The Winnipeg Jets are going to the conference finals for the first time in franchise history after a 5-1 Game 7 road victory over the Nashville Predators on Thursday night.
#StanleyCup Playoffs Game 7 Magic!
— Winnipeg Jets (@NHLJets) May 11, 2018
No NHL team from Winnipeg has ever made a conference final.
Until now. pic.twitter.com/Q2yoThNYGw
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) May 11, 2018
The Jets got two goals and an assist from Paul Stastny, and two goals from Mark Scheifele in the win. Jets goaltender
Connor Hellebuyck stopped 36 of 37 Predators shots.
Winnipeg jumped out in front 2-0 on two soft goals just over 10 minutes into the game, and Nashville even pulled veteran goaltender Pekka Rinne after the second goal was allowed. It was the quickest starting goalie hook in Game 7 history.
#NHLPreds Pekka Rinne gets the quickest hook for a starting goalie in the history of NHL Game 7s (10:47)
— Sportsnet Stats (@SNstats) May 11, 2018
The Jets will now take on the Vegas Golden Knights in a Western Conference Final that nobody saw coming when the season started. Game 1 gets started on Saturday night in Winnipeg.