Hellebuyck's 41 saves leads Jets past Canucks 4-0

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) Connor Hellebuyck was happy to get his fourth shutout of the season, but he wished his scoring attempt would have been successful.

Hellebuyck made 41 saves as the Winnipeg Jets ended a six-game losing streak at home with a 4-0 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday night. He made some highlight-reel saves, particularly in the third period, but when he tried to shoot the puck down the ice into an empty net at the end Vancouver forward Bo Horvat hit it down with his stick.

''I mean, my heart was racing after that,'' Hellebuyck said. ''It was my first attempt, so I was trying to settle the puck and it just turned up on me. So I didn't get everything I wanted on it.

''I don't think it would have went in, but it's a stepping stone.''

It was the 18th shutout of Hellebuyck's career and gave him the franchise record, surpassing Ondrej Pavelec.

Kyle Connor scored twice, one into an empty net, to give him a team-leading 24 goals for Winnipeg (25-18-4).

Jack Roslovic and Blake Wheeler also had a goal each and Patrik Laine picked up a pair of assists for the Jets, who have won their past 10 games against Vancouver.

Jets coach Paul Maurice was fine with Hellebuyck testing his scoring touch.

''After the way that he's played, he should have ownership of the way that it ends,'' Maurice said. ''I want him to take that shot.''

Jacob Markstrom stopped 21 of the 24 shots he faced for the Canucks (25-18-4), who have been shut out three times this season.

The Canucks ended a five-game road trip going 2-3.

''I thought we played a really good hockey game,'' Vancouver coach Travis Green said. ''One might say it was our best game of the trip, really.

''But at this time of the year, as we go down the stretch you're going to have games like this where you play well and you don't win.''

Winnipeg led 2-0 after the first period and 3-0 after two.

The game got off to an unusual start for the Jets, who appeared to score three goals in the span of 37 seconds, but only one counted.

During a wraparound by Jets center Mark Scheifele, the puck went off Vancouver forward Brock Boeser and into the net at 1:18. However, a review showed the net had lifted off its mooring and the puck actually slid under the side of it, so the goal didn't count.

Four seconds later, Connor got a cross-ice pass from Sami Niku and sent a one-timer past Markstrom on the glove side.

Defenseman Anthony Bittetto's point shot went by Markstrom at 1:55, but a Vancouver coach's challenge for offside was successful, so that goal, too, was no good.

''Yeah, a weird start of the game, but I thought we settled in for sure,'' Markstrom said. ''You can always say we played good, but we didn't win.''

Hellebuyck thwarted an early power play for the Canucks, stopping J.T. Miller's shot.

Winnipeg made it 2-0 at 14:24 after Adam Lowry fed a long pass to Roslovic and he went in alone and fired the puck high past Markstrom.

Canucks forward Elias Pettersson hit a goal post late in the period.

The Jets began the second on the power play after a late first-period Vancouver penalty and made it count with Wheeler's goal at 1:12.

The Canucks had two power plays close together late in the period, but Hellebuyck turned aside a Boeser blast and then a slap shot by Pettersson.

After Horvat hit the crossbar behind Hellebuyck early in the third, the netminder made a number of slick saves. He managed to smother a puck that was sliding around behind him, made a quick glove save on an Adam Gaudette shot, and then splayed out to cover a puck in the last four minutes.

''He was outstanding from the start,'' Connor said of Hellebuyck.

As for the goalie's scoring attempt, he was cheering Hellebuyck on to get a goal like Nashville netminder Pekka Rinne did last week.

''I was hoping for it,'' Connor said. ''Everybody saw Pekka Rinne's, so yeah. It was funny.''

Notes: Winnipeg defenseman Carl Dahlstrom left the game late in the second with an upper-body injury and didn't return. Maurice said it ''isn't going to be short term.'' ... The Jets were 0-5-1 during their skid.

UP NEXT

Vancouver returns home to host Arizona on Thursday.

Winnipeg wraps up a three-game homestand Friday against Tampa Bay.

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123T
VAN25-18-4
0000
WPG25-18-4
2114
STARS OF THE GAME
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
J. Beagle C00015/7009:351
B. Boeser RW00050/0017:361
A. Edler D00-230/0021:262
L. Eriksson RW00-120/0009:080
O. Fantenberg D00000/0014:020
A. Gaudette C00-226/10016:180
B. Horvat C00-2110/8017:550
Q. Hughes D00-230/0226:470
J. Miller LW00018/9020:091
T. Motte RW00010/0013:532
T. Myers D00050/0024:051
T. Pearson LW00-230/0218:152
E. Pettersson C00050/0019:571
A. Roussel LW00-200/0015:130
T. Schaller LW00000/0008:361
T. Stecher D00-140/0012:100
C. Tanev D00-100/0213:400
J. Virtanen RW00-150/0018:060
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
M. Appleton RW00000/0209:390
A. Bitetto D00200/0020:412
K. Connor LW21250/0020:090
A. Copp LW00013/4020:461
C. Dahlstrom D01100/0209:510
N. Ehlers LW00030/0214:420
J. Harkins LW00010/0006:100
P. Laine RW02251/0019:010
A. Lowry C011013/8216:233
J. Morrissey D00000/0024:520
S. Niku D01130/0015:430
M. Perreault RW00100/0012:581
N. Pionk D01200/0020:220
J. Roslovic RW10120/1012:360
L. Sbisa D00010/0023:310
M. Scheifele C012012/9021:150
N. Shore C00034/1007:411
B. Wheeler C10011/6015:402
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
J. Markstrom (L)243210.87557:52
GOALIESSA
J. Markstrom (L)24
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
C. Hellebuyck (W)410411.00060:00
GOALIESSA
C. Hellebuyck (W)41
Alexander Edler shot on goal (Backhand shot)
VAN:GoalsShots
WPG:GoalsShots
Full Play By Play
GOALS
  • 3RD PERIOD
    • WPG
      17:49GOAL Kyle Connor (Empty net shot), Assists: Mark Scheifele and Patrik Laine
  • 2ND PERIOD
    • WPG
      01:12(PP) GOAL Blake Wheeler (Wrist shot), Assists: Neal Pionk and Kyle Connor
  • 1ST PERIOD
    • WPG
      14:24GOAL Jack Roslovic (Wrist shot), Assists: Adam Lowry and Carl Dahlstrom
    • WPG
      01:22GOAL Kyle Connor (Snap shot), Assists: Sami Niku and Patrik Laine
PENALTIES
    • 2ND PERIOD
      • WPG
        15:53Adam Lowry penalty Hooking - 2 min.
      • WPG
        13:40Nikolaj Ehlers penalty Tripping - 2 min.
      • VAN
        09:57Quinn Hughes penalty Interference - 2 min.
      • WPG
        03:53Carl Dahlstrom penalty Tripping - 2 min.
    • 1ST PERIOD
      • VAN
        19:55Christopher Tanev penalty Delay of Game - 2 min.
      • VAN
        17:11Tanner Pearson penalty Slashing - 2 min.
      • WPG
        01:57Mason Appleton penalty Tripping - 2 min.
    TEAM STATS
    VAN
    WPG
    Shots on Goal4125
    Goals in Power Play01
    Faceoff Wins2934
    Penalties34
    Major Penalties00
    Minor Penalties34
    Misconducts00
    TEAM STATS
    VAN
    Shots on Goal41
    Goals in Power Play0
    Faceoff Wins29
    Penalties3
    Major Penalties0
    Minor Penalties3
    Misconducts0
    123T
    VAN25-18-4
    0000
    WPG25-18-4
    2114
    STARS OF THE GAME
    0.0%SHOT %16.0%
    0.840%SAVE %1.000%
    SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
    J. Beagle C00015/7009:351
    B. Boeser RW00050/0017:361
    A. Edler D00-230/0021:262
    L. Eriksson RW00-120/0009:080
    O. Fantenberg D00000/0014:020
    A. Gaudette C00-226/10016:180
    B. Horvat C00-2110/8017:550
    Q. Hughes D00-230/0226:470
    J. Miller LW00018/9020:091
    T. Motte RW00010/0013:532
    T. Myers D00050/0024:051
    T. Pearson LW00-230/0218:152
    E. Pettersson C00050/0019:571
    A. Roussel LW00-200/0015:130
    T. Schaller LW00000/0008:361
    T. Stecher D00-140/0012:100
    C. Tanev D00-100/0213:400
    J. Virtanen RW00-150/0018:060
    SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
    M. Appleton RW00000/0209:390
    A. Bitetto D00200/0020:412
    K. Connor LW21250/0020:090
    A. Copp LW00013/4020:461
    C. Dahlstrom D01100/0209:510
    N. Ehlers LW00030/0214:420
    J. Harkins LW00010/0006:100
    P. Laine RW02251/0019:010
    A. Lowry C011013/8216:233
    J. Morrissey D00000/0024:520
    S. Niku D01130/0015:430
    M. Perreault RW00100/0012:581
    N. Pionk D01200/0020:220
    J. Roslovic RW10120/1012:360
    L. Sbisa D00010/0023:310
    M. Scheifele C012012/9021:150
    N. Shore C00034/1007:411
    B. Wheeler C10011/6015:402
    GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
    J. Markstrom (L)243210.87557:52
    GOALIESSA
    J. Markstrom (L)24
    GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
    C. Hellebuyck (W)410411.00060:00
    GOALIESSA
    C. Hellebuyck (W)41
    STARS OF THE GAME
    123T
    VAN25-18-4
    0000
    WPG25-18-4
    2114
    SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
    J. Beagle C00015/7009:351
    B. Boeser RW00050/0017:361
    A. Edler D00-230/0021:262
    L. Eriksson RW00-120/0009:080
    O. Fantenberg D00000/0014:020
    A. Gaudette C00-226/10016:180
    B. Horvat C00-2110/8017:550
    Q. Hughes D00-230/0226:470
    J. Miller LW00018/9020:091
    T. Motte RW00010/0013:532
    T. Myers D00050/0024:051
    T. Pearson LW00-230/0218:152
    E. Pettersson C00050/0019:571
    A. Roussel LW00-200/0015:130
    T. Schaller LW00000/0008:361
    T. Stecher D00-140/0012:100
    C. Tanev D00-100/0213:400
    J. Virtanen RW00-150/0018:060
    Total0004129/346-12
    SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
    M. Appleton RW00000/0209:390
    A. Bitetto D00200/0020:412
    K. Connor LW21250/0020:090
    A. Copp LW00013/4020:461
    C. Dahlstrom D01100/0209:510
    N. Ehlers LW00030/0214:420
    J. Harkins LW00010/0006:100
    P. Laine RW02251/0019:010
    A. Lowry C011013/8216:233
    J. Morrissey D00000/0024:520
    S. Niku D01130/0015:430
    M. Perreault RW00100/0012:581
    N. Pionk D01200/0020:220
    J. Roslovic RW10120/1012:360
    L. Sbisa D00010/0023:310
    M. Scheifele C012012/9021:150
    N. Shore C00034/1007:411
    B. Wheeler C10011/6015:402
    Total4802534/298-10
    GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
    J. Markstrom (L)243210.87557:52
    GOALIESSA
    J. Markstrom (L)24
    GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
    C. Hellebuyck (W)410411.00060:00
    GOALIESSA
    C. Hellebuyck (W)41
    GOALS
    • 3RD PERIOD
    • 2ND PERIOD
    • 1ST PERIOD
    PENALTIES
      • 2ND PERIOD
      • 1ST PERIOD
      • 3RD PERIOD
      • 2ND PERIOD
      • 1ST PERIOD

      123T
      VAN25-18-4
      0000
      WPG25-18-4
      2114
      TEAM STATS
      3.53
      GF AVG
      3.30
      GA AVG
      .95
      Power Play
      3.21
      GF AVG
      3.23
      GA AVG
      .65
      Power Play
      All times are US/Eastern.