Hellebuyck made 28 saves in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Kings. Hellebuyck had looked impenetrable at home with a 19-1-2 start to the season, but he's a pedestrian 3-3-0 in his last six appearances inside Bell MTS Place. This was the final leg of a 10-game homestand for his club, and Hellebuyck's 9-5-6 road record suggests more rocky times could be ahead.
Hellebuyck is the confirmed home starter for Tuesday night's contest against the Kings, the Winnipeg Sun reports. Hellebuyck will be taking aim at his fourth consecutive win. The Jets netted a whopping 17 goals over this string of victories, but now they'll have to devise a way to penetrate the league's second best defense. On the other hand, Los Angeles only averages 2.85 goals per contest (17th in the NHL), so it may not be all that difficult for Winnipeg's chief netminder to keep up the fine play.
Hellebuyck claimed his 31st win of the season Sunday, taking care of the visiting Panthers by setting aside 23 of 25 shots. Hellebuyck continues to show why he was voted into the 2018 All-Star Game, as he's looking at a 2.33 GAA and .923 save percentage through 49 games. The Jets are a virtual lock to make the playoffs, and the Michigan native is a huge reason why their season will be extended. Clearly, he's evolved into a No. 1 fantasy option, and is supported by the league's third-best offense.
Hellebuyck will rough up the home crease Sunday against the Panthers, Brian Munz of TSN 1290 Winnipeg reports. Hellebuyck's February showings have been good overall, with him posting a 2.28 GAA and a .916 save percentage that has only resulted in a 4-2-1 record. The emerging netminder has taken home a victory in his last two outings, however. He will attempt to make that three in a row Sunday when the Jets welcome a Panthers offense scorching to the tune of 3.67 goals per game this month.
Hellebuyck will be between the pipes Friday at home against the Avalanche, Brian Munz of TSN 1290 Winnipeg reports. This will be Hellebuyck's seventh consecutive start, recording a 3-2-1 record with a .906 save percentage in the previous six. The Avalanche have scored inconsistently without Nathan MacKinnon (lower body), averaging just two goals per game in their last six contests. Even though Hellebucyk has underperformed lately, he still has 29 wins and a .922 save percentage this season and should be a solid daily starter Friday.
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