Wild's Parise week to week with fractured sternum

Hope Soto
April 19, 2018

He conceded that the announcement "added a little more hop to my step". Not only would it have been a 5-on-3 powerplay, but Boudreau believes Morrissey should have been thrown out of the game.

"We can anticipate a certain style by opponents, teams that are potentially in their last game, so you know that certainly they'll come with all of their speed as well as they can, and we're going to have to be right and ready". He played over 28 minutes and went head to head with Minnesota's top line.

Connor's shot attempt was blocked and Minnesota cleared the zone, but Morrissey corralled a loose puck in the neutral zone and passed ahead. Well, Jason Zucker, Mikael Granlund, Jordan Greenway and Tyler Ennis each managed just one shot on goal while Marcus Foligno, Matt Cullen and Daniel Winnik each had zero. They would need every one, as it was 1-0 until an empty-netter towards the end of regulation for the Jets made it 2-0 and made the lead insurmountable for Minnesota.

Connor Hellebuyck rebounded well after a tough night Sunday, stopping all 30 Wildshots he faced for his first ever playoff shutout. But his relative playoff inexperience had some wondering how he would recover from being pulled two nights earlier.

Jets coach Paul Maurice offered up some insights Wednesday as to what he will be telling his troops when they return to practice Thursday.

"He's not even looking at where his stick is at the time he does it", Maurice said. "But it certainly is a theme for him this year".

But this is still a young and inexperienced roster when it comes to post-season success, one that is still very much finding its way with every passing game. He proved that Game 3 was an anomaly and that he is deserving of the Vezina Trophy that he found out he was a finalist for on Tuesday. He did so with 30 saves, including a game-changing cross-crease sliding glove save on Mat Dumba.

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"He's the reason why we made the playoffs and why we're here", Scheifele said. "He's been the backbone of this team all year".

The storyline heading into the game was about two missing players.

"We got back to our to our quickness", Scheifele said after Winnipeg's game four victory. The Wild lost forward Zach Parise to a fractured sternum. He was replaced by Tucker Poolman, a native of Iowa who played in college at North Dakota, on Winnipeg's third blue line pairing with Chiarot.

"I'm the tallest guy on the ice". There's not much more you can say. It is what it is.

"But I think you see as the series goes, you see more and more movement around the two centremen, around (Eric) Staal and around (Mikko) Koivu, so with those two drivers in the middle of the ice", Maurice said Wednesday.

On the Jets side of thing, Morrissey said he was able to watch the incident after the game, which he termed accidental. "It was a missed call". It was a complete accident. "I hope he's OK. There's no differences in my game, no matter if I give up 10 or pitch a shutout". I would never try to do that. Visit SportsLine to get National Hockey League odds and picks for every Stanley Cup playoff game, all from the advanced computer model on a red-hot 21-8 National Hockey League run. "It's the playoffs, and everyone's trying to be really aggressive".

"Here's a guy that's worked so hard to get back to where he was and so hard to want to play for his hometown and bring glory", Boudreau said, "and he finally gets to that spot and this happens, you know?"

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