Boudreau doesn't have to win it all to win the eternal gratitude of Wild fans; a genuine playoff run will do - one that doesn't end until Minnesota has been back to the Western Conference final for the first time since 2002-03.
Game 3 is Monday night in Newark, New Jersey.
Stastny and Copp scored 1:42 apart in the third, with Byfuglien sending a backhand to the front of the net that Statsny slapped in at 7:42.
Boudreau's teams have won in the playoffs, just not often enough.
The Flyers struggled to sustain pressure on Murray but took advantage of what few opportunities they created.
That's about the worst thing that has happened to Winnipeg so far in the playoffs, as the Jets have dominated the last five periods of this series and even survived the Wild's attempt to send a message in the final seconds of Game 2 as fists flew all over the ice in a "playoff normal" show of increasing bad blood between these Central Division rivals. It is that Elliott had been up-and-down most of the season, while the entire goaltending situation was once again unsettled, a Flyers tradition unlike any other. Less than two minutes actually.
"In that building, the puck crosses the blue line and the crowd is expecting the chance (to score) ... it just needs to get near the net and they get pretty excited", Maurice said Saturday before the Jets departed for Minnesota. Instead, Elliott calmly snagged Crosby's backhand out of the air and kept the Penguins off the board.
Asked in the morning how Wheeler, the Jets captain, would like to see Game 2 start, he quickly responded, "Ideal?"
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When Konecny held off Chad Ruhwedel and chipped the puck over Murray's glove 1:21 into the third the Flyers had control of the game.
They say that a team is not in trouble until they lose a game at home in a seven game series.
Defenseman Tyler Myers had a goal in the second period and also had an assist. Laine has 45 goals and 26 assists to his name and has notched at least one point in 51 games.
Hellebuyck made 16 saves. He fired a one-timer that went off Wild forward Charlie Coyle's stick and past goalie Devan Dubnyk. Game 3 is Sunday at Minnesota. If the Wild are going to win game 2, that needs to change.
It was in contrast to the way they started the scoreless first period, surpassing the four-shot total they had in Wednesday's opening frame with five by the five-minute mark.
Perreault (upper body) will be a game-time decision for Friday's Game 2 matchup versus the Wild, Sara Orlesky of TSN.ca reports.
John Gibson stopped 30 shots for the Ducks, who lost a series opener at home in their third consecutive playoff series.
The setting is familiar, and the home ice at Xcel Energy Center has been good to the Wild all season. The airport said they were hoping to resume flights by 9 p.m.