Friday, 19 November 2021 05:17

Oilers edge Jets 2-1 in Shootout

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Edmonton, Alberta (NHN)-Kyle Turris fired the game winner in the shootout as the Edmonton Oilers edged the Winnipeg Jets by a 2-1 score Thursday night.

Turris moved in wide and beat Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck with a wrister just inside the far post.

The win moved the Pacific division leaders to 12-4-0 on the season.

The Jets, who have now posted points in their last 11 games, dropped to 9-4-3.

Connor McDavid Edmonton's lone goal in regulation.

The goal extened his point scoring streak to 16 games, the third longest in Edmonton Oilers history.

Stuart Skinner picked up the win for the Oilers, who rebounded after dropping a 5-2 decision to the Jets on Tuesday night.

Connor Hellebuyck made 31 saves for Winnipeg.

There was no scoring through two periods.

Nikolaj Ehlers scored just under the 14 minute mark of the third period, taking a backhand saucer pass from Mark Scheifele before firing a rocket past Skinner, beating the Edmonton netminder high glove side to give Winnipeg a 1-0 lead.

The goal was his 5th of the season.

Connor McDavid replied 28 seconds later with a spectacular individual effort, moving past Logan Stanley before firing a wrister just inside the left post.

The goal was his 11th of the season.

The game went to overtime.

There was no scoring in overtime and the game went to a shootout.

Edmonton-Draisaitl (miss), McDavid (score), Turris (score) Winnipeg-Connor (miss), Scheifele (miss) The Jets travel to Vancouver for a Friday night matchup while Edmonton hosts Chicago on Saturday.

SHOTS-WINNIPEG 47 EDMONTON 32

ATTENDANCE-15,273

Wednesday, 17 November 2021 04:13

Jets down Oilers 5-2

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Winnipeg, Manitoba (NHN)-Winnipeg got goals from five different players and Connor Hellebuyck made 32 saves as the Jets downed the Western Conference leading Edmonton Oilers by a 5-2 score Tuesday night.

Adam Lowry, Nikolaj Ehlers, Pierre-Luc Dubois, Mark Scheifele and Kyle Connor also scored for the Jets, who closed out a 7 game homestand with a win.

Josh Morrissey added a pair of assists.

Connor Hellebuyck stopped 32 shots for Winnipeg, who moved to 9-3-3.

Leon Draisaitl scored a pair of power play markers in the third period to give him a league leading 33 points on the season.

Connor McDavid had a pair of assists.

Mikko Koskinen and Stuart Skinner combined to make 30 saves for Edmonton, who closed out a five game road trip with a loss (11-4-0).

The meeting was the first between the two Canadian clubs since the Oilers were swept by the Jets in last spring's playoffs.

Adam Lowry opened the scoring 2:09 into the contest, stopping Oilers defenceman Duncan Keith at the Winnipeg blue line before breaking in on his off wing and beating Koskinen between the pads with a wrist shot that just trickled over the line.

The goal was his second of the season.

Nikolaj Ehlers scored just under seven minutes into the second when he took a neutral zone cross ice feed from Andrew Copp before unleashing a slap shot that beat Koskinen high glove side.

The goal was his fourth of the season.

Pierre-Luc Dubois redirected a Josh Morrissey shot during a power play to put Winnipeg up 3-0.

Mark Scheifele got hit by Logan Stanley's point shot and the puck went in just inside the far post to give the Jets a commanding 4-0 lead after two periods.

With Edmonton enjoying a two-man advantage Leon Draisaitl got the Oilers on the board 2:32 into the third period, one timing a Connor McDavid feed past Hellebuyck to make it 4-1.

Draisaitl appeared to score again at 3:48 but it was ruled no goal on the ice as Jesse Puljujarvi interfered with Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck.

Edmonton Head Coach Dave Tippett challenged the call and the goal was allowed to stand.

The goal was his 9th of the season.

Kyle Connor added an empty netter with 1:37 remaining in regulation to seal the win for the Jets.

The goal extended his 4 game scoring streak.

The two teams meet again Thursday night in Edmonton as Winnipeg kicks off a two-game Western Canadian road trip.

SHOTS-EDMONTON 34 WINNIPEG 35

ATTENDANCE-13,473

Winnipeg, Manitoba (NHN)-Mark Scheifele's first goal of the season proved to be a big one. The Jets assistant captain backed into a shooting lane before Nikolaj Ehlers cut toward the high slot and fed him a pass that he one timed past Kings goaltender Cal Petersen, giving the Jets a 3-2 win.

The loss snapped the Kings winning streak at 7 games and dropped them to 8-5-2.

Kyle Connor and Dylan DeMelo also scored for the Jets.

Connor Hellebuyck made 27 saves for Winnipeg as they moved to 8-3-3.

Carl Grundstrom and Brendan Lemieux scored for the Kings.

Cal Petersen stopped 20 shots for Los Angeles.

DeMelo's shorthanded third period tally was his first as a Winnipeg Jet when he scored 13:36 into the period.

Andrew Copp took control of the puck in the neutral zone before skating to the top of the faceoff cirlce and pausing before hitting DeMelo with a cross ice pass.

DeMelo beat Petersen between the legs to tie the contest at 2.

The Kings limited the Jets to 11 shots in the second and third periods.

Brendan Lemieux's goal 14:22 into the second gave the Kings the lead when he hammered a rebound past Connor Hellebuyck.

The Jets got on the board just under the two minute mark when Kyle Connor scored his 11th of the season after he snapped up his own rebound.

Carl Grundstrom tied the contest just over two minutes later when he snapped a high wrister past Hellebuyck to make it 1-1.

The Jets close out a 7 game homestand on Tuesday when they host the Edmonton Oilers while Los Angeles returns home to host Washington on Wednesday.

SHOTS-LOS ANGELES 29 WINNIPEG 23

ATTENDANCE-13,776

Winnipeg, Manitoba (NHN)-Anders Lee and Brock Nelson each scored and Ilya Sorokin stopped all 24 shots he faced as the New York Islanders blanked the Winnipeg Jets by a 2-0 score Saturday night.

The game was their lone visit to Winnipeg this season.

Ilya Sorokin made 24 saves for New York, who moved to 5-2-2.

Eric Comrie turned aside 29 shots for Winnipeg, who dropped to 6-3-2.

The loss was the Jets' first at home this season.

Anders Lee got the Islanders on the board 3:12 into the game when Josh Bailey outmuscled Adam Lowry behind the goal and hit Lee with a backhand pass.

Lee, who was alone in front of the Winnipeg goal, made no mistake firing a low shot past Comrie to give the Islanders a 1-0 lead.

The goal was his 2nd of the season.

There was no scoring in the second period.

Brock Nelson scored 47 seconds into the third to give the Islanders a 2-0 lead after taking a relay pass at the Jet blue line and moving in before firing a wrister, beating Comrie just inside the left post.

The goal was his 7th of the season and 5th in his last two outings.

Jets Head Coach Paul Maurice elected to pull his goaltender with 2:29 remaining to give his team a two-man advantage but the Jets were unable to score.

The Islanders visit Minnesota Sunday night while Winnipeg hosts St. Louis on Tuesday.

SHOTS-NEW YORK 31 WINNIPEG 24

ATTENDANCE-13,424

Saturday, 06 November 2021 02:50

Jets dominate Blackhawks to post 5-1 win

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Winnipeg, Manitoba (NHN)-Kyle Connor and Nikolaj Ehlers each scored once and added an assist and Eric Comrie won his second straight start as the Winnipeg Jets downed the Chicago Blackhawks by a 5-1 score Friday night.

Paul Stastny, Neal Pionk, Dominic Toninato also scored for Winnipeg, who moved to 6-2-2.

Andrew Copp had three assists for the Jets.

Eric Comrie made 17 saves, winning his second straight contest in relief of starter Connor Hellebuyck, who was sidelined with a mystery illness.

Mackenzie Entwistle scored the lone goal for the Blackhawks, who lost their 2nd straight contest.

Marc-Andre Fleury turned aside 28 shots as Chicago dropped to 1-9-2.

Paul Stastny got the Jets an early lead 47 seconds into the contest when he worked a perfect give-and-go with Andrew Copp, who sent him in alone on Blackhawks netminder Marc-Andre Fleury.

Stastny made no mistake, beating him between the legs to put the Jets up 1-0.

Neal Pionk scored on the power play at 2:23 when he found himself alone in the high slot with the puck.

After looking to pass it, Pionk blasted the disc past Fleury, beating him high glove side to make it 2-0 at 2:23.

The goal was his first of the season.

Chicago appeared to have scored 17 seconds into the second period when Ryan Carpenter knocked a rebound past Jets goaltender Eric Comrie as Blake Wheeler's hooking penalty expired but video challenge determined the play was offside.

Dominic Toninato gave Winnipeg a 3-0 lead 13:48 into the second when Andrew Copp sent him in alone with a crisp pass from the blue line.

The goal was his first of the season.

Kyle Connor made it 4-0 15:17 into the second when Nate Schmidt banked the puck off the boards and the Jet winger did the rest, breaking into the Blackhawks end down the right side before beating Fleury just inside the left post.

The goal was his 8th of the season.

Mackenzie Entwistle got Chicago on the board just under a minute into the third with a shorthanded tally.

The Chicago forward hustled to the far post, hammering the puck past Comrie when it came off the end boards 56 seconds into the third.

The goal was his 2nd of the season.

Nikolaj Ehlers scored 14:03 into the third when he intercepted a pass at centre ice before moving into the high slot and snapping a wrister past Fleury, beating him high glove side to make it 5-1 Winnipeg.

The goal was his 3rd of the season.

Chicago returns home to host Nashville Sunday while Winnipeg hosts the New York Islanders Saturday night.

SHOTS-CHICAGO 18 WINNIPEG 33

ATTENDANCE-13,756

Winnipeg, Manitoba (NHN)-Mark Scheifele scored the game winning goal in the shootout as the Winnipeg Jets edged the Dallas Stars by a 4-3 score Tuesday night.

Scheifele moved in slowly and outwaited goaltender Braden Holtby before calmly beating him with a backhand deke.

The game marked Scheifele's first game back after being sidelined with COVID 19 which caused him to miss five games.

Winnipeg, Manitoba (NHN)-Paul Stastny scored twice and added an assist to pace the Winnipeg Jets to a 6-4 win over the visiting Nashville Predators Saturday night.

The win was their second straight after they opened up on the road with three straight contests and a single point to show for it.

Adam Lowry, Paul Stastny and Kristian Vesalainen scored for the Jets.

Kyle Connor had a goal and an assist for Winnipeg.

Jet defenceman Nate Schmidt had a pair of assists.

Connor Hellebuyck stopped 26 shots for Winnipeg, who closed out a two-game homestand with a pair of wins (2-2-1).

Colton Sissons, Nick Cousins and Philip Tomasino scored for Nashville.

Jusse Saros turned aside 23 shots for the Predators, who dropped to 1-4-0.

Nashville got the early lead 1:15 into the contest when Colton Sissons converted a Tanner Jeannot cross crease feed past Connor Hellebuyck after the Jets turned the puck over at the blue line and created a 3-on-1.

The goal was his first of the season.

Adam Lowry replied just under a minute and a half later when Dylan DeMelo sent the Jet Centre in alone on Saros and Lowry neatly tucked the puck between his legs on a backhand deke.

The goal was his first of the season.

Pierre-Luc Dubois gave Winnipeg the lead 1:11 into the second period tipping a Nate Schmidt wrister from the point past Saros, redirecting it glove side.

The goal was his fourth of the season.

Paul Stastny gave Winnipeg a two-goal cushion on the power play at 2:34 after he knocked a rebound off a Kyle Connor slap shot past Saros to make it 3-1.

The goal was his first of the season.

Nick Cousins pulled the Predators to within a goal with a power play marker at 13:27 of the second, with Brendan Dillon off for roughing Cousins snapped a loose puck past Hellebuyck to score his first of the season.

Kristian Vesalainen tipped a disc past Saros off a Nate Schmidt shot with 11 seconds remaining in the second period to score his first career NHL goal and restored Winnipeg's two-goal cushion.

Roman Josi scored 3:10 into the third when his shot from the right point hit Jets forward Dominic Toninato and changed direction, beating Hellebuyck blocker side.

Paul Stastny scored 26 seconds later, redirecting a Neal Pionk shot past Saros to make it 5-3 Winnipeg.

The goal was his second of the season.

Kyle Connor scored on the power play at 6:14 when Nate Schmidt set him up for a one timer from the left faceoff circle. Connor make no mistake, hammering the disc past Saros to make it 6-3 Jets.

Philip Tomasino scored on the power play at 13:41, beating Hellebuyck with a high shot to pull Nashville to within a pair of goals.

The goal was his second of the season.

Nashville closes out a two-game road trip tomorrow in Minnesota while Winnipeg travels to Anaheim for a game Tuesday night.

SHOTS-NASHVILLE 30 WINNIPEG 29

ATTENDANCE-14,020

NOTES-Both Jets Centre Mark Scheifele and Captain Blake Wheeler remain in the COVID 19 protocols after testing positive.

Winnipeg, Manitoba (NHN)-Kyle Connor scored twice and added an assist to pace the Winnipeg Jets to a 5-1 win over the visiting Anaheim Ducks Thursday night.

Connor, who hit an empty netter with 2:49 remaining in regulation after Anaheim Head Coach Dallas Eakins elected to pull his goaltender with over four minutes remaining in the third period.

Connor then broke in on a partial breakaway, snapping a wrister past Gibson short side to seal the win for Winnipeg.

"The first one feels great," said a relieved Connor afterward.

"It's always tough … you feel a little pressure. Coming back home from a road trip, the tendency is to come out pretty slow the first period. It feels great. It's a full team effort. Helle played great back there. Special teams, we only got one power play and I thought we moved the puck pretty well," said Connor.

The win was the first of the season for road weary Jets, who kicked off their regular season with a fruitless three-game west coast swing, garnering only a single point for their efforts.

Pierre-Luc Dubois had a goal and an assist for Winnipeg.

Andrew Copp and Josh Morrissey added single goals for the Jets.

Nate Schmidt had a pair of assists.

Connor Hellebuyck made 38 saves for the Jets, who moved to 1-2-1.

Troy Terry scored the lone goal for the Ducks, who dropped to 2-3-0.

John Gibson took the loss for Anaheim, stopping 22 shots.

Troy Terry gave Anaheim an early lead with a power play marker when he redirected a Cam Fowler wrister from the point past Connor Hellebuyck to make it 1-0.

The goal was his first of the season.

The lead didn't last long as Pierre-Luc Dubois evened the contest 1:24 later when he finished off a three-way passing play after breaking into the Anaheim zone by tipping the disc past John Gibson to make it 1-1 at 4:10.

The goal was his third of the season.

Andrew Copp gave the Jets the lead just over a minute into the second when he adeptly redirected a Nate Schmidt pass just beyond Gibson's outstretched pad to make it 2-1 Winnipeg.

The goal was his third of the season.

Josh Morrissey gave Winnipeg a two-goal cushion with a power play marker early into the third period.

With Josh Manson off for tripping Morrissey one timed a Nate Schmidt feed past Gibson, beating the Ducks netminder just inside the left post to make it 3-1 Jets 1:30 into the third.

The goal was his 2nd of the season.

Kyle Connor added an empty netter with 2:49 remaining in regulation to seal the win for the Jets.

Connor scored again with 1:14 remaining, breaking in on a semi-breakaway before snapping a shot past Gibson short side to make it 5-1 Winnipeg.

The goal was his 5th of the season.

Ducks Head Coach Dallas Eakins said the loss was a learning experience for his young club.

“I think it’s a good lesson game. We had good zone time, we had good action at their net, shots-wise, things that haven’t been a real staple of our team in the past. The great lesson is; everybody now these guys they go play video games. In earlier generations we would go in the afternoon to the pool hall and play snooker. And it was always not so much what you make, but what you leave."

Winnipeg is a dangerous team. If you leave something a little too juicy they’re going to put it in your net. So I think it was a great lesson in that. We like our zone time, we like our chances at the net, we like our shot count, we like our attempts, we like the way our power play looked, but we didn’t like what we left. We have to get better at that.”

Both teams see action next on Saturday as Anaheim closes out a four-game road trip in Minnesota while Winnipeg hosts Nashville.

SHOTS-ANAHEIM 39 WINNIPEG 27

ATTENDANCE-13,886

NOTES-Jets C Mark Scheifele was added to the COVID protocol list after a second positive test today.

He joins teammate Blake Wheeler, who is also in isolation after testing postive durin the latter stages of the team's recent road trip.

Both players are subject to a mandatory ten day isolation as per NHL policy.

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