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Jets' Connor Hellebuyck: Takes season-ending loss
Hellebuyck stopped 21 of 25 shots in Thursday's 4-1 loss to the Golden Knights.
Vegas did its damage within the first 30 minutes of the game, and the Jets' uninspired effort didn't lead to a comeback. Hellebuyck had a 3.44 GAA and an .886 save percentage over five playoff contests. He's under contract for one more season at a $6.17 million cap hit, though it's unclear what the team in front of him might look like after a disappointing end to the 2022-23 season.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Connor Hellebuyck: Set to face Vegas in Game 5
Hellebuyck is slated to start on the road against Vegas in Game 5 on Thursday, per Ken Wiebe of Sportsnet.
Hellebuyck has lost his last three starts, during which he's surrendered 13 goals on 116 shots. He'll be looking to bounce back Thursday as the Jets fight to stave off elimination. Hellebuyck posted a 37-25-2 record, 2.49 GAA and .920 save percentage in 64 regular-season outings. Vegas had the 14th-ranked offense with 3.26 goals per game during the 2022-23 campaign.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Connor Hellebuyck: Better but not good enough Monday
Hellebuyck stopped 26 of 29 shots in Monday's 4-2 loss to the Golden Knights in Game 4. The fourth goal was an empty-netter.
Hellebuyck looked to be in good enough form to steal a win Monday, but a pair of goals in 47 seconds during the second period torpedoed that effort. The 29-year-old has now lost three games in a row, and he's given up 14 tallies over four playoff contests. He'll still likely be in goal Thursday for Game 5, though the banged-up Jets' season will be on the line in that clash in Vegas.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Connor Hellebuyck: Set to start Monday
Hellebuyck is expected between the pipes at home against the Golden Knights on Monday, Scott Billeck of the Winnipeg Sun reports.
Hellebuyck has given up five goals in each of his last two outings, posting an .885 save percentage in a pair of defeats to Vegas. Despite the poor performances, Hellebuyck is unlikely to find himself watching from the bench in favor of David Rittich. During the regular season, Hellebuyck racked up 37 wins, getting back over the 30-win threshold for the first time since 2019-20.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Connor Hellebuyck: Heavy workload in 2OT loss
Hellebuyck made 43 saves in a 5-4 double overtime loss to the Golden Knights in Game 3 on Saturday.
The Golden Knights went up 4-1 after two frames, including two snipes on the power play. But Winnipeg turned on the jets and mounted a three-goal comeback in the final frame to force overtime. Hellebuyck had no chance on the eventual winner. A clearing pass ricocheted off a player straight to Michael Amadio in the high slot, and he wired an off-balance shot that went crossbar and in, giving Hellebuyck his second straight loss in the series.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Connor Hellebuyck: Taking on Golden Knights
Hellebuyck will patrol the home crease in Game 3 against Vegas on Saturday, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.
Hellebuyck is coming off a 34-save effort in Thursday's 5-2 loss to the Golden Knights. He has stopped 50 of 56 shots through two games versus Vegas this postseason en route to a 1-1 record.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Connor Hellebuyck: Yields five goals in loss
Hellebuyck stopped 34 of 39 shots in Thursday's 5-2 loss to the Golden Knights in Game 2.
Hellebuyck got off to a solid start, but the Golden Knights put two pucks past him in the second period and three more in the third to run away with the win. With his six goals allowed on 56 shots over two postseason contests, it makes sense this series head backs to Winnipeg tied at 1-1. Hellebuyck was excellent on home ice in the regular season, posting a 2.22 GAA and a .926 save percentage over 34 games, though he lost his only home outing versus Vegas with five goals allowed on 32 shots.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Connor Hellebuyck: Starting Game 2
Hellebuyck will get the road start in Vegas on Thursday, Ken Wiebe of Sportsnet reports.
Hellebuyck slammed the door shut on the Golden Knights on Tuesday, stopping 16 shots in a 5-1 win. Hellebuyck had a great 2022-23 campaign, going 37-25-2 with four shutouts, a 2.49 GAA and .920 save percentage. Hellebuyck gave up seven goals on 80 shots to Vegas in the regular season, going 0-1-1.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Connor Hellebuyck: Cruises to Game 1 win
Hellebuyck stopped 16 of 17 shots in Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Golden Knights in Game 1.
Vegas' offense didn't provide much of a challenge, allowing Hellebuyck to cruise to the win. That was his fourth win in a row and his sixth victory in his last seven games. The 29-year-old netminder should continue to backstop the Jets throughout their playoff run, though it's likely the Golden Knights will put up more of a fight going forward.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Connor Hellebuyck: Starting Game 1
Hellebuyck will protect the road net in Tuesday's Game 1 versus the Golden Knights, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.
Hellebuyck played a lot down the stretch before resting in the regular-season finale. He was in excellent form with an 8-5-0 record, a 1.93 GAA and a .927 save percentage over his last 13 contests. He went 0-1-1 against Vegas this year, allowing seven goals on 80 shots over those two outings.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Connor Hellebuyck: Leads Jets to playoff berth
Hellebuyck saved 33 of 34 shots in a 3-1 victory over Minnesota on Tuesday.
Hellebuyck started for the second straight night and the third time in four days. The result was his third consecutive victory to secure the Jets' playoff berth. He has a 37-25-2 record, 2.49 GAA and .920 save percentage in 64 games this season. Now that Winnipeg knows it will occupy the second wild-card seed in the postseason, David Rittich might start Thursday versus Colorado to give Hellebuyck a well-deserved breather.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Connor Hellebuyck: In goal again Tuesday
Hellebuyck will guard the road goal Tuesday versus the Wild, Jeff Hamilton of the Winnipeg Free Press reports.
Hellebuyck will start back-to-back days, as the Jets have a chance to clinch a playoff spot if they can earn one point Tuesday. He picked up the win Monday against the Sharks with 19 saves on 21 shots, though the Wild figure to be a much tougher challenge.... See More ... See Less
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