Wild edge Moose 4-3

Sunday, 04 March 2018 22:41 Written by
Winnipeg, Manitoba (NHN)-Zack Mitchell scored once and added an assist as the Iowa Wild edged the Manitoba Moose 4-3 Sunday afternoon.

Zach Palmquist, Pat Cannone,Ryan White and Zack Mitchell tallied for the Wild.

Carson Soucy had a pair of assists for Iowa, who moved to 27-17-8-4.

Admirials sink Moose 3-2

Monday, 19 February 2018 22:36 Written by
Winnipeg, Manitoba (NHN)-Frederick Gaudreau scored twice and Anders Lindback stopped 30 shots as the Milwaukee Admirals downed the Manitoba Moose 3-2 Monday afteroon.

The win snapped a two-game losing skid for the Admirals and kept them within striking distance of the final playoff spot in the Central Division, three points back of the Iowa Wild and Chicago Wolves who both have 60 points.

The loss leaves the Moose comfortably in ensconced in first place with 71 points, 8 points ahead of the second place Grand Rapids Griffins.

Trevor Murphy also scored for Milwaukee, who moved to 26-21-4-1.

Brendan Lemieux and Mike Sgarbossa scored for the Moose.

Jamie Phillips turned aside 23 shots for Manitoba, who dropped their 4th straight game.

Frederick Gaudreau got Milwaukee on the board early, 56 seconds into the opening period, taking advantage of a poorly played puck by Moose starting goaltender Jamie Phillips, who kicked a rebound right onto the stick of Gaudreau who was right on top of him at the edge of the crease.

The goal was his 12th of the season.

The Admirals went up 2-0 at 7:15 when Trevor Murphy slid a disc past Phillips with a low blocker side shot after taking a feed from Harry Zolnierczyk.

The goal as his 16th of the season.

Gaudreau got his second of the game at 15:37, pausing briefly after taking a pass from Harry Zolnierczyk before blowing a low shot past Phillips to make it 3-0 Milwaukee.

Brendan Lemieux got Manitoba on the board 6:32 into the second period off of a faceoff win.

Lemieux skated into the puck sitting behind the centre and stepped into a wrister beating Admirals goaltender Anders Lindback high glove side to make it 3-1.

The goal was his 13th of the season and ended a 170 minute goalless drought by the Moose.

Mike Sgarbossa pulled Manitoba to within a goal at 8:27 of the 3rd period, converting a Buddy Robinson pass from behind the Admiral net to make it 3-2.

The goal was his 13th of the season.



Rangers down Jets 3-1

Sunday, 11 February 2018 22:47 Written by
Winnipeg, Manitoba (NHN)-Jimmy Vesey scored the game winner with just under four minutes remaining in regulation as the New York Rangers edged the Winnipeg Jets 3-1 Sunday afternoon.

Brady Skjei unleashed a shot from the point before the puck hit Vesey and found it's way past Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck to give the Rangers the win in a closely contested hockey game.

Winnipeg had two potential goals called back via video replay in the game.

The first came a mere 24 seconds into the contest when Tyler Myers appeared to score after taking a feed from Kyle Connor before moving into the middle of the left faceoff circle before unleashing a slap shot that beat Henrik Lundqvist high blocker side but was disallowed after a coach's challenge for being offside.

That didn't matter as Nikolaj Ehlers converted a Mark Scheifele feed, blowing a slapshot past New York goaltender Henrik Lundqvist just 42 seconds later, beating him glove side to make it 1-0 Winnipeg.

The goal was his 21st of the season.

Mats Zuccarello tied the contest with just over a minute remaining in the first period when Nikolaj Ehlers turned the puck over at the blue line.

Zuccarello scooped up the puck before moving in and firing the disc through Connor Helleuyck's pads at 18:54.

The goal was his 9th of the season.

There was no scoring in the second period.

Michael Grabner also tallied for the Rangers, who won their second game in a row (27-24-5).

Henrik Lundqvist turned aside 37 shots for New York.

Connor Hellebuyck made 25 saves for Winnipeg.

Dustin Byfuglien appeared to have tied the game with 1:22 remaining in regulation but it was ruled no goal as Mark Scheifele deflected the disc past Lundqvist using a high stick.

Michael Grabner added a late empty netter to seal the win for the Rangers.

New York continues a four-game road trip Tuesday in Minnesota while Winnipeg hosts Washington.



Blues take down Jets 5-2

Saturday, 10 February 2018 04:44 Written by
Winnipeg, Manitoba (NHN)-Vladimir Tarasenko broke a seven game scoring slump in style, firing a pair of goals Friday night as the St. Louis Blues downed the Winnipeg Jets by a 5-2 score.

“I think it was a really good effort with Colorado and especially tonight in this building. It’s maybe one of the hardest building in the league to play and we’re really happy to get a win today,” said Tarasenko afterward, clearly irked that a reporter noted he hadn't scored in his seven previous outings.

Jets edge Coyotes 4-3

Wednesday, 07 February 2018 03:46 Written by
Winnipeg, Manitoba (NHN)-Dustin Byfuglien had a goal and an assist to pace the Winnipeg Jets to a 4-3 win over the Arizona Coyotes Tuesday night. Jack Roslovic, Nic Petan and Dimitry Kulikov also scored for Winnipeg (32-13-9).

Connor Hellebuyck made 20 saves for Winnipeg, who have picked up seven of a possible eight points on their current ten game homestand, their longest of the season.

Jets shutout Avalanche 3-0

Sunday, 04 February 2018 02:54 Written by
Winnipeg, Manitoba (NHN)-Connor Hellebuyck stopped all 25 shots he faced to record his 5th shutout of the season and Blake Wheeler chipped in two assists as the Winnipeg Jets shutout the Colorado Avalanche 3-0 Saturday night. The Jets have claimed 5 of a possible 6 points on their current 10 game home stand.

Vegas Golden Knights edge Jets 3-2 in OT

Friday, 02 February 2018 05:03 Written by
Winnipeg, Manitoba (NHN)-David Perron's goal 3:57 into overtime was the game winner as the Vegas Golden Knights edged the Winnipeg Jets 3-2 Thursday night.

The exciting finish was brought upon when Kyle Connor tied the game with 2:36 remaining in the third period to bring life to what appeared to be a Jets team that was resigned to give up the two points.

The Jets nearly scored twice in the extra frame off of goalmouth scrambles but all the excitement proved for naught as Perron changed the angle on the goaltender by cutting to the centre of the ice on his off wing before firing a wrister past Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck to earn the Golden Knights the extra point on the night.

"That's Flower (Marc-Andre Fleury) for you right there. He loves those kind of moments and I don't how the puck stay out but he find a way to keep it out and the other guys trying to block shots, things like that," said Perron."We had some good looks in overtime and I'm glad that I put it away."

Reilly Smith and Erik Haula also tallied for the Golden Knights, who moved to 34-12-4 on the season surpassing the existing NHL record for most wins by an NHL expansion team held by the 93-94 Florida Panthers and Anaheim Mighty Ducks, who both had 33 wins.

Marc-Andre Fleury turned aside 26 shots for Vegas.

Joel Armia and Kyle Connor scored for the Jets.

Connor Hellebuyck took the loss for Winnipeg, who dropped to 30-13-9, stopping 28 shots.

Joel Armia opened the scoring with just under five minutes remaining in the first period when Joel Hendricks found him alone in front of an empty Vegas net.

Hendricks hustled in on the forecheck to scoop up a loose puck which Vegas goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury misplayed behind the net following a Kyle Connor dump in.

Hendricks flipped a backhand pass to Armia, who shovelled the disc into an empty net to make it 1-0 Winnipeg at 15:10.

Reilly Smith tied the contest with a shorthanded marker at 12:10 of the 2nd period when he knocked over Jets captain Blake Wheeler at the Winnipeg blue line, broke in alone and beat goaltender Connor Hellebuyck with a high shot to knot the contest at 1.

The goal was his 14th of the season.

Erik Haula gave Vegas the lead on the power play with a controversial goal late in the second period after it appeared Connor Hellebucyk had been interfered with.

The Jets challenged the goal for goaltender interference as Knights forward James Neal hit Hellebuyck in the head with his stick, breaking it in the process but Jets defenceman Dustin Byfuglien lifted the Vegas forwards'stick, changing the trajectory of the follow through causing Neal's stick to hit Hellebuyck in the head.

Erik Haula poked the loose puck, which was sitting behind Hellebuyck's right skate, into the goal to score his 19th of the season.

The call left the Jets goaltender puzzled afterward.

"What (the official) said is the puck wasn’t covered, it was laying in the crease, so the guy was allowed to take a two-hand smack to my face. I don’t understand it. I think it’s a terrible call. You would think the video replay is there for that reason. I don’t even think their team wanted that goal, obviously they’re going to take it. That’s just dirty and I don’t put it on that. That’s hockey," he said.

But Winnipeg captain Blake Wheeler was still livid about the call following the game “Well, now it’s bad. It was bad before but come on, (he) fucking breaks a stick over his head. That’s not a goal. I don’t care where the puck is. Right before we went over there, I was told that if Connor’s in the crease and he makes contact with him with his stick, it’s no goal. So, I came back to the bench pretty confident that it was going to be no goal. If anything, we should have been on a five-minute power play or something. That was tough."

Jets Head Coach Paul Maurice was candid in his assessment of the play.

"I don't know how there would be an event that would be more egregious with goaltender interference, just beyond the spirit of the rule," said Maurice. "The idea that a guy could clean a goalie out would be goalie interference, but a two-hand to the head wouldn't. What are we going to do with our goalies now. The puck's loose in the crease, so swing away?"

Kyle Connor tied the contest with 2:36 remaining in regulation, converting a Joel Armia feed from the side boards before Connor snapped a shot from the face off circle past Fleury, beating him high glove side to make it 2-2.

The game went to overtime.

David Perron scored with 1:03 remaining to clinch the win for the Golden Knights. Vegas Head Coach Gerard Gallant said his team was effective but not at their best.

"I mean they (Jets) forecheck as hard as any team we've seen all year. And we had a lot of trouble getting out of our zone and you know fortunately for us they didn't get a ton of shots. But they played a good game and they play a hard game and that's the way they play and that's why they're successful."

"We weren't great. We found a way. We know we're playing a good team that plays a physical game. Like I said I don't think we were great and we didn't play one of our better games but again we found a way," he added.



Jets power down Lightning 3-1

Wednesday, 31 January 2018 03:38 Written by
Winnipeg, Manitoba (NHN)-Michael Hutchinson hadn't spoken to the media since being assigned to the AHL's Manitoba Moose out of training camp.

He did break his silence recently after being recalled to the NHL's Winnipeg Jets this week.

But on Tuesday night he let his play do the talking as he turned aside 23 shots to earn his first win of the season, a 3-1 victory over the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning. Hutchinson, who clearly isn't in the Jets plans for the future, got some help on the evening as the Lightning hit four goalposts.

But he got the win as the Jets kicked off a ten-game home stand by beating the best team in the National Hockey League.

It was a goaltender wing-ding of sorts that landed him his first start of the season as the Jets called up his goaltending partner Eric Comrie over the AHL All Star break before sending him back to Manitoba and recalling Hutchinson, who was participating in the All Star festivities in Utica, New York before catching an early morning flight back to Winnipeg to make his first NHL start of the year.

Indeed a night of strange firsts.

Tampa's Matthew Peca tallied his first of the season with 29 seconds remaining in the opening period.

But that would be all the offence the league leading Lightning could muster on this night as the Jets scored twice in the second period before Bryan Little scored an insurance goal with 5:25 remaining in regulation to give the Jets their first win following the NHL All Star break and their 68th point of the season.

Winnipeg got goals from Patrick Laine, Kyle Connor and Bryan Little.

Blake Wheeler paced the Jets offence as the Captain chipped in two assists on the night.

Matthew Peca scored for Tampa Bay.

Peca opened the scoring late in the first period when he slipped past the Winnipeg defence before Brayden Point hit him with a crisp pass before Peca pivoted and beat Winnipeg goaltender Michael Hutchinson blocker side with a quick wrist shot at 19:31.

The goal was his first of the season.

With the Jets enjoying a two-man advantage Patrick Laine tied the contest 3:30 into the second period when Blake Wheeler threaded the needle finding Laine with a cross ice pass that the Jet captain slipped under Ryan Callahan's stick which the Finn one timed past a stunned Louis Domingue to tie the contest at 1.

The goal was his 23rd of the season.

Kyle Connor pounced on a rebound off a Blake Wheeler shot at 8:55 sliding the puck past Dominigue to give Winnipeg a 2-1 lead.

The goal was his 16th of the season.

Bryan Little scored the insurance marker with 5:25 remaining in the third period, backhanding a rebound off a Matthieu Perreault shot to make it 3-1 Winnipeg.

The goal was his 11th of the season.



Jets edge Canucks 1-0

Monday, 22 January 2018 03:43 Written by
Winnipeg, Manitoba (NHN)-Patrick Laine scored his team leading 21st goal of the season and Connor Hellebuyck turned aside all 29 shots he faced to earn the shutout as the Winnipeg Jets blanked the Vancouver Canucks 1-0 Sunday night. The shutout was his 4th of the year.

The win was their 2nd straight and put them back in 1st place in the NHL's Central Division with 63 points on the season.

Anders Nilsson took the loss for Vancouver, his 6th straight, turning aside 35 shots.

Patrick Laine scored 11:45 into the first period, converting a Blake Wheeler feed from behind the Vancouver net to score his 21st goal of the season.

Wheeler got control of the disc and skated behind the net, hitting Laine in the deep slot which the Finnish winger slid past goaltender Anders Nilsson to put the Jets up 1-0.

There was no scoring in the second or third periods.

The Canucks return home to face Los Angeles Tuesday while Winnipeg visits San Jose.



Winnipeg, Manitoba (NHN)-Peter Stoykewych had a goal and an assist to pace the Manitoba Moose to a 3-2 win over the Iowa Wild Sunday afternoon.

His points came in the first six minutes of play as the Moose fired a pair of power play goals to take control of the game.

Buddy Robinson and Francois Beauvillier also tallied for the Moose, who snapped a two-game losing skid with the win (26-8-3-2).

Eric Comrie turned aside 18 shots for Manitoba to earn his 11th win of the season.

Sams Anas and Zack Mitchell scored for the Wild, who dropped to 17-13-6-3 on the season.

Niklas Svedberg took the loss for Iowa, stopping 33 shots.

The Moose struck early on the power play when Buddy Robinson tipped a Peter Stoykewych shot past Iowa goaltender Niklas Svedberg 1:18 into the opening period.

The goal was his 18th of the season.

Peter Stoykewych scored four seconds into the second Moose power play of the afternoon when the Manitoba defenceman stepped into a partner pass from Tucker Poolman and beat Svedberg high glove side with his one timer.

The goal was his 6th of the season.

Sam Anas cut the lead in half on the power play when he potted a rebound off the crossbar into a wide open net with 45 seconds remaining in the first period to make it 2-1.

The goal was his 14th of the season.

The Moose restored their two-goal cushion 4:42 into the sceond period when Francis Beauvillier snapped a high wrister past Svedberg when Michael Spacek hit him with a crisp pass as Beauvillier drove the net hard.

The tally was his 1st of the season.

Zach Mitchell scored on a breakaway at 16:28 of the second period to pull Iowa to within a goal. Christoph Bertschy sent Mitchell alone when he caught the Wild forward breaking through the neutral zone with speed, hitting him with a short pass.

Mitchell broke in and beat Comrie with a low blocker side shot to make it 3-2.

The tally was his 6th of the season.



NOTES-The Winnipeg Jets sent forwards Jack Roslovic, Brendan Lemieux and goaltender Michael Hutchinson to the Moose Sunday morning.