Winnipeg, Manitoba (NHN)-Mason Appleton fired the game winner just over six minutes into the second period as the Winnipeg Jets won their third straight game.

The right winger scooped up defenceman Josh Morrissey's shot from the point before firing the disc past Flames goaltender Dan Vladar to make it 2-1.

Blake Wheeler and Brenden Dillon also scored for the Jets.

Connor Hellebuyck turned aside 32 shots for Winnipeg, who moved to 38-32-11.

Dan Vladar made 40 saves for the Flames, who ended their regular season at 50-20-12 and 111 points.

Matthew Tkachuk got Calgary an early lead 3:19 into the first when he stole the puck off of Jets defenceman Brendan Dillon before breaking in alone while fending off a backchecking Adam Lowry and stuffing his own rebound deke past Hellebuyck to make it 1-0.

The goal was his 42nd of the season.

Blake Wheeler tied the contest with 13 seconds remaining in the first period when he one timed a nifty cross ice feed from Nikolaj Ehlers.

Paul Stastny broke through the neutral zone before tapping the disc ahead to Wheeler who dropped the puck for Ehlers before moving into the left circle before he hammered Ehlers' return feed past Vladar to make it 1-1.

The goal was his 16th of the season.

Winnipeg took the lead just over six minutes into the second when Mason Appleton scored on a rebound off a Josh Morrissey shot from the point 6:06 into the second to make it 2-1.

Brenden Dillon added an empty netter with twenty seconds left in regulation to seal the win for Winnipeg.

The Jets close out their season on Sunday when they host Seattle while Calgary completed their regular season and will await their first round playoff opponent.

SHOTS-CALGARY 33 WINNIPEG 43

ATTENDANCE-14,202

NOTES-Jets LW Kyle Connor has 46 goals with one game remaining in Winnipeg's season.

Winnipeg, Manitoba (NHN)-Dylan McLaughlin and Josiah Slavin each scored once and added an assist as the Rockford Icehogs edged the Manitoba Moose by a 5-1 score Sunday afternoon.

Michal Tepy, Jakub Pour and Andrei Altybamakien also scored for the Icehogs.

Arvid Soderblom turned aside 26 shots for Rockford, who moved to 33-26-4-1.

Cole Meier scored the lone goal for the Moose.

Evan Cormier made 20 saves for Manitoba, who dropped to 38-22-5-2.

Dylan McLaughlin scored 9:19 into the first when he moved into the Manitoba zone on his off wing before unsleahing a high wrister, beating goaltender Evan Cormier high blocker side with a wrister to put Rockford up 1-0.

The goal was his 12th of the season.

Michal Tepy scored on a rebound following a turnover of a puck in the neutral zone by Moose defenceman Declan Chisolm.

Chisolm turned over the puck which Josiah Slavin took full advantage of, skating into the Moose end before dishing to Tepy who got not one but two shots off on Cormier, beating him high with the rebound to make it 2-0 Icehogs at 14:41.

The goal was his 11th of the season.

Cole Meier got Manitoba on the board 8:28 into the third period when he took control of the puck in close on Soderblom and put on a stickhandling clinic before banking the disc in off of the goaltender's skate from the side of the Icehogs net.

The goal was his 16th of the season.

Jakub Pour scored after taking a feed from Dylan McLaughlin feed from behind the net when the Icehogs forward was able to move in unabated after Moose defenceman Leon Gawanke lost his footing and crashed into the end boards allowing McLaughlin to move in behind the net at 11:08 of the third.

The goal was his 6th of the season and second in two games against the Moose.

Manitoba responded with a push when Kristian Reichel was stymied by Arvid Soderblom when he attempted to finish off a three-on-two rush with 6:22 to go in the third.

"Not the result we wanted," said Reichel afterward.

"We need to get ready for the playoffs because the playoffs are just right around the corner. We need to start playing playoff hockey," he added.

Josiah Slavin added an empty netter with 3:06 remaining in the third to seal the win for Rockford.

The goal was his 15th of the season.

Andrei Altybamakien also scored into an empty net with 1:51 left in regulation to make it 5-1 Icehogs.

Moose defenceman Nicholas Jones, who assisted on the lone Moose goal on the afternoon was succint in his assessment of the loss.

"We've seen it all year in back-to-backs you know where we go out there and feel like the front end of the back-to-back we've played really well and you know they're going to be desperate on the second game. And we didn't match that intensity from the opening puck drop," he said.

Manitoba travels to Rockford for a Saturday matchup while the Icehogs travel to Chicago for a Tuesday game against the Wolves.

SHOTS-ROCKFORD 25 MANITOBA 27

ATTENDANCE-2681

Winnipeg, Manitoba (NHN)-Sam Gagner scored twice as the Detroit Red Wings downed the Winnipeg Jets by a 3-1 score Wednesday night.

The 34 year-old forward achieved a career milestone, scoring his 500th career NHL point in the first period with a shorthanded marker after perfectly finishing off a Dylan Larkin pass off a rush.

The win was the second straight for the Red Wings after defeating the Boston Bruins Tuesday night in Detroit.

Michael Rasmussen scored the other Detroit goal.

Dylan Larkin had a pair of assists for the Red Wings.

Thomas Greiss made 32 saves for Detroit who moved to 28-34-9.

Mark Scheifele had the lone Winnipeg goal on the night.

Connor Hellebuyck made 32 saves for the Jets, who dropped to 33-28-10 and saw their slim playoff hopes fade.

The loss was their third straight.

They currently trail the Dallas Stars by seven points for the last Western Conference wild card playoff berth.

The Stars also hold two games in hand on the Jets.

Sam Gagner got Detroit on the board late in the first period when scored shorthanded at 18:40 after converting a Dylan Larkin feed off the rush.

The goal was his 500th NHL career goal.

Mark Scheifele tied the contest just over the six minute mark of the second period when he tipped a Nate Schmidt shot from the point past Greiss at 6:01.

The goal was his 27th of the season.

Blake Wheeler appeared to give the Jets a 2-1 lead at 9:31 when he tipped a Dylan DeMelo shot past Greiss but the play was ruled offside after a successful coach's challenge by Detroit Head Coach Jeff Blashill.

Michael Rasmussen scored 9:11 into the third to give Detroit the lead.

Kyle Crisuolo had the initial shot and Rasmussen cashed in on the rebound, scoring on his forehand off the far post.

The goal was his 12th of the season.

Sam Gagner added an empty netter at 19:23 of the third.

The goal was his 11th of the season.

Detroit returns home to host Columbus on Satruday while Winnipeg closes out a three-game homestand Friday against Colorado.

SHOTS-DETROIT 35 WINNIPEG 32

ATTENDANCE-13,484

Winnipeg, Manitoba (NHN)-Anze Kopitar and Adrian Kempe each scored once and added an assist to pace the Los Angeles Kings to a 3-2 road win over the Winnipeg Jets Saturday night.

Gabriel Vilard also scored for the Kings, who closed out a three-game road trip with five of a six possible points.

Cal Petersen turned aside 25 shots for Los Angeles, who moved to 34-26-10.

The Jets, who are all but mathematically eliminated from the NHL post-season, dropped to 33-27-10.

Nikolaj Ehlers and Adam Lowry scored for Winnipeg.

Connor Hellebuyck made 35 saves for the Jets, who kicked off a three-game homestand with a loss.

Winnipeg had it's chances to score, but went 0-for-6 on the power play with the man advantage, something that wasn't lost on Kings Head Coach Todd McLellan.

Niether was the defensive play of his top players, one of which, Philip Danault, who made a key shot block late in regulation.

"They do some of those little things that allow us to win," said McLellan.

"I think it was Marc Bergevin who told me that, 'There's statistical hockey and there's winning hockey.' What's nice about most of our players is they want to play winning hockey. They don't give a shit about their stats."

Adrian Kempe scored shorthanded 2:21 into the opening stanza when he used his skate to redirect a rebound off a Philip Danault shot between Hellebuyck's pads to make it 1-0 Los Angeles.

The play was reviewed but ruled a good goal.

The tally was his 29th of the season.

Nikolaj Ehlers tied it up at 6:21 when he took a Mark Scheifele pass in the neutral zone before moving in and drifting a wrister past Petersen to make it 1-1.

The goal was his 22nd of the season.

Anze Kopitar scored on a forty foot wrister following a Jets turnover in their own end.

Dylan DeMelo attempted breakout pass was intercepted by Sean Durzi in the high slot before feeding Adrian Kempe who relayed the disc to Kopitar who snapped a wrister past Hellebuyck.

The goal was his 18th of the season.

With Blake Wheeler off for tripping Gabriel Vilard gave the Kings a 3-1 lead just over three minutes into the second on the power play when he got his stick on a John Spence shot from the point.

Hellebuyck made the save but the rebound was redirected into the net by an onlooking Josh Morrissey when the puck hit his left skate and crossed the goalline.

The goal was his 3rd of the season.

Adam Lowry pulled the Jets to within a goal at 13:31 of the second when he hacked a puck past Petersen on a rebound off a Ville Heinola shot from the right face off circle four seconds after their power play expired.

The goal was his 11th of the season.

There was no scoring in the third period.

Winnipeg was awarded a late power play when Alex Edler was penalized for closing his hand on the puck with just under 19 seconds remaining in regulation but were unable to score.

Jets Centreman Adam Lowry understands just what it will take for Winnipeg to make the post-season.

“That’s a tough one. If you’re eliminated from the playoffs, you don’t really have any pressure, right? So, you play loose and you make a mistake, yeah, it sucks, but it’s not the end of the world. It’s not going to cost the team much. I don't know if it's been one of those things where it's holding us back, per se. Obviously, now every game is pretty much a must-win. We have to go on a good heater and then hope we get some help. But, yeah, maybe it’s become a little bit of a factor. It's tough to say. Everyone's going out there and wanting to win so bad for one another. They don’t want to let guys down; you don’t want to make the mistake that’s the difference in the game. So, maybe a little bit, but we can’t let that mindset creep in. We just got to focus on the next one, as cliché as that is, and really start building from there. We’ve got a couple days now to rest after a pretty hectic schedule, and we got to beat some pretty good teams coming up here.”

Jets Head Coach Dave Lowry said his club's approach has to be simple.

"You get pressure every night. The biggest thing that we have to do and you know, it's a cliche, it's whatever, but we have to win our next game. We can't look at having to win out. We can't look at what lays ahead. We have to worry about the next game. We'll take tomorrow, we'll reset, we'll come back Monday, we'll get back to work, we'll get ready for our next game, and that's the mindset that we've had to keep. We've put ourselves in this position and you have to give yourself a chance by winning your games," he said.

SHOTS-LOS ANGELES 38 WINNIPEG 27

ATTENDANCE-14,067

Winnipeg, Manitoba (NHN)-Tyler Ennis scored the game winner with 7:35 remaining in the third period as the Ottawa Senators downed the Winnipeg Jets by a 5-2 score Thursday night.

The win snapped a two-game losing skid for Ottawa.

The Senators scored four times in the third period, including a three-goal spurt in a 3:15 span to break the game wide open to put a further dent in the Jets post-season hopes.

The Dallas Stars went up five points on the Jets for the final Western Conference wildcard playoff spot as they defeated the Carolina Hurricanes in a shootout.

Brady Tkachuk scored twice for Ottawa.

Colin White and Connor Brown also scored.

Michael Del Zotto and Tim Stutzle each had a pair of assists.

Anton Forsberg turned aside 22 shots for the Senators, who moved to 23-36-5.

Josh Morrissey and Kyle Connor scored for Winnipeg.

Mark Scheifele had a pair of assists.

Connor Hellebuyck made 28 saves for the Jets, who dropped to 30-26-10.

Josh Morrissey scored 8:38 into the first when he moved in along the left side boards before sliding the disc between Anton Forsberg's pads to make it 1-0 Jets.

The goal was his 10th of the season.

Brady Tkachuk evened the contest at 14:03 when he tipped a puck off a Artem Zub shot past Connor Hellebuyck to score his 21st of the season.

There was no scoring in the second period.

Tyler Ennis gave the Senators the lead with 7:35 remaining in regulation when he finished off a 2-on-1 with Mathieu Joseph.

The goal was his 8th of the season.

With Brendan Dillon off for hooking, Colin White gave Ottawa a two-goal cushion when Tim Stutzle found him by the side of the net and hit him with a crisp pass.

White simply pivoted toward the net before sliding the puck just inside the right post to score his 2nd goal of the season.

Connor Brown scored to provide an insurance marker just under a minute later when he took a Micahel Del Zotto feed in his own end before skating through the neutral zone and working a 2-on-1 with Tim Stutzle before shovelling the disc past Hellebuyck at 15:40.

The goal was his 10th of the season.

Kyle Connor scored at 17:06 to pull Winnipeg to within a pair of goals.

The goal was his 40th of the season and extended his points streak to nine games, both career highs.

Brady Tkachuk added a late empty netter to make it 5-2 Senators.

Winnipeg hosts Columbus on Friday while Ottawa returns home to host the Florida Panthers on Saturday.

SHOTS-OTTAWA 33 WINNIPEG 24

ATTENDANCE-14,175

NOTES-The game had only one penalty, a third period hooking call on Brendan Dillon.

Winnipeg, Manitoba (NHN)-Mark Scheifele and Nikolaj Ehlers each had a goal and an assist and Connor Hellebuyck made 42 saves to earn the shutout as the Winnipeg Jets downed the Vegas Golden Knights 4-0 to move Winnipeg to within three points of a Western Conference playoff berth.

The shutout was his fourth of the season.

The game marked the final regular-season contest between the two clubs.

Winnipeg swept the season series 3-0, winning 5-4 in overtime at Vegas in January and a 7-3 regulation win at home last week.

The loss was the 7th straight road loss for the Golden Knights, who haven't bested their opponents on the road since February 20th, a 4-1 win over San Jose.

Jonathan Marchessault said it's starting to wear on his team.

"Yeah, you’re not going to make it to the playoffs doing that. We’ve got to ramp up some wins here and it’s just a disappointed {sic} effort," he lamented.

"I think we started well but we’ve got to find a way to play with the lead as well, not just trailing. We’ve been trailing all our games for the past month and a half almost now. It’s kind of hard on the body. Definitely more exhausting. We’ve got to find a way to get the first few ones here," he said.

Pierre-Luc Dubois and Neal Pionk also scored for the Jets.

Blake Wheeler added a pair of assists.

Connor Hellebuyck made 42 saves as Winnipeg moved to 30-24-10.

Logan Thompson turned aside 22 shots for Vegas, who lost their second game in a row to drop to 34-28-4.

There was no scoring in the first period.

Vegas took the play to the Jets in the opening stanza, peppering Hellebuyck for 11 shots before Winnipeg managed their first shot on goal just past the fifteen minute mark when Nikolaj Ehlers broke in and snapped a shot on Thompson.

Pierre-Luc Dubois opened the scoring on the power play 6:16 into the second off the rush when he followed up on his own shot and knocked a backhand past Golden Knights goaltender Logan Thompson.

The goal was his 25th of the season.

Dubois correctly labelled Hellebuyck's play as the difference for Winnipeg.

"Bucky was huge for us tonight. He kept it 0-0. I think the shots were like (17-4) in the first period and it could have been two or three shots. To keep us in the game, obviously not going into after the first period happy about ourselves. But knowing it’s a 0-0 game, anything is possible so we stayed with it, get a goal, get two, three, four.

"Like I said before, at this time of year, every point matters, every win matters. We know we can play a lot better. When we have Bucky back there, if we can keep playing well and he can keep playing like this, anything is possible," he added.

Evgeny Svechnikov appeared to give the Jets a 2-0 lead at 6:49 of the second but the play was ruled offside by a coaches challenge.

Mark Scheifele tipped in a Nikolaj Ehlers wrister from the point past Thompson at 15:14 to give Winnipeg a two-goal lead.

The goal was his 24th of the season.

Neal Pionk scored at 11:06 into the third when he found some open ice before Kyle Connor hit him with a cross-ice feed which he one timed past Thompson to give the Jets a 3-0 lead.

The goal was his 3rd of the season.

Nikolaj Ehlers redirected a Mark Scheifele centering pass one handed at 13:51 to make it 4-0 Jets.

Vegas Head Coach Peter DeBoer thought his troops played well but couldn't find their offensive game. "I thought we came with good intentions. Loved our start. I thought the guys worked all night," he said.

"Not getting out of that first period with a goal I think really hurt us. I thought we did everything right, but you've got to score to win games in this league and we didn't score on this trip.”

Jets Head Coach Dave Lowry was happy with the win but felt they needed a better start. "It probably could have (been 3 or 4-0) but I’m not going to beat up … this is one start that we haven’t liked. We’ve liked a lot of our starts. And I would say on a lot of nights our first period has been our best period. Tonight it wasn’t. But our goalie gave us a chance to reset and come out and find a way to be better in the second," he said.

“We found a way to win a hockey game and the biggest thing is that I’m not going to sit up here and beat up a win. They’re hard to win and sometimes you win an ugly game and that was the case tonight," he added.

SHOTS-VEGAS 42 WINNIPEG 26

ATTENDANCE-13,690

Winnipeg, Manitoba (NHN)-Kyle Connor had a goal and two assists to pace the Winnipeg Jets to a 7-3 win over the visiting Vegas Golden Knights Tuesday night to pull Winnipeg to within two points of a playoff spot.

The Jets winger matched his career high for goals with 38 and has a five-game goal scoring streak.

The win kicked off a brief two game homestand for the Jets, who have won four of their last five games.

Vegas saw their losing streak extened to a season high five games.

Blake Wheeler, Mark Scheifele and Josh Morrissey each had a goal and an assist for Winnipeg.

Nikolaj Ehlers and Adam Lowry also scored for the Jets.

Connor Hellebuyck turned aside 35 shots for Winnipeg, who moved to 28-23-10.

Nicolas Roy, Alex Pietrangelo and Michael Amadio scored for the Golden Knights, who closed out a five-game road trip with a loss.

Laurent Brossoit and Logan Thompson combined to make 16 saves for Vegas, who dropped to 32-26-4.

The Jets got off to a sluggish start, not registering their first shot on goal until 12:26 of the first but then scored twice in just over a half minute late in the period.

Blake Wheeler got Winnipeg on the board at 18:08, breaking in on Golden Knights goaltender Laurent Brossoit and beating him glove side with a high wrister.

The tally was his 9th of the season.

The goal extended his point streak to five games.

Kyle Connor scored 33 seconds later, when he calmly scooped up a rebound off a Pierre-Luc Dubois shot before beating Brossoit low stick side to put the Jets up 2-0.

The goal was his 38th of the season, matching his career high.

Nicolas Roy got Vegas on the board 6:49 into the second when he snapped a Zach Whitecloud feed past Hellebuyck.

The goal was his 11th of the season.

Nikolaj Ehlers restored Winnipeg's two-goal cushion at 9:04 when he grabbed a loose puck along the right side boards before moving in on Brossoit and snapping a low wrister past him to make it 3-1.

The goal was his 16th of the season.

Logan Stanley scored unassisted at 11:09, moving in tight before unleashing a high wrister from the bottom of the left faceoff circle beating Brossoit just under the crossbar to make it 4-1 Jets.

The goal was his 1st of the season and completed the 'Gordie Howe Hat Trick' for the Jets defenceman with a goal, assist and a fight.

"I wouldn’t say I work on that one too much. I made a shot and luckily it went in," said Stanley of his tally.

As for his fight it just happened.

"Nothing really, I just thought I’d get the fans into it, it’s a big game. We’re trying to catch them in the standings. I know Keegan and have a lot of respect for him, and he wanted to go. It was a good fight."

Jets Head Coach Dave Lowry said his club knew the game was critical.

“We’ve talked about it every day. We have to just take care of what we can and that is the present day game. We know the situation we’re in here, the schedule with Vegas. We realized there was an opportunity to pull within a couple points, and it was a critical game for us," he said.

Golden Knights Head Coach Pete DeBoer had seen enough and pulled Brossoit in favor of backup Logan Thompson.

Mark Scheifele made it 5-1 at 18:25 when he took a Kyle Connor feed before moving in and snapping a high shot past Thompson, beating the Vegas netminder high blocker side.

The goal was his 23rd of the season.

With Brendan Dillon off for high sticking, Alex Pietrangelo pulled Vegas to within three when he beat Hellebuyck with a slap shot from the point.

The goal was his 9th of the season.

Michael Amadio made it 5-3 when he snapped a puck past Hellebuyck at 9:31 of the third after Jake Leschyshyn fed him pass in close from behind the goal line to pull the Golden Knights to within two.

Josh Morrissey scored on the power play just seconds into a power play at 10:33 when he unleashed a slap shot, beating Thompson glove side to make it 6-3 Jets.

The goal was his 8th of the season.

Adam Lowry scored shorthanded at 13:34, breaking in alone before beating Thompson with a forehand deke to make it 7-3.

Golden Knights defenceman Alex Pietrangelo said their start is what hurt his club's chances.

“We probably could have started well. I think we only gave up 20 shots but we gave up a lot of good opportunities. So we’ve got to make sure we can minimize their odd-man rushes. They’re a team that can capitalize on those, so I didn’t think we did the best job in terms of that.”

Head Coach Peter DeBoer said he was happy with his club's effort on the night but injuries have taken their toll.

“We’ve got eight or nine regulars out of the lineup, that would probably have something to do with it. But we’ve had winnable games. It feels like we’ve got to play a perfect game right now. Our goalies have to be dead on, our special teams have to be dead on, our five-on-five has to be dead on for us to win. That’s a big ask for a group," he said.

“I thought most nights on this trip, we’ve had most of those things going but just not enough to win," added DeBoer.

Vegas returns home to host Florida on Thursday while Winnipeg hosts Boston on Friday.

SHOTS-LAS VEGAS 38 WINNIPEG 23

NOTES-The game marked Jets D Josh Morrissey's 400th NHL game.

Jets D Logan Stanley counted his first career 'Gordie Howe Hat Trick' with a goal, an assist and a fight.

Winnipeg, Manitoba (NHN)-Kyle Connor's shorthanded goal 9:16 into the third period proved to be the game winner as the Winnipeg Jets downed the Tampa Bay Lightning by a 7-4 score Tuesday night.

The Jet winger capitalized on a turnover created when Lightning defenceman Victor Hedman attempted to leave the puck for Nikita Kucherov to skate into but ended up overskating the puck which Connor simply skated into before moving in and leaving Vasilevsky in a heap with a flashy backhand deke.

The goal was his team leading 34th of the season.

Mark Scheifele had a goal and three assists. Paul Stastny scored twice.

Adam Lowry, Pierre-Luc Dubois, Kyle Connor and Josh Morrisey also scored for the Jets. Connor Hellebuyck made 20 saves for Winnipeg, who moved to 25-22-10.

Ryan McDonagh, Alex Killorn, Victor Hedman and Ross Colton scored for the Lightning.

Andrei Vasilevsky turned aside 26 shots for Tampa Bay, who dropped to 37-13-6.

The two teams combined for five goals in the first period.

Mark Scheifele opened the scoring 4:19 in when he scooped up the rebound off a Logan Stanley shot from the point and chipped it past Vasilevsky with his backhand.

The goal was his 21st of the season.

Adam Lowry made it 2-0 at the 6:11 mark when he poked the disc past Vasilevsky off a Brendan Dillon shot from point.

Ryan McDonagh got the Lightning on the board 11:50 into the first when he took a feed from Mathieu Joseph on a 2-on-1 off a neutral zone turnover and snapped the disc past Hellebuyck, beating him high blocker side to make it 2-1.

Paul Stastny restored the two-goal cushion for the Jets at 14:36 when he moved into the slot off the right side boards before Neal Pionk found him.

The veteran forward fired the puck off the inside of his right pad to give Winnipeg a 3-1 lead.

Alex Killorn pulled Tampa Bay to within a goal just over the sixteen minute mark when he scored on a 3-on-1 rush, executing a give-and-go with Corey Perry before beating Hellebuyck with a high wrister.

The goal was his 17th of the season.

Victor Hedman tied it up late in the first when he moved into the high slot, faked a slap shot to freeze Hellebuyck before firing a wrister just inside the left post to make it 3-3.

There was no scoring in the second period.

Pierre-Luc Dubois gave the Jets the lead with a power play marker 7:25 into the third when he moved in from the high slot and snapped a rebound off a Kyle Connor shot past Vasilevsky to make it 4-3.

The goal was his 23rd of the season.

Kyle Connor's shorthanded tally at 9:16 gave the Jets a two-goal cushion they wouldn't relinquish.

Tampa Bay Head Coach Jon Cooper elected to pull his goaltender with just under six minutes remaining in regulation but Josh Morrissey scored into an empty net to make it 6-3 Jets.

Ross Colton replied for the Lightning at 17:15 but Paul Stastny scored another empty netter 14 seconds later to seal the win for Winnipeg.

The goal was his 2nd of the night and 5th in his last four games.

Winnipeg travels to New Jersey to face the Devils Thursday while Tampa Bay visits Calgary.

SHOTS-TAMPA BAY 24 WINNIPEG 33

ATTENDANCE-12,925

Paul Stastny had his fifth goal in his last four games

Wednesday, 02 March 2022 04:11

Jets double up Canadiens 8-4

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Winnipeg, Manitoba (NHN)-Mark Scheifele and Pierre-Luc Dubois each scored twice and added assists to pace the Winnipeg Jets to a 8-4 win over the visiting Montreal Canadiens Tuesday night.

The win was their second in a row.

Winnipeg jumped to a four-goal first period lead only to have the Canadiens answer with the next four, including a hat-trick by Josh Anderson to tie up the contest by early in the second period.

The Jets responded by scoring three power play markers of their own to take control of the contest which featured seven tallies by the end of the first period.

Evgeni Svechnikov, Nate Schmidt, Adam Lowry and Andrew Copp each had a goal and an assist for the Jets.

Kyle Connor and Blake Wheeler each had two assists.

Connor Hellebuyck made 31 saves for Winnipeg, who moved to 24-21-9.

Josh Anderson had three goals for the Canadiens. The hat-trick was the first of his career.

Artturi Lehkonen also scored for Montreal, who dropped to 13-34-7.

Sam Montembeault and Andrew Hammond combined to make 22 saves for Montreal, who lost the first game of a four-game road trip.

The Jets struck for four goals before the Canadiens replied with their first as Evgeni Svechnikov got his stick on a Nate Schmidt centering pass 5:21 into the contest to give Winnipeg an early lead.

Nate Schmidt made it 2-0 36 seconds later when Pierre-Luc Dubois found him alone at the point and hit him with a crisp pass at the point the defenceman promptly fired between Montembeault's pads to score his 4th of the season.

Adam Lowry converted a Dylan DeMelo feed off the rush, beating Montembeault with a neat backhand deke to give the Jets a three-goal cushion.

The goal was his 7th of the season and his 4th goal in his last six games.

Mark Scheifele made it 4-0 27 seconds later when he one timed a Pierre-Luc Dubois feed past Montembeault from the slot, beating him high glove side.

The goal was his 19th of the season.

Josh Anderson got the Canadiens on the board at the 11:18 mark when he caught Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck napping, squeezing the puck between his pads from the side boards.

Anderson scored again at the 17 minute mark on the power play when he knocked a rebound past Hellebuyck off a Cole Caufield shot from the point to make it 4-2. The puck went directly to Josh Evans, who gave it back to a breaking Lehkonen who skated in and beat Hellebuyck with a low shot to make it 4-3.

Anderson scored his third of the contest 4:08 into the second when he converted a Ryan Poehling feed, waiting patiently for Hellebuyck to expose the top of the net before snapping a shot just under the cross bar.

The goal was his 15th of the season and his first career hat-trick.

Rem Pitlick was unsuccessful on a penalty shot awarded just under the 17 minute mark of the second period when Pierre-Luc Dubois slashed him on a breakaway.

Andrew Copp restored the Jets lead on the power play 18 seconds later at 17:17 when he took a Neal Pionk pass along the side boards before moving in and beating Montembeault just inside the far post.

The goal was his 11th of the season.

Mark Scheifele potted his 2nd of the night and 20th of the season at 2:46 of the third when he banked the puck in off of former teammate Ben Chiarot's skate from behind the goal line.

The goal was his 20th of the season.

With Brendan Gallagher off for high sticking Pierre-Luc Dubois converted a Mark Scheifele feed, snapping a wrister past Montembeault's glove 5:49 into the third.

The goal was his 22nd of the season.

Canadiens Head Coach Martin St. Louis had seen enough and pulled him in favor of Andrew Hammond.

Paul Stastny rounded out the scoring at 17:26 when he finished off a three-way play converting an Adam Lowry feed to make it 8-4.

Montreal vists Calgary Thursday while Winnipeg hosts Dallas Friday.

SHOTS-MONTREAL 35 WINNIPEG 30

ATTENDANCE- NOTES-The game marked the 5th time this season the Jets surpassed the 6 goal mark.

8 Winnipeg forwards had two or more points in the win over Montreal.

Friday, 18 February 2022 04:14

Jets down Kraken 5-3

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Winnipeg, Manitoba (NHN)-Josh Morrissey's goal with 6:10 remaining in regulation proved to be the game winner Thursday night as the Winnipeg Jets rallied to down the visiting Seattle Kraken by a 5-3 score.

Kyle Connor half-stepped around a Kraken defender in the slot before sliding the disc to a pinching Morrissey and the Jets defenceman made no mistake, one timing it past Philipp Grubauer's blocker to give Winnipeg their second win in as many nights.

The contest was a back and forth affair with Seattle jumping to a two-goal lead before Winnipeg replied late in the first period with a shorthanded marker.

The Jets took the lead in the second before Jordan Eberle tied it up just over seven minutes into the third before Morrissey's tally, which gave the Jets the lead for good.

Blake Wheeler and Kyle Connor each added a goal and an assist for Winnipeg, who won their second game in a row.

Dylan DeMelo had a pair of assists for Winnipeg.

Dominic Toninato and Pierre-Luc Dubois also scored for the Jets.

Eric Comrie turned aside 20 shots for Winnipeg, who moved to 22-18-8.

Marcus Johansson and Jordan Eberle had a goal and an assist for the Kraken.

Vince Dunn also scored for Seattle, who were playing their first ever game in Winnipeg.

Philipp Grubauer made 24 saves for Seattle, who dropped to 16-30-4.

Vince Dunn gave Seattle an early lead 3:21 into the contest with a power play marker.

With Logan Stanley off for boarding, Jamie McCann hit Dunn at the point before the Seattle defenceman cranked a low slapshot past Comrie to make it 1-0 Kraken.

Marcus Johansson made it 2-0 12:15 into the first when he skated around the Winnipeg goal and into the high slot before drifting a wrister past Comrie to score his 6th of the season.

Dominic Toninato scored shorthanded with 13 seconds remaining in the first, cutting the Seattle lead in half.

The goal was his 4th of the season.

The Jets pulled even with Seattle when Pierre-Luc Dubois scored 1:45 into the second period after Blake Wheeler snagged a failed clearing attempt and sprung Dubois, who made no mistake, breaking down the left side before beating Grubauer with a high wrister to make it 2-2.

Blake Wheeler scored just under the 12 minute mark to give the Jets the lead.

Paul Stastny picked Jamie Oleksiak's pocket, taking the puck off the Kraken defenceman in the left corner before feeding Wheeler in the slot.

The Jets captain promptly snapped the disc past Grubauer to give his club a 3-2 lead.

The tally was his 5th of the season for Wheeler and marked his 7th goal in his last six games.

Jordan Eberle tied the contest just over 7 minutes into the third when he was left unchecked by the far post and Marcus Johansson hit him with a quick pass he shovelled past the goal line to make it 3-3.

The goal was his 14th of the season.

Josh Morrissey fired the game winner at 13:50, converting a Kyle Connor feed from the slot past Grubauer to make it 4-3.

Kyle Connor added an emptry netter with under a second left in regulation to make it 5-3 Winnipeg.

The goal was his 28th of the season.

Both teams are back in action on Saturday as Seattle travels to Calgary for a contest with the Flames while Winnipeg closes out their four-game homestand against Edmonton.

SHOTS-SEATTLE 23 WINNIPEG 29

ATTENDANCE-13,071

NOTES-Jets F Andrew Copp missed the game with an undisclosed injury suffered against Minnesota. Kristian Vesalainen drew into the lineup to replace him.

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