Wild Blow Chance to Secure Playoff Slot
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Mark Scheifele scored his team-leading 27th goal and the Winnipeg Jets gave their fans something to cheer about in their last home game of the season Sunday night, a 5-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild.
Minnesota dropped its third straight game and squandered a chance to clinch a playoff spot. Colorado lost to St. Louis 5-1 Sunday night.
Fans gave the Jets a standing ovation and chanted "Go Jets Go!" during the final minute. Players raised their sticks to acknowledge the crowd after the final buzzer.
Chris Thorburn ended a 47-game goal drought for Winnipeg with his sixth of the season. Andrew Copp, Drew Stafford and Blake Wheeler, with an empty-netter, also scored for the Jets.