The Jets now lead the series 2-0, with action moving to Minnesota for Game 3 Sunday and Game 4 on Tuesday.
Asked if he thought the message could be considered offensive, Hendricks said he apologizes if anyone finds it insensitive. "But you know what, we got the win and that's all I care about, especially this time of year".
"I don't know if it was about pride", said Elliott.
Patric Hornqvist scored Pittsburgh's lone goal with just over 5 minutes left to avoid the shutout, but the Penguins looked ordinary for long stretches after looking unstoppable in Game 1.
Hellebuyck needed only 16 saves.
Laine's wrist shot beat Devan Dubnyk glove-side to tie the game 2-2. He appeared to have no clue where the puck was when Hornqvist's shot zipped by his left pad only to smack off the post in the first period.
Winnipeg will now take their show on the road as the series shifts to Minnesota for games three and four, to be played Sunday and Tuesday at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. Seventy penalty minutes were handed out in the last 10 seconds.
"We stuck up for each other", Wild centre Eric Staal said. Thursday, with the rest of the series kicking off, we got big nights from the Boston Bruins and Tampa Bay Lightning, an overtime collapse by the Washington Capitals and a physical 3-0 victory by the San Jose Sharks over the hot Anaheim Ducks. "We're going to come home in front of our fans and be ready to play Game 3".
Here's how to watch Wild vs. Jets Game 2 online. Putting up 14 shots in the middle frame - as compared to Minnesota's five - Winnipeg increased its lead to 27-14 heading into the third period of play.
What happened was another Bruins goal on the ensuing power play that made it 5-1 in the first game between the bitter rivals.
Snatching up the win in game one was Connor Hellebuyck, who stopped 18 of the 20 shots that he faced in his first National Hockey League playoff game. The Jets then turned on a switch and had outshot the visitors 13-9 when the period ended, but many were from the outside. As the puck went down the ice Koivu inexplicably stopped skating and the linesman was looking at him nearly to say "uh Mikko, you know you need to get to the hashmarks for me to blow the whistle". It was not so brilliant 38 seconds later when he took a retaliatory roughing penalty that put the Wild on the power play.
Now, coming into this one, we've had a great season and there's more expectation. "We can't try to do too much".
Stastny and Copp scored within a two-minute span of the third period.
Evgeny Kuznetsov did everything in his power to ensure that the Capitals didn't let this one slip away with his two goals, but it was too little, too late, as anxious Capitals fans wonder if this is yet another snakebitten postseason for their team.