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Blake Wheeler on the loyalty of Winnipeg Jets fans
Paul Stastny says his father Peter still talks about the overtime goal he scored in Game 7 for the Quebec Nordiques against the Montreal Canadiens in the 1985 playoffs. While not quite as dramatic, the younger Stastny provided a performance on Thursday that Winnipeg fans won't soon forget. The veteran centre had two goals and an assist, Connor Hellebuyck made 36 saves, and the Jets defeated the Nashville Predators 5-1 in Game 7 to advance to their first Western Conference final. ``As you get later in your career, you've just got to enjoy these moments,'' Stastny said. ``You're going to have some guys that get nervous out there and that's fine. ``It's our job, older guys, veteran guys, to go out there and try to be loose and try to make everyone comfortable.'' The 32-year-old, who waived his no-movement clause to come to Winnipeg from the St. Louis Blues prior to the trade deadline, finished with five goals and five assists in the series.