Jets double up Canadiens 4-2 Featured

Friday, 09 April 2021 02:45 Written by  Published in Game Stories
Montreal, Quebec (NHN)-The Winnipeg Jets got goals from four different players and Connor Hellebuyck was solid in goal, making 36 saves Thursday night as they doubled up the Montreal Canadiens by a 4-2 score.

Josh Morrissey, Trevor Lewis, Nikolaj Ehlers and Andrew Copp scored for Winnipeg.

Connor Hellebuyck picked up the win for the Jets, who moved to 24-13-3.

Phillip Danault and Paul Byron scored for Montreal (17-11-9), who have lost their last two games.

Josh Morrissey scored 18 seconds into the game, firing a wrister in off the post off a rush.

Montreal replied 1:22 later when Phillip Danault knocked a rebound past Hellebuyck after he made a stop on a Tomas Tatar effort.

Trevor Lewis made it 2-1 just over the eight minute mark when he redirected a hard Neal Pionk feed past Jake Allen.

The goal was his 2nd of the season.

Nikolaj Ehlers gave the Jets a two-goal lead at 13:07 when he burst down his wing and beat Allen with a wrister.

Paul Byron capitalized when Hellebuyck got caught behind his goal when the puck took a strange bounce and found him with the puck on his stick.

He one timed the disc into the goal to make it 3-2.

The Canadiens pulled their goaltender with about 90 seconds remaining in regulation but were unable to get the equalizer.

Andrew Copp potted an empty netter to seal the win for the Jets.

The two teams face each other again Saturday night in Montreal.

SHOTS-WINNIPEG 27 MONTREAL 38

Philip Paul-Martin

A well rounded journalist with experience in both print and broadcast mediums, Philip has written news stories with impact, broken national news while at the CBC, anchored radio news and hosted talk show radio. His coverage includes feature writing, game stories and more in-depth pieces during the off-season as well as writing about the National Hockey League and the Winnipeg Jets. He calls Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada home.