Watch: Bonino’s late goal off foot counts after initially being disallowed

Nick Bonino put his best foot forward Friday night, and it gave the Nashville Predators a critical goal.

Bonino's goal that broke a 0-0 tie with less than 10 minutes remaining in Game 5 was initially waived off on the ice due to an apparent kicking motion, but it was then reversed and allowed to stand upon video review.

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Hellebuyck is 3rd U.S.-born goalie to nab consecutive playoff shutouts

Only two other American-born goaltenders have done what Connor Hellebuyck did Friday night.

The Winnipeg Jets netminder joined Mike Richter and Brent Johnson as the only U.S.-born goalies in NHL history to notch consecutive postseason shutouts.

Hellebuyck turned aside all 30 shots he faced in the 5-0 series-clinching victory over the Minnesota Wild on Friday, after stopping all 30 shots in a 2-0 win in Game 4 on Tuesday night.

He hasn't allowed a goal since being named a Vezina Trophy finalist before Tuesday's game.

Johnson earned three straight clean sheets with the St. Louis Blues in Games 2, 3, and 4 of the 2002 Western Conference quarterfinals against the Chicago Blackhawks.

Richter posted two consecutive playoff shutouts with the New York Rangers in Games 1 and 2 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the New York Islanders back in 1994.

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Jets blow out Wild to win 1st playoff series in franchise history

The Winnipeg Jets rode a four-goal first period to a 5-0 victory in Game 5 against the Minnesota Wild to advance to the second round of the playoffs for the first time in franchise history.

Related: Jets chase Dubnyk with 4 first-period goals

The series served as a giant stepping stone for the franchise, who not only won their first ever playoff game, but also their first ever series. Prior to this season the franchise's only other two playoff matchups resulted in 4-0 series loses.

The first came when the Atlanta Thrashers were swept in 2007 by the New York Rangers and the latter came in 2015 when the Jets lost four straight to the Anaheim Ducks.

Meanwhile, it marks the first time a Winnipeg Jets team has won a playoff series since 1987 when the Jets - now the Arizona Coyotes - defeated the Calgary Flames in six games.

The Jets will now await the winner of the series between the Nashville Predators and the Colorado Avalanche.

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Jets blow out Wild to win 1st playoff series in franchise history

The Winnipeg Jets rode a four-goal first period to a 5-0 victory in Game 5 against the Minnesota Wild to advance to the second round of the playoffs for the first time in franchise history.

Related: Jets chase Dubnyk with 4 first-period goals

The series served as a giant stepping stone for the franchise, who not only won their first ever playoff game, but also their first ever series. Prior to this season the franchise's only other two playoff matchups resulted in 4-0 series loses.

The first came when the Atlanta Thrashers were swept in 2007 by the New York Rangers and the latter came in 2015 when the Jets lost four straight to the Anaheim Ducks.

Meanwhile, it marks the first time a Winnipeg Jets team has won a playoff series since 1987 when the Jets - now the Arizona Coyotes - defeated the Calgary Flames in six games.

The Jets will now await the winner of the series between the Nashville Predators and the Colorado Avalanche.

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Girard back in lineup for Avalanche after missing 3 games

The Colorado Avalanche are getting a big boost on the back end as they attempt to keep their season alive Friday night.

Samuel Girard returned to the lineup for Game 5 of the first-round series against the Nashville Predators after missing the previous three contests with what the Avalanche would only call an upper-body injury.

The 19-year-old defenseman was acquired by Colorado in the blockbuster trade that sent Matt Duchene to the Ottawa Senators and Kyle Turris to the Predators.

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Jets’ Armia leaves Game 5 with upper-body injury

Winnipeg Jets forward Joel Armia left Game 5 against the Minnesota Wild on Friday with an upper-body injury, the team announced.

The 24-year-old played 5:24 in the first period, but did not return for the second.

Despite his early withdrawal, Armia had time to score the Jets' fourth goal of the first period when a Dustin Byfuglien slap shot from the point redirected off his midsection and in. The goal was his first of the series, and first in 17 games overall.

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Jets chase Dubnyk with 4 first-period goals

This isn't how the Minnesota Wild wanted to start their quest to stave off elimination Friday night.

The Winnipeg Jets erupted for four goals on 10 shots in the first period of Game 5, as Joel Armia ended Devan Dubnyk's night with a goal that made it 4-0 at about the 12-minute mark of the opening frame.

Jacob Trouba opened the scoring 31 seconds in, after which Bryan Little, Brandon Tanev, and Armia followed suit, sending Alex Stalock into the Wild crease with only 11:59 elapsed in the game.

The Jets entered Friday's game leading the best-of-seven series 3-1.

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Jets’ Ehlers surprise scratch for Game 5

Winnipeg Jets forward Nikolaj Ehlers will not play in Game 5 against the Minnesota Wild, the team announced.

The omission comes after Ehlers was noticeably absent from the pregame warmup. The 22-year-old has two assists in four games, but played 14:05 in Game 4 without recording a shot on net.

Veteran Matt Hendricks draws into the lineup in his place. This marks Hendricks' first taste of playoff hockey since the 2012-13 season when he was a member of the Washington Capitals, and his first game action since Mar. 12.

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Flyers turn to Neuvirth for Game 5; Couturier returns from injury

The Philadelphia Flyers will turn to Michal Neuvirth in a must-win Game 5 against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday night, the team announced.

The move comes after Brian Elliott, who started the previous four games, was pulled for the second time in Game 4 after giving up three goals on 17 shots.

Neuvirth's lone appearance in these playoffs came in relief in Game 4, when he made 11 saves on 13 shots in just under 32 minutes.

The team also announced that forward Sean Couturier is back in the lineup after missing Game 4 due to a lower-body injury suffered in practice Tuesday.

The Flyers trail the series 3-1.

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