Beaulieu's 1st goal of season lifts Jets over Blackhawks 3-2

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) Nathan Beaulieu's first goal of the season early in the third period sent the Winnipeg Jets past the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 on Sunday night.

Playing in his 27th game of an injury-riddled campaign, the defenseman fired a one-timer from the point that hit a Chicago player and got by goalie Corey Crawford to give the Jets a 3-2 lead. After the puck went in, Beaulieu pretended to throw a monkey off his back.

''Obviously it wasn't the prettiest goal I've ever scored, but it was a big one,'' said Beaulieu, who also had an assist.

Beaulieu missed time this season for three separate injuries, including broken bones in his hand and foot.

It was his first goal since Winnipeg acquired him from Buffalo at last year's trade deadline. His previous one came with the Sabres on Nov. 27, 2018. He has 12 career goals in 359 games.

Mason Appleton had a goal and an assist and Jack Roslovic also scored for Winnipeg, which was coming off two straight losses. Dmitry Kulikov added a pair of assists.

Jets coach Paul Maurice was happy for Beaulieu and the third line's output.

''They play hard minutes, normally a lot of penalty-kill time and get some people to the net, but good for him, he's earned it,'' Maurice said.

Connor Hellebuyck made 31 saves for the Jets (30-25-5), who are 3-2-0 on a six-game homestand.

Patrick Kane had a goal and an assist and Ryan Carpenter also scored for the Blackhawks, who were coming off an 8-4 win in Calgary on Saturday night.

Crawford stopped 35 shots for Chicago (26-25-8), which completed a 1-4-0 road trip.

''No question disappointing not to have more points on the trip,'' coach Jeremy Colliton said. ''Ultimately, we had three games that were acceptable and two that weren't good enough. We need more than that to get the points we need.''

The Blackhawks led 1-0 after the first period.

Carpenter scored his third goal of the season after Kane sent a sharp-angled backhand pass to the front of the net and Carpenter redirected the puck past Hellebuyck at 15:44.

Jets forward Andrew Copp went in alone on Crawford about a minute later, but his shot missed the net.

Appleton tied it when he tipped in Beaulieu's point shot at 6:38 of the second.

Winnipeg appeared to go ahead at 9:05 on a goal by Kyle Connor, but it was reviewed and waved off because the puck went in off his arm. Roslovic gave the Jets a 2-1 lead at 15:37 when he tipped Kulikov's point shot.

''It's just a matter of getting pucks to the point and then getting bodies to the net and around the net,'' Appleton said. ''Our first two goals were virtually the same exact picture. Third goal was another point shot.''

Chicago tied it when Kane scored his 27th of the season with 53 seconds left in the period.

Beaulieu took a pass from Patrick Laine and fired the puck past Crawford at 1:36 of the third.

Kane called Beaulieu's winner an ''unfortunate goal.''

''I don't know how the guy got in the crease, but it looked like (Crawford) was a little bit tangled up and it kind of deflected off one of our guys and went in, so tough break,'' Kane said.

Players were unsure if the goal would be challenged.

''We didn't really know on the bench,'' Kane said. ''We were kind of waiting to hear what the call was, so I guess they deemed it wasn't a good challenge.''

Colliton said it was debatable.

''Yeah, of course (we considered it),'' he explained. ''We see there's contact but, you know, they've shown they're not going to overturn it unless it's pretty clear so that's why we didn't.''

The Blackhawks tried to beat Hellebuyck in the final minutes with an extra man, but the Jets blocked shots and got their sticks on pucks to stymie those efforts.

No penalties were called in the game.

UP NEXT

Blackhawks: Home against the New York Rangers on Wednesday.

Jets: Host the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday.

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123T
CHI26-25-8
1102
WPG30-25-5
0213
STARS OF THE GAME
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
D. Caggiula RW00-120/0013:550
R. Carpenter C10135/7016:050
K. Dach C00-230/1014:560
A. DeBrincat LW00-220/0014:511
E. Gustafsson D00040/0024:042
M. Highmore RW00010/0009:560
D. Kampf C00003/3009:370
P. Kane RW11130/0020:450
D. Keith D00010/0024:180
S. Koekkoek D00020/0018:050
D. Kubalik LW01030/0018:212
O. Maatta D01000/0019:030
C. Murphy D00010/0020:172
A. Nylander LW00030/0011:280
B. Saad LW00120/1018:321
N. Seeler D00-200/0014:135
D. Strome RW00-105/7013:461
J. Toews C010312/7019:391
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
M. Appleton RW11150/0013:540
N. Beaulieu D11110/0016:474
G. Bourque LW00010/0008:512
A. Chibisov RW00010/0008:031
K. Connor LW00130/0019:190
A. Copp C00038/4017:581
N. Ehlers LW00-130/0018:260
J. Harkins LW01110/0013:351
D. Kulikov D02020/0022:012
P. Laine RW01140/0018:331
J. Morrissey D00020/0024:383
N. Pionk D00-130/0019:160
T. Poolman D00040/0022:192
J. Roslovic RW10246/5013:310
L. Sbisa D00200/0014:593
M. Scheifele C00-216/9020:470
N. Shore C00001/4007:430
B. Wheeler C00005/3019:201
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
C. Crawford (L)383350.92158:09
GOALIESSA
C. Crawford (L)38
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
C. Hellebuyck (W)332310.93960:00
GOALIESSA
C. Hellebuyck (W)33
Erik Gustafsson shot on goal (Wrist shot)
CHI:GoalsShots
WPG:GoalsShots
Full Play By Play
GOALS
  • 3RD PERIOD
    • WPG
      01:36GOAL Nathan Beaulieu (Slap shot), Assists: Patrik Laine and Dmitry Kulikov
  • 2ND PERIOD
    • CHI
      19:07GOAL Patrick Kane (Slap shot), Assists: Jonathan Toews and Dominik Kubalik
    • WPG
      15:37GOAL Jack Roslovic , Assists: Dmitry Kulikov and Mason Appleton
    • WPG
      06:38GOAL Mason Appleton , Assists: Nathan Beaulieu and Jansen Harkins
  • 1ST PERIOD
    • CHI
      15:44GOAL Ryan Carpenter , Assists: Patrick Kane and Olli Maatta
TEAM STATS
CHI
WPG
Shots on Goal3338
Goals in Power Play00
Faceoff Wins2526
Penalties00
Major Penalties00
Minor Penalties00
Misconducts00
TEAM STATS
CHI
Shots on Goal33
Goals in Power Play0
Faceoff Wins25
Penalties0
Major Penalties0
Minor Penalties0
Misconducts0
123T
CHI26-25-8
1102
WPG30-25-5
0213
STARS OF THE GAME
6.1 %SHOT %7.9 %
0.921 %SAVE %0.939 %
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
D. Caggiula RW00-120/0013:550
R. Carpenter C10135/7016:050
K. Dach C00-230/1014:560
A. DeBrincat LW00-220/0014:511
E. Gustafsson D00040/0024:042
M. Highmore RW00010/0009:560
D. Kampf C00003/3009:370
P. Kane RW11130/0020:450
D. Keith D00010/0024:180
S. Koekkoek D00020/0018:050
D. Kubalik LW01030/0018:212
O. Maatta D01000/0019:030
C. Murphy D00010/0020:172
A. Nylander LW00030/0011:280
B. Saad LW00120/1018:321
N. Seeler D00-200/0014:135
D. Strome RW00-105/7013:461
J. Toews C010312/7019:391
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
M. Appleton RW11150/0013:540
N. Beaulieu D11110/0016:474
G. Bourque LW00010/0008:512
A. Chibisov RW00010/0008:031
K. Connor LW00130/0019:190
A. Copp C00038/4017:581
N. Ehlers LW00-130/0018:260
J. Harkins LW01110/0013:351
D. Kulikov D02020/0022:012
P. Laine RW01140/0018:331
J. Morrissey D00020/0024:383
N. Pionk D00-130/0019:160
T. Poolman D00040/0022:192
J. Roslovic RW10246/5013:310
L. Sbisa D00200/0014:593
M. Scheifele C00-216/9020:470
N. Shore C00001/4007:430
B. Wheeler C00005/3019:201
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
C. Crawford (L)383350.92158:09
GOALIESSA
C. Crawford (L)38
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
C. Hellebuyck (W)332310.93960:00
GOALIESSA
C. Hellebuyck (W)33
STARS OF THE GAME
123T
CHI26-25-8
1102
WPG30-25-5
0213
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
D. Caggiula RW00-120/0013:550
R. Carpenter C10135/7016:050
K. Dach C00-230/1014:560
A. DeBrincat LW00-220/0014:511
E. Gustafsson D00040/0024:042
M. Highmore RW00010/0009:560
D. Kampf C00003/3009:370
P. Kane RW11130/0020:450
D. Keith D00010/0024:180
S. Koekkoek D00020/0018:050
D. Kubalik LW01030/0018:212
O. Maatta D01000/0019:030
C. Murphy D00010/0020:172
A. Nylander LW00030/0011:280
B. Saad LW00120/1018:321
N. Seeler D00-200/0014:135
D. Strome RW00-105/7013:461
J. Toews C010312/7019:391
Total2403325/260-15
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
M. Appleton RW11150/0013:540
N. Beaulieu D11110/0016:474
G. Bourque LW00010/0008:512
A. Chibisov RW00010/0008:031
K. Connor LW00130/0019:190
A. Copp C00038/4017:581
N. Ehlers LW00-130/0018:260
J. Harkins LW01110/0013:351
D. Kulikov D02020/0022:012
P. Laine RW01140/0018:331
J. Morrissey D00020/0024:383
N. Pionk D00-130/0019:160
T. Poolman D00040/0022:192
J. Roslovic RW10246/5013:310
L. Sbisa D00200/0014:593
M. Scheifele C00-216/9020:470
N. Shore C00001/4007:430
B. Wheeler C00005/3019:201
Total3603826/250-21
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
C. Crawford (L)383350.92158:09
GOALIESSA
C. Crawford (L)38
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
C. Hellebuyck (W)332310.93960:00
GOALIESSA
C. Hellebuyck (W)33
GOALS
  • 3RD PERIOD
  • 2ND PERIOD
  • 1ST PERIOD
  • 3RD PERIOD
  • 2ND PERIOD
  • 1ST PERIOD

123T
CHI26-25-8
1102
WPG30-25-5
0213
TEAM STATS
3.35
GF AVG
3.55
GA AVG
.49
Power Play
3.15
GF AVG
3.24
GA AVG
.64
Power Play
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