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Winnipeg takes Game 1 in slugfest against the Wild

Winnipeg doubled up the Wild in shots on goal.

If Game 1 is a sign of things to come then the best-of-seven series between the Minnesota Wild and Winnipeg Jets is going to be incredible. 

Winnipeg took a 1-0 series lead with a 3-2 win over the Wild at Bell MTS Place. The game was a complete grinder filled with huge hits, big saves and even bigger goals. 

After a scoreless, physical opening period the Jets struck on a power play goal by Mark Scheifele, and the game stayed 1-0 into the second intermission. 

Minnesota came out firing in the third, with the tying goal by Matt Cullen 1:46 into the period and then taking a 2-1 lead when Mikael Granlund slid a pass through the slot for an easy tip-in goal by Zach Parise just 3:58 in the third. 

The Jets came right back, tying the score 2-2 just 53 seconds later on Patrik Laine's first career playoff goal. 

Winnipeg then went on the attack, peppering goalie Devan Dubnyk with shot after shot until Joe Morrow's blasted a slap shot between Dubnyk's legs for a 3-2 lead with 7:05 left in the game. 

The Jets finished with 40 shots on goal compared to Minnesota's 20, and they out-hit the Wild 39-31. 

Game 2 if Friday at 6:30 p.m. in Winnipeg. 

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