," said Winnipeg head coach Paul Maurice. "If you spend a lot of time thinking about how you got there and you’re not taking care of the things you need to. We were good at the start of the third. I think we had three of the first four chances. There was some good action there. We got back to our game. If you’re constantly assessing your last five minutes, you’re not paying attention to the minute you’re playing."

Michael Hutchinson replaced Connor Hellebuyck to start the third period and stopped all 13 shots he faced.

Hellebuyck allowed four goals on 35 shots.

The Jets (32-33-7) are 10 points back of the St. Louis Blues for the second wildcard spot in the NHL's Western Conference with 10 games left.

Winnipeg will host the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday at MTS Centre.


photos courtesy Ray Peters


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Friday, April 20th

NHL
Western Conference
Winnipeg 5 Minnesota 0
(Jets win best of 7 quarterfinal 4-1)
Colorado 2 Nashville 1
(Predators lead series 3-2)
Eastern Conference
Philadelphia 4 Pittsburgh 2
(Penguins lead series 3-2)

Major League Baseball
American League
Toronto 8 New York 5
Baltimore 3 Cleveland 1
Tampa Bay 8 Minnesota 7 (10 innings)
Seattle 6 Texas 2
Houston 10 Chicago 0
Boston 7 Oakland 3
1st game: Detroit 3 KC 2 (10 innings)
2nd game: Kansas City 3 Detroit 2
National League
Philadelphia 2 Pittsburgh 1
New York 5 Atlanta 3 (12 innings)
Milwaukee 8 Miami 0
St. Louis 4 Cincinnati 2
Chicago 16 Colorado 5
San Diego 4 Arizona 1
Washington 5 Los Angeles 2
Interleague
San Francisco 8 L.A. Angels 1

NBA
Eastern Conference
Washington 122 Toronto 103
(Raptors lead best of 7 quarterfinal 2-1
Indiana 92 Cleveland 90
(Pacers lead series 2-1)
Milwaukee 116 Boston 92
(Celtics lead series 2-1)

Saturday, April 21st

MJHL
Steinbach at Virden, 7:30 p.m.
(Pistons lead best of 7 final 3-2)

AHL
Central Division
Manitoba vs Grand Rapids
@ Wpg, 2 p.m.
(1st game in best of 5 semifinal)

NHL
Eastern Conference
New Jersey at Tampa Bay, 2 p.m.
(Lightning lead best of 7 quarterfinal 3-1)
Columbus at Washington, 2 p.m.
(series tied 2-2)
Toronto at Boston, 7 p.m.
(Bruins lead series 3-1)

Major League Baseball
American League
Toronto at New York, 12:05 p.m.
Kansas City at Detroit, 12:10 p.m.
Cleveland at Baltimore, 3:05 p.m.
Minnesota at Tampa Bay, 5:10 p.m.
Houston at Chicago, 6:10 p.m.
Seattle at Texas, 7:05 p.m.
Boston at Oakland, 8:05 p.m.
National League
Cincinnati at St. Louis, 1:15 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 3:05 p.m.
New York at Atlanta, 6:10 p.m.
Miami at Milwaukee, 6:10 p.m.
San Diego at Arizona, 7:10 p.m.
Chicago at Colorado, 7:10 p.m.
Washington at Los Angeles, 8:10 p.m.
Interleague
San Francisco at L.A. Angels, 8:07 p.m.

NBA
Eastern Conference
Philadelphia at Miami, 1:30 p.m.
(76ers lead best of 7 quarterfinal 2-1)
Western Conference
Portland at New Orleans, 4 p.m.
(Pelicans lead series 3-0)
Houston at Minnesota, 6:30 p.m.
(Rockets lead series 2-0)
Oklahoma City at Utah, 9 p.m.
(series tied 1-1)

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