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Mark Scheifele Leads the Winnipeg Jets To A 4-2 Victory Over the Vegas Golden Knights

Photo by: John Woods/The Canadian Press

In game one of the Western Conference Finals, we have a matchup between the second and third best teams in the Western conference when it comes to points. The Winnipeg Jets and the Vegas Golden Knights are fighting for a berth in the Stanley Cup Finals. This was not a matchup a lot of people thought of at the beginning of the season. Last night was game one of the series and The Jets picked up a game one victory by the score of 4-2. 

In this game, the scoring started early when the Jets star Dustin Byfuglien opened the game with a goal 65 seconds into the game. This was the way the Jets wanted to start the game. The Jets went on to score two more goals in the first period. The Jets leading scorer Patrick Laine added a power-play goal late in the first period. Less then a minute after the Laine goal, Joel Armia notched his second goal of the playoffs to get the Jets a 3-0 lead. The Knights added a goal late in the first when Brayden McNabb scored his first goal since game four of the first round. 

In the second period, the scoring continued, Mark Scheifele scored a power-play goal to give the Jets a 4-1 lead. This goal is Scheifele’s 12th goal of the playoffs. 

Vegas added one more goal in the second period, when William Karlsson scored a power-play goal to make it a 4-2 lead. 

With the 4-2 loss by the Knights, this is the first time in franchise history that they are trailing in a series. Game two will take place on Monday at 8:00 p.m. EST on NBCSN

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