Winnipeg, Manitoba (NHN)-Matt Bartkowski and Charlie Coyle scored and Devan Dubnyk stopped 26 shots as the Minnesota Wild downed the Winnipeg Jets 3-1 Saturday afternoon.

Eric Fehr also scored for Minnesota.

Zach Parise had a pair of assists for the Wild.

Minnesota snapped a five-game losing streak with the win.

In fact, the game was a redemption of sorts for Dubnyk, who was pulled from three of his last thirteen starts incuding his last one on Thursday against the Chicago Blackhawks where he surrendered three goals on ten shots.

While it was a redemption for Minnesota the contest marked Winnipeg's second straight loss, something they have done only twice this season.

Patrik Laine scored for Winnipeg.

Connor Hellebuyck turned aside 22 shots for the Jets.

Matt Bartkowski gave Minnesota the lead 9:28 into the first period when the defenceman fired a puck through traffic to give the Wild a 1-0 lead.

Marcus Foligno pounced on a loose puck in the corner before feeding Bartkowski in the high slot.

Wild forward Eric Fehr cut across the slot, distracting Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck just long enough to let the disc sail past him.

Charlie Coyle made it 2-0 2:17 into the second when he managed to break in alone and lift a puck over Hellebuyck's blocker to make it 2-0 Wild.

Zach Parise hit Luke Kunin with a pass in the neutral zone before his shot banked off of Jets defenceman Jacob Trouba's hand and right to Coyle, who skated in and beat the Winnipeg goaltender with a short, high shot.

The goal was his 6th of the season.

There wasn't a lot of opportunity offensively for Winnipeg on the night.

“There's not a whole lot of room out there against these guys. They play a strong defensive game, so maybe we were trying to make cute plays through them and it wasn't working. But we had some chances there later in the third," said Matthieu Perreault. “We played better in the second and the third. We had our chances, just couldn't put them in.”

Their lone goal on the afternoon came on a third period power play.

With Nino Niederreiter off for holding, Blake Wheeler hit Laine with a cross ice feed which he one timed past Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk to make it 2-1.

The goal was his 24th of the season and first point in five games.

Eric Fehr added an empty netter with 46.5 seconds left to seal the win for Minnesota.

"We were up to it you know. It was a big challenge," said Matt Hendricks. "The opponent over there (Jets) and playing in this building can be tough." "We dug in early. Dubie was sharp right away, all four lines were rolling, getting opportunities, getting shots, trying to put pressure on them all night."

"All the little things kind of came together. We were able to score some big goals at big times. It was a fun win," he added.

Jets Head Coach Paul Maurice said his club wasn't functioning at their best.

"We were slow. We were slower with the puck than we were without it. So, that affects absolutely everything that you do. The question is ‘Why did the team come out slow?’ Well, I’ll look and say there was something wrong with the way I practiced them (Friday) and prepped them for the game because I did not expect – and nobody would have – a free-flowing game by any means or lots of offence to be had. That rarely happens when the two teams meet. But from our back end to our forwards we were so very slow. It was just our feet. And then everything for us good stems from that, and also good defensive play stems from that. Three two-on-ones in the first period. We were just very slow tonight. It’s not something you see at all often in the other games. I haven’t seen that, I just haven’t seen that in a long time."



NOTES-Jets defenceman Dustin Byfuglien left the game with 10:26 remaining in the third period after a collision with Wild forward Luke Kunin along the end boards.

He left the game and did not return.

Winnipeg, Manitoba (NHN)-Johnny Gaudreau fired three goals to pace the Calgary Flames to a 4-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets Thursday night.

The hat trick was the fourth of his career.

Ironically his last three goal effort came against Winnipeg almost three years to the day in a 4-1 win.

But in typical Gaudreau fashion, he downplayed his efforts, choosing instead to credit his goaltender, David Rittich, who stopped 35 shots for the Flames, who snapped a three-game winless skid.

“Obviously it's a good stepping stone for us. Obviously a really good team. I think Ritter, Dave Rittich, played out of his mind tonight," he said. "He made some big saves and kept us in that game. It could have easily been 2-2, 3-3 there going late into the third. He played unbelievable tonight and got us that win." Both clubs were coming off their four-day holiday break.

Sean Monahan had three assists and Elias Lindholm had a pair.

Adam Lowry scored the Jets lone goal on the night, a second period tally.

Connor Hellebuyck made 25 saves for Winnipeg.

There was no scoring in the first period.

Johnny Gaudreau got the Flames on the board just over a minute into the second period when Patrick Laine deflected his intended pass past Winnipeg goaltender Connor Hellebuyck.

The game nearly took an ugly turn when Flames defenceman kneed Hellebuyck in the head on his way by the crease but the Jets goaltender was able to continue.

Adam Lowry tied the contest at 17:53, intercepting a breakout pass from Alan Quine who just passed Lowry the puck in the high slot before the recently returned centre snapped a 35 foot wrister past Flames goaltender David Rittich, beating him high short side to make it 1-1.

"No, I was kind of reading, they’d kind of been going weak-side all night, sometimes it’s a tough play, you spin on the wall and think it’s going to be there and you don’t expect the guy to be poaching. Fortunately I was able to pick one off and beat Rittich," said Lowry.

Johnny Gaudreau scored his second of the night at 18:47 of the second, out waiting Hellebuyck before sliding the disc past him with a backhand to make it 2-1.

The goal was his 18th of the season.

The Jets pushed hard for the tying goal, Patrik Laine came the closest, hitting a goalpost with just over five minutes left in regulation but were unable to tie the game.

Mark Jankowski fired an insurance goal with 4:21 to go to seal the win for Calgary, beating Hellebuyck with a high, glove side wrister.

The goal was his 5th of the season.

Guadreau added an empty netter with 2:06 left in regulation to make it 4-1 Flames but left immediately after scoring as Jets defenceman Dustin Byfuglien slashed him on the arm.

“You know, it's part of hockey. I mean, it won't be the last time I'm slashed. Just kind of surprised, I had a foot or two on him so I didn't think I was going to get a stick to the arm, but I found the empty net and that's the way it goes," said Gaudreau.

Jets captain Blake Wheeler was succinct in his assessment of his club's effort on the night. "We’re not going to fool ourselves and pretend we played a great game and their goalie stole it. But he played well. They capitalized on their looks and we didn’t. But we’ve got another level," he said.



Monday, 17 December 2018 03:09

Jets down Lightning 5-4 in Overtime

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Winnipeg, Manitoba (NHN)-Mark Scheifele fired the game winner 4:18 into overtime as the Winnipeg Jets edged the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-4 Sunday night.

Scheifele scooped up a rebound off a Patrik Laine shot and fired it past Tampa Bay goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy, beating him with a low shot to give the Jets the win with 42 seconds left in overtime.

The goal was his 21st of the season.

The overtime win was their third in their last three games and extends their unbeaten streak to four games.

In fact Winnipeg has only one loss in their 11 games.

Nikolaj Ehlers scored twice and Connor Hellebuyck made 42 saves for the Jets, who moved to 22-9-2 on the season and into first place in the Western Conference.

Matthieu Perreault and Brandon Tanev also scored for Winnipeg.

Dustin Byfuglien had a pair of assists for the Jets.

Alex Killorn, Tyler Johnson and Nikita Kucherov scored for Lightning, who saw their 8 game winning streak snapped.

Steven Stamkos had a goal and an assist for Tampa Bay.

Andrei Vasilevskiy made 37 saves for the Lightning, who dropped to 25-7-2.

Alex Killorn got Tampa Bay on the board first with a power play marker at 13:01. With Dustin Byfuglien off for slashing Brandon Tanev managed to clear the Winnipeg zone with a high backhander before Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevski got contorl of the puck and hit Ondrej Palat with a stretch pass at the Jets blue line.

Palat relayed the puck to a streaking Killorn who beat Winnipeg goaltender Connor Hellebuyck with a backhand deke to make it 1-0 Tampa Bay.

Matthieu Perreault redirected a Tyler Myers shot from the top of the right circle at 19:43 when he poked the puck to Nikolaj Ehlers in the corner before getting to the front of the net in time to get his stick down.

Perreault has goals in his last four games.

Brandon Tanev gave Winnipeg a 2-1 lead 8:36 into the second when he poked a loose puck sitting in the crease across the line to make it 2-1.

The goal was his 7th of the season.

The lead didn't last long as Steven Stamkos replied for the Lightning at 9:13, one timing an Ondrej Palat feed from the corner past Hellebuyck to tie it at 2.

Stamkos was too tight to the net and backed off to the top of the circle before Palat fed him and he made no mistake, beating the Winnipeg goaltender with a slapshot blocker side.

The goal was his 16th of the season.

Tyler Johnson made it 3-2 Tampa Bay when he pulled the puck out of Jack Roslovic's skates in the slot before firing it through Hellebuyck's legs at 18:09.

The goal was his 14th of the season.

Nikolaj Ehlers tied it up just over a minute later when Mark Scheifele found him with a cross-ice feed which he hammered past Vasilevski at 19:19 after an extended forecheck by the Jets.

The goal was his 11th of the season.

With the assist Scheifele extended his point streak to five games, with four goals and eight assists in that span.

Nikita Kucherov gave the Lightning a 4-3 lead on the power play, one timing a Steven Stamkos feed past Hellebucyk from inside the left faceoff cirlce.

The goal was his 14th of the season.

Nikolaj Ehlers tied it up with 5:37 remaining in the third period, sprawling to get to a loose puck and firing it past Vasilevskiy to make it 4-4.

The game went to overtime.

Mark Scheifele won it for Winnipeg 4:18 into overtime, beating Vasilevskiy with a wrister off a rebound from a Patrik Laine shot.

The goal was reviewed for being offside before being allowe to stand.



Friday, 14 December 2018 04:38

Jets edge Oilers 5-4 in OT

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Winnipeg, Manitoba (NHN)-Josh Morrissey scored 41 seconds into overtime as the Winnipeg Jets edged the Edmonton Oilers 5-4 Thursday night.

Morrissey took a feed from Mark Scheifele before breaking into the Oilers zone and beating Cam Talbot with a high wrister to give the Jets their third win in a row.

Just moments earlier Oilers superstar Connor McDavid nearly sent the Edmonton side home with the win as he rang a shot off of the goalpost.

"Obviously Connor got a pretty good shot off and hit the post. I guess we kinda regrouped, came back again, we went the other way and kinda got them on an odd man rush. Scheif and Wheels made the play to get it to me, and just tried to make a good shot," said Morrissey.

The win gave the Jets six points out of a possible eight on their four-game homestand.

Mark Scheifele had a goal and an assist for the Jets.

Blake Wheeler had a pair of assists.

Matthieu Perreault, Nikolaj Ehlers, Patrik Laine scored for Winnipeg.

Bryan Little and Dustin Byfuglien each had two assists. Connor Hellebuyck made 21 stops.

Ryan Spooner, Darnell Nurse, Jujhar Khaira and Alex Chiasson scored for Edmonton, who had their 4 game winning streak snapped.

Connor McDavid had a pair of assists for Edmonton.

Cam Talbot took the loss for the Oilers, making 35 saves.

Ryan Spooner opened the scoring at 10:12 beating Connor Hellebuyck with a wrister from the slot just inside the right post. Leon Draisaitl intercepted a Jack Roslovic pass in the high slot before curling with the puck toward the left side boards, hitting Spooner with a centering pass which the Edmonton forward one-timed past Hellebuyck.

The goal was his 3rd of the season.

Matthieu Perreault evened the contest on the power play at 15:43.

With Jason Garrison off for interference, Perreault walked out of the corner after taking a feed from Kyle Connor before beating Talbot with a backhand.

Nikolaj Ehlers scored at 16:51 as his pass went off of Edmonton defenceman Kevin Gravel's skate and beat goaltender Cam Talbot.

He was attempting to hit Dustin Byfuglien, who was moving through the slot but the pass hit Gravel's skate.

Patrik Laine gave the Jets a two-goal cushion 1:42 into the second period after Dustin Byfuglien fed him a crisp pass in the high slot the Finnish winger simply overpowered Talbot with, snapping a wrister past the Oiler goaltender that he could only get a piece of.

The goal snapped a six-game scoreless streak for the Jet winger, who has 22 goals on the season.

Darnell Nurse's goal 6:04 into the second sparked a three-goal outburst which saw the Oilers finish the second with a one goal lead.

Nurse was credited with a goal when the puck went in off of his skate off a clearing attempt by Jacob Trouba.

The goal was his 5th of the season.

Juhar Khaira tied the game at 17:18 of the second period when he nudged a cross crease pass from Jesse Puljujarvi past Hellebuyck to make it 3-3.

Edmonton took the lead 7 seconds into a power play late in the second period.

With Patrik Laine off for tripping Alex Chiasson redirected a hard pass from Connor McDavid past Hellebuyck to make it 4-3 at 18:55.

Mark Scheifele tied it up at 9:58 when he converted a Blake Wheeler feed from behind the net to make it 4-4.

The goal was his 18th of the season.

The game went to overtime.

"They're a good team over there (Jets). They're an experienced team. They know how to win and we're still learning over here. They played a great game over there and they took it to us in the third and we just regroup tomorrow, learn off this you know. We've got to bring a better effort in the third," said Jujhar Khaira, who had a goal on the night.

"I thought the first period, we had a real good push and then they came back with a little bit of momentum at the end. I thought we outplayed them in the second and they hemmed us in pretty good in the third. We couldn't make any clean plays," said Oilers Head Coach Ken Hitchcock. "Winnipeg is a good team once their defencemen get pinching and the puck stays alive. We couldn't get pucks by them and get them into foot races like we did in the second period. They're a big team and they're a good team. They're a top team that's learned how to play that way." "These three (last) games have been great lessons for us. We have not, as a group, been even close to being involved in stuff like this. These are great lessons for us moving forward as long as we take them," he added.

Jets Head Coach Paul Maurice said the game was unsusual.

"It was an unusual game in terms of the styles that these two teams normally play. It was more of a slog up and down the ice. When we get the lead on them, they have some good offensive players, they open their game up a little bit. Then they got the lead on us and almost the exact same thing happened in the third."



Wednesday, 12 December 2018 03:26

Jets double up Blackhawks 6-3

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Winnipeg, Manitoba (NHN)-Kyle Connor scored twice and Laurent Brossoit made 32 saves as the Winnipeg Jets doubled up the Chicago Blackhawks 6-3 Tuesday night.

The win wasn't an easy one for the Jets as the Blackhawks pulled to within a goal in the third period, but a key power play goal by Matthieu Perreault at 11:36 of the final frame clinched the club's 19th win of the season.

The Jets power play was clicking on the night, going 3-for-5.

In fact, Winnipeg's power play has 6 tallies in their last two games, something not lost on Mark Scheifele, whose power play marker kick started the Jets to a three-goal first period.

"We know we have a good power play. It’s just a matter of executing. Lately we’ve been executing, so we just have to continue to focus on those fine details."

Winnipeg's backup goaltender Laurent Broissot moved to 6-1-1 on the season and didn't panic when Chicago fired back with three unanswered goals before Matthieu Perreault gave the Jets some breathing room in the third.

"It’s nice," said Broissot. "That attributes to this team. It’s an elite team all the way through. They make it so easy. If you’re sharp and you make a couple of key saves, they make it really easy on you to get a win."

Tyler Myers and Mark Scheifele each had a goal and an assist.

Dustin Byfuglien had three assists.

Matthieu Perreault also scored for Winnipeg, who moved to 19-9-2 on the season.

Dylan Strome, Dominik Kahun and Alex DeBrincat scored for Chicago, who dropped their 8th straight contest in regulation.

Cam Ward took the loss for the Blackhawks, stopping 28 shots.

Mark Scheifele gave Winnipeg the lead on the power play when he deflected a Tyler Myers made it 2-0 just 1:12 later when Jack Roslovic hit him with a backhand pass as he was moving in from the point.

Myers fired the disc past Ward, beating the Chicago goaltender high blocker side to score his 3rd of the season.

Kyle Connor made it 3-0 at 13:38, following up on a failed move on defenceman Brent Seabrook to beat Ward with a high backhand shot.

With Connor Murphy off for slashing Kyle Connor scored his second goal of the game 1:44 into the second, scooping up a rebound after a Mark Scheifele tip left Ward bobbling the puck.

The goal was his 13th of the season.

Chicago pushed back as Dylan Strome got the Blackhawks on the board twenty seconds after Connor's goal, as he glided in and simply out waited Winnipeg goaltender Laurent Brossoit before firing a sharp angle wrister past him to make it 4-1 at 2:04.

Dominik Kahun cut the lead in half at 7:09, knocking a loose puck past Brossoit after he stopped the intial shot leaving the puck sitting in the crease.

The goal was his 4th of the season.

Alex DeBrincat pulled Chicago to within a goal 6:08 into the third, when he fired a puck between Broissot and the goal post from a sharp angle to make it 4-3.

Matthieu Perreault restored Winnipeg's two-goal cushion on the power play at 11:36 into the third, knocking the puck past Ward off a rebound from a Nikolaj Ehlers shot to make it 5-3.

The goal was his 4th of the season.

Chicago Head Coach Jeremy Colliton didn't mince words in his assessment of his ailing club, who have lost 19 of their last 22 outings.

"If I had it (reason) I would have fixed it already," said Colliton. "Compete harder early on. I thought we were late in almost every situation in the first period. They have a really good team, they pressure and they make a lot of plays. They play like men out there and we just couldn't match it in the beginning and we paid a price for it."

Blackhawks captain Patrick Kane was just as candid. "There's nothing really more we can say about the starts. Spot them four goals, it's tough to come back in this league."

Jets Head Coach Paul Maurice was pleased with his club's start.

"It’s all based on skating for us, we were off gaps, we were slow with the puck last game and had the exact opposite start (tonight). We were very quick with it, moved it well, and when we didn’t have it (we were) right on top of them. So, it was a real good start from that start."



NOTES-The Blackhawks didn't muster a shot until past the 16 minute mark of the first period, when they did manage one the Winnipeg fans cheered.

Monday, 10 December 2018 04:11

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Sunday, 09 December 2018 22:46

Jets hammer Flyers 7-1

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Winnipeg, Manitoba (NHN)-Josh Morrissey had a goal and two assists to pace the Winnipeg Jets to 7-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers Sunday afternoon.

The Jets got back on a winning track after being shutout offensively Friday night, hammering the Flyers with three power play goals.

Jets Defenceman Tyler Myers had a goal and an assist.

Kyle Connor, Brandon Tanev, Dustin Byfuglien, Blake Wheeler and Bryan Little also scored for the Jets, who have won 5 of their last 6 games and have moved to 18-9-2 on the season.

Mark Scheifele had three assists on the afternoon for Winnipeg.

Nikolaj Ehlers and Patrik Laine each had two assists.

Connor Hellebuyck picked up the win for the Jets, turning aside 36 shots.

Hellebuyck has now stopped 89 of 92 shots his last three games.

Jacub Voracek scored the lone goal for the Flyers, who had their two-game winning streak snapped and drop to 12-13-3.

Michael Neuvirth and Anthony Stolarz combined to stop 28 shots for the Flyers.

Kyle Connor got Winnipeg on the board 11:38 into the first period, firing a low wrister past Philadelphia goaltender Michael Neuvirth to make it 1-0 Jets.

- With Radko Gudas off for roughing, Josh Morrissey scored on the power play at 14:36, one timing a Nikolaj Ehlers feed past Neuvirth from the blue line to give Winnipeg a two-goal lead.

The goal was his third of the season.

Jacub Voracek tipped a puck past Winnipeg goaltender Connor Hellebuyck at 17:34 to get the Flyers on the board.

The goal was his 8th of the season.

Brandon Tanev restored Winnipeg's two-goal cushion 7:31 into the second when he pounced on a rebound off a shot from Josh Morrissey kicking the puck ahead to himself with his skate before firing it past Neuvirth to make it 3-1 Jets.

The goal was his 5th of the season.

Flyers Head Coach Dave Hakstol had seen enough and pulled Neuvirth in favor of Anthony Stolarz.

With Travis Konecny off for hooking, Winnipeg took control of the game five seconds into the ensuing power play as Dustin Byfuglien skipped a puck past Stolarz from the blueline at 14:31.

The goal was his 3rd of the season.

Blake Wheeler broke in alone shorthanded and roofed a backhand deke past Stolarz to make it 5-1 Jets at 15:59.

Bryan Little redirected a Tyler Myers feed 1:41 into the third period on the power play to make it 6-1 Jets.

The goal was his 6th of the season.

Tyler Myers scored at 8:03, converting a Patrik Laine feed to make it 7-1.

Jacub Voracek labelled Hellebuyck as the reason Philadelphia wasn't able to generate much offence.

"Ya well we were still down 2-1. You know what I mean? We were playing a pretty good road game. Like you said, we were dominated, Hellebuyck was playing on his head. He was playing pretty well," said Voracek, who scored the Flyers lone goal on the night.

"We just wanted to have a good third period, and they scored a couple of quick ones and they (Jets) made it 6-1, it was over," he added. "We had some really good chances, he (Hellebuyck) stood on his head," said Flyers captain Claude Giroux. "The one timer on the power play I don't know how he got a pad on it, a stick or a blocker, he's pretty good." "Early in the game I think first period we were down 2-0 I believe that we were the better team, we had good chances. And when they had chances they put them in," he added. SHOTS-PHILADELPHIA 37 WINNIPEG 35 ATTENDANCE-15,321

Friday, 30 November 2018 05:22

Jets edge Blackhawks 6-5

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Winnipeg, Manitoba (NHN)-Nikolaj Ehlers fired three goals and Patrik Laine two as the Winnipeg Jets edged the Chicago Blackhawks by a 6-5 score Thursday night.

The Jet winger scored two of them in primetime fashion, one off a second period slapper which he absolutely blew past Chicago goaltender Corey Crawford, the other on a breakaway where he beat him just inside the short side post.

And to think he had suffered through a 26 game goal scoring drought earlier this season.

It appears that is over as he was due for a breakout night.

"You never know. I mean, you hope for it, you work for it," said Ehlers. "I feel like I’ve been playing some good hockey lately. It’s gotten better and better. My defensive game was not good today but I worked hard as I can to continue growing as a player. And today I got rewarded."

As for Laine, he saw his career goal total surpass the century mark in the game, scoring his 100th and 101st, becoming the 4th youngest player to hit 100 in NHL history to do so.

So far this season the 20 year-old Finn has 21 goals, which leads the NHL and has 18 during the month of November.

"I guess I was just lucky this month. Let’s see how it goes in December. It was a great month. Especially for me," he said. "I think as a team we want more wins, and we want to play better hockey. At least I was kind of helping our team win with those goals. Just try to play better."

Jets captain Blake Wheeler, who had a pair of assists on the night said there is little that Laine does or doesn't do that surprises him.

"I mean, the run he’s been on – 11 goals in a week – obviously something I’ve never seen. You know, he’s the type of guy that you asked him why he hasn’t scored a goal in five games but you know something like that is right around the corner. What a blessing he is to have – tie game, down a goal, you’re never out of it with a shot like that."

Jacob Trouba scored the other Winnipeg goal.

Connor Hellebuyck stopped 26 shots for the Jets.

Artem Anisimov paced Chicago's attack with a goal and an assist.

Marcus Kruger, John Hadyden, Jan Rutta, Dominik Kahun scored for Chicago, who have lost four of their last five games.

David Kampf had a pair of assists for the Blackhawks.

Corey Crawford took the loss turning aside 27 shots.

Patrik Laine scored 1:43 into the contest to give the Jets a 1-0 lead.

The goal was his 20th of the season and 100th of his NHL career.

Marcus Kruger tied it up 1: later, beating Winnipeg goaltender Connor Hellebuyck at 3:03.

Nikolaj Ehlers converted a Blake Wheeler feed 51 seconds later to restore the one goal lead at 3:52.

John Hayden tied it up by knocking a loose puck past Hellebuyck when David Kampf broke between two Jet defenders as Jack Roslovic couldn't control the puck after he appeared to intercept a pass from Hayden in the neutral zone.

Kampf drove the net hard, making a forehand deke which left the puck sitting in the crease just beyond Hellebuyck's outstretched pad.

Hayden slid it past the goal line to make it 2-2 at 8:10.

Nikolaj Ehlers scored his second of the contest just over a minute into the second period, blowing a slapshot past Chicago goaltender Corey Crawford at 1:01.

Blake Wheeler sped into the Blackhawks zone before hitting Ehlers with a crisp backhand pass. Ehlers cut to the center of the ice before unleashing a slapper from the high slot that beat Crawford blocker side.

The goal was his 6th of the season.

The Jets scored again just 45 seconds later when Jacob Trouba pinched in and drove the net before converting a Mark Scheifele feed past Crawford at 1:46.

Jan Rutta scored at 9:31 when he handcuffed Hellebuyck on a fifty foot slapshot that the Winnipeg goaltender bobbled with his glove hand before the puck landed in the net.

The goal was his second of the season.

Patrik Laine scored on the power play 1:18 into the final period.

Nikolaj Ehlers completed the hat trick almost halfway through the third, beating Crawford on a breakaway with a shot just inside the left post.

The goal was his 8th of the season.

Dominik Kahun knocked a puck past Hellebuyck at 13:16 to make it 6-4.

Artem Anisimov scored at 17:08, snapping a Patrick Kane feed past Hellebuyck to make it 6-5.

"It's tough to say but we just gotta stick with the process here," said Chicago winger Patrick Kane, who had an assist on the night. "Sometimes you go through these struggles and things get worse before they get better. So you try to stick with what the coaches want us to do. Obviously it would be nice to get a lead and play with a lead which we haven't done in a while." Blackhawks Head Coach Jeremy Colliton was succinct in his assessment of the night's events. "Well, we scored five goals on the road against one of the best teams out there. Whatever their form is now, it doesn’t really matter. We need to win them."



Wednesday, 28 November 2018 04:52

Pens edge Jets 4-3

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Winnipeg, Manitoba (NHN)-Zack Aston-Reese scored the game winning goal 14:48 into the third period off of a Phil Kessel feed from behind the goal line as the Pittsburgh Penguins edged the Winnipeg Jets by a 4-3 score Tuesday night.

The win was their second straight.

Sidney Crosby, Riley Sheahan and Derek Grant also scored for the Penguins, who won their second straight contest and tenth game of the season.

Casey DeSmith turned aside 24 shots for Pittsburgh.

Mark Scheifele had a pair of goals for Winnipeg.

Blake Wheeler and Nikolaj Ehlers each had a pair of assists.

Brandon Tanev also scored for the Jets.

Connor Hellebuyck made 27 stops for Winnipeg.

Brandon Tanev got the Jets on the board first with a shorthanded tally just over seven minutes into the contest.

After catching his own rebound off of the end boards, Tanev worked his way around the net before curling into the high slot and beating Penguins goaltender Casey DeSmith with a low wrister between the pads.

The goal was 4th of the season.

Sidney Crosby tied the contest at 18:13 after he caught Winnipeg goaltender Connor Hellebuyck pushing himself too far across his crease.

Crosby darted into the slot before taking a Dominik Simon feed from the goal line as he moved in and drilled a backhander just inside the left post to tie the game at 1 at 18:13.

The goal was his 10th of the season.

The Jets took the lead early in the second period as Mark Scheifele scored just 39 seconds into the frame, one timing a Blake Wheeler feed past DeSmith to make it 2-1.

Nikolaj Ehlers skated the puck across the Pittsburgh blue line before dropping the puck for Wheeler who hit Scheifele with a crisp, cross ice pass before the Jets Assistant captain one timed it past a surprised DeSmith.

Riley Sheahan tied the contest at 4:40 after poking the puck past Hellebuyck after a shot from Jamie Oleksiak handcuffed Hellebuyck and ended up sitting just shy of the goal line in the Winnipeg crease.

Sheahan poked it over the line as he was cutting by the net to make it 2-2.

Scheifele fired his second of the period at the sixteen minute mark when he snapped a low wrister past DeSmith to make it 3-2 Jets.

Blake Wheeler chipped a puck off of the boards in the neutral zone that Scheifele skated into before unleashing a low wrister, beating the Penguins goaltender just inside the left post.

Derek Grant tied it just over five minutes into the third, skating into the Jets end and unleashing a wrister which beat Hellebuyck between the pads to make it 3-3 at 5:08.

Zach Anston-Reese made it 4-3 Pittsburgh at 14:48.



Saturday, 17 November 2018 05:26

Sabres edge Jets 2-1 in Shootout

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Winnipeg, Manitoba (NHN)-Conor Sheary fired the game winner in the shootout as the Buffalo Sabres edged the Winnipeg Jets by a 2-1 score Friday night.

The shootout lasted 7 rounds before the speedy winger skated in and beat Laurent Brossoit with a wrister just inside the post.

The win was their fourth in a row and handed the Jets their first defeat in their last four games.

Kyle Connor scored the Jets lone goal on the night.

Laurent Brossoit made 31 stops for Winnipeg.

Jeff Skinner scored for the Sabres.

Carter Hutton turned aside 25 shots for Buffalo.

There was no scoring in the first period.

Kyle Connor opened the scoring 7:10 into the second period, converting a Patrik Laine feed, beating Buffalo goaltender Carter Hutton just under the crossbar to make it 1-0 Jets.

Laine got control of the puck in his own end before skating through the neutral zone and feeding Connor who scored his 9th of the season.

Jeff Skinner tied the contest on the power play 53 seconds into the third period, snatching up a loose puck off a Jack Eichel shot before whipping a backhand shot past Winnipeg goaltender Laurent Brossoit to make it 1-1.

The goal was his 14th of the season.

"Fortunately for me today I think it kind of bounced around on my stick off of a rebound and I was able to get it up," said Skinner.

The game went to overtime.

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

Jets captain Blake Wheeler said despite the game's outcome they did well on their four-game homestand, taking 7 of a possible 8 points though his 11 game point scoring streak came to an end.

“It’s not perfect, but it’s pretty darn close," said Wheeler. "Some things we can definitely build upon. We’ll get on the road and try to build that part of our game as well.”

Sabres Head Coach Phil Housley said he liked his club's effort on the night.

"I just think we bent a little bit but we didn’t break. I think last year we maybe would have broke a little more and gave the game away. We hung in there. That’s what’s great about this group, that they stick with it. We make some adjustments in between periods and they follow through with those adjustments. But it’s great for them, they’ve shown the resiliency up to this point in the season."

Buffalo-Eichel (score), Reinhart (miss), Mittelstadt (miss), Thompson (miss), Pominville (score), Okposo (miss), Sheary (score)

Winnipeg-Scheifele (miss), Laine (score), Wheeler (miss), Little (miss), Connor (score), Roslovic (miss), Perreault (miss)



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