Joe Morrow Breaks Tie, Jets Beat Wild 3-2 in Game 1
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — The Minnesota Wild lost the puck and the lead — and eventually Game 1.
Patrick Laine tied it at 4:51 of the third period off the turnover, defenseman Joe Morrow scored with 6:13 left and the Winnipeg Jets beat the Wild 3-2 on Wednesday night for the first playoff victory in franchise history.
In the franchise's only other playoff appearances since joining the NHL in 1999 in Atlanta, the club was swept in 2007 by the New York Rangers and 2015 by Anaheim.
Nikolaj Ehlers set up Morrow at the point for a one-timer that beat goalie Devan Dubnyk.
Morrow was acquired at the trade deadline from Montreal in exchange for a fourth-round draft pick.
Mark Schiefele added a power-play goal, and Connor Hellebuyck made 18 saves for the Jets.
Matt Cullen and Zach Parise scored for Minnesota, and Dubnyk stopped 37 shots.
Jets forward Mathieu Perreault left in the second period with an upper-body injury and head coach Paul Maurice had no update.
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