the Winnipeg Jets, led by the center Pierre-Luc Dubois, facing Edmonton Oilers, led by the center Connor mcdavid, in game 3 of their NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs round one series at Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada on Sunday, May 23, 2021 (05/23/21).
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The Jets lead the series, 2-0, after winning Game 2, 1-0, on Friday.
Here’s what you need to know:
What: NHL Playoffs, Game 3, Round 2
who: Oilers vs Jets
When: Sunday 23 May 2021
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Or: Place Rogers
Direct: fuboTV (free trial)
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Paul Stastny scored at 4:06 into overtime to give the Winnipeg Jets a 1-0 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Friday night and a 2-0 lead in the first-round series.
Stastny’s armored wrist shot beat goalie Mike Smith high in the right corner.
“I figured I would try to use the D as a screen and just put the puck on the net,” Stastny said. “I feel like in overtime, whether you’re trying to score or trying to create an offense, sometimes it’s the easiest way to do it.
“The puck had eyes and luckily it got in.”
Connor Hellebuyck made 38 saves for Winnipeg and stopped 70 of 71 shots in the first two games.
“That’s why we have a chance,” said Jets captain Blake Wheeler. “That’s why we’re a playoff team and why we have confidence every time we go. You can’t say enough about having a guy who you think is going to stop every shot.
Smith made 35 saves for Edmonton, which finished second in the North Division – ahead of Winnipeg, third – and won the season series 7-2.
Winnipeg won the first game 4-1 on Wednesday night. The series moves to Winnipeg for the Sunday and Monday night games.
“We dug a little hole for ourselves,” said Oilers captain Connor McDavid. “The two games could have gone either way. This is not the position we want to be in. We’ve been a good road team all year and have been successful in this building as well and we’ve been good back to back.
McDavid and teammate Leon Draisaitl – the NHL’s two top scorers – were sidelined for the first two games.
“Our desperation must be lifted,” McDavid said. “We must be hungry around the net. There are loose pucks lying around there waiting to be put in the net, we have to send them in their way. Maybe a little hesitation in some places.
(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)