The Jets were a late arrival for Game 3 in more ways than one.
Mikael Granlund and Zach Parise had power-play goals in the first period for the spark that was missing on the road, and the Wild scored four times in the second to beat the Jets 6-2 on Sunday night.
We’re in a series here, said Hellebuyck, who made 16 saves. We’re going to lose one once in a while. It’s how we respond to the next one.
After overtaking the Wild with two third-period goals to win 3-2 in Game 1 and dominating the action in Game 2 on the way to a 4-1 victory, the Jets hit some minor turbulence. The blizzard that blanketed the Twin Cities forced their charter flight to land in Duluth on Saturday afternoon and return to Winnipeg for the night. The Jets skipped the customary morning skate and arrived Sunday about eight hours before faceoff.
Whether or not the Jets were actually affected by the weather hardly mattered, given the way the Wild greeted them after the lackluster performance in Game 2.
I don’t know if it made us worse, but I can say for a fact that it certainly didn’t make us better, Jets coach Paul Maurice said.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts it was good to end the losing skid.
It’s good to get a win against anybody but, yeah, these guys have had our number, Roberts added. Clayton was sort of in a groove early. There’s something with Clayton’s track record, when he takes the mound there’s a heightened focus. His intensity every single time and when he takes the mound, our guys felt that today.
Los Angeles had been 0-5 versus the Diamondbacks this year, and hadn’t beaten them in the regular season since last August. But the Dodgers swept Arizona 3-0 last year in the NL Division Series.
Chris Taylor homered, doubled and drove in three runs to help the Dodgers stop a three-game skid. The Diamondbacks, who had won three in row, finished a 6-3 road trip.
Hopefully we can build on this momentum, Taylor said. I thought today was the best approach we had offensively so hopefully we can build on that.