KEYS TO GAME 3

Los Angeles Times - - STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS - — He­lene El­liott

1Fans in Win­nipeg, shut out of NHL play­off hockey here since 1996, con­tin­u­ally lifted the Jets with their loud chants and pul­sat­ing en­ergy. How could any Jet jus­tify giv­ing up on a play when fans never gave up their dream of get­ting a team back and see­ing play­off hockey again?

2Balanced scor­ing car­ried the Ducks. Five play­ers each scored a goal and eight play­ers had at least one point. De­fen­sively, only one player had a neg­a­tive plus/mi­nus rat­ing — Matt Be­leskey, at mi­nus-1.

3Re­silience. The Ducks con­tinue to tempt fate and come out on the win­ning side. On Mon­day, they be­came the first team in NHL his­tory to win three con­sec­u­tive play­off games af­ter trail­ing at any point in the third pe­riod of all three games.

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