Sports Blake Wheeler lifts Jets over Flames 2-1

06:06  06 april  2018
06:06  06 april  2018 Source:   MSN

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Connor Hellebuyck made 30 saves and Blake Wheeler scored in the shootout to seal the Jets ' 2 - 1 win against the Flames . Taylor Woolston Tkachuk tried to stop as well. When Hendricks stopped, Tkachuk ended up leaning over him awkwardly due to his momentum.

Bryan Little and Blake Wheeler scored in the shootout and the Winnipeg Jets beat Calgary 2 - 1 , snapping the Flames ' seven-game winning streak • Hellebuyck, Wheeler lift Jets over Senators 5-0.

Winnipeg Jets right wing Blake Wheeler© Richard A. Whittaker/Icon Sportswire Winnipeg Jets right wing Blake Wheeler WINNIPEG - Blake Wheeler scored once to pick up his 90th point of the season and help the Jets to a 2-1 victory over the Calgary Flames on Thursday for Winnipeg's fourth-straight win.

Wheeler's goal was his 23rd of the season. Paul Stastny also scored for Winnipeg (51-20-10), which is 10-1-0 in its past 11 games.

Rookie Spencer Foo recorded his first NHL goal in his third game for the Flames (36-35-10).

Winnipeg will play the Minnesota Wild in the first round of the NHL playoffs after Nashville beat Washington 4-3 earlier Thursday to clinch top spot in the Central Division and Western Conference with 115 points.

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Bryan Little and Blake Wheeler scored in the tiebreaker, and the Jets beat Calgary 2 - 1 to snap the Flames ' seven-game winning streak. ''We were able to take over from there and play a great game.'' The reversal surprised Flames coach Glen Gulutzan.

Winnipeg Jets ' Blake Wheeler (26) scores on Calgary Flames goalie Mike Smith during the shootout. Bryan Little and Blake Wheeler scored in the shootout as the Jets won 2 - 1 over the Flames to snap Calgary's seven-game winning streak.

Connor Hellebuyck made 31 saves for the Jets, giving him 43 wins on the season. That tied former Pittsburgh netminder Tom Barrasso (1992-93) for the most victories in a season by an American goalie.

Jon Gillies stopped 24 shots for Calgary, which is 1-9-0 in its past 10 games.

Wheeler scored with 47 seconds left in the first when he tipped in Dustin Byfuglien's shot from the point. Calgary outshot the Jets 15-8 in the period.

Wheeler, who has five goals and 14 points in his past 11 games, became the fourth player in franchise history to hit the 90-point mark, and first since Ilya Kovalchuk in 2008-09. His previous career-high was 78 points two years ago.

Jets rookie Kyle Connor assisted on Wheeler's goal, giving him 15 points (eight goals, seven assists) in his past 12 games.

Morrissey, Byfuglien lead Jets past Leafs

  Morrissey, Byfuglien lead Jets past Leafs Morrissey, Byfuglien lead Jets past LeafsAndrew Copp had the other goal for Winnipeg (48-20-10), while Connor Hellebuyck made 28 stops in a battle of the only two Canadian NHL teams heading to the playoffs.

Winnipeg Jets ' Blake Wheeler (26) scores Bryan Little and Blake Wheeler scored in the tiebreaker, and the Jets beat Calgary 2 - 1 to snap the Flames ' seven-game winning streak. "We were able to take over from there and play a great game." The reversal surprised Flames coach Glen Gulutzan.

Bryan Little and Blake Wheeler scored in the tiebreaker, and the Jets beat Calgary 2 - 1 to snap the Flames ' seven-game winning streak. "We were able to take over from there and play a great game." The reversal surprised Flames coach Glen Gulutzan. "I didn't see it the same way.

Ben Chiarot made a patient play to set up Stastny's goal, waiting for the veteran to cut toward the net and then sending a pass to his stick for the redirection and 2-0 lead at 12:59.

Mark Stone's shot bounced in off Foo's foot just over two minutes later. The Flames continued to lead the Jets 25-17 in shots on goal.

It appeared Jets centre Andrew Copp had a short-handed goal with just over a minute to go, but the whistle had blown.

Winnipeg hosts Chicago on Saturday to wrap up the regular season. Calgary ends its season against the Golden Knights the same day.

Joe Morrow lifts Jets over Wild 3-2 .
Defenceman Joe Morrow scored at 12:47 of the third period to lift the Winnipeg Jets to a 3-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday in Game 1 of their first-round NHL playoff series. It was the first post-season victory for the franchise dating all the way back to 1999 when the team was the Atlanta Thrashers. The club relocated to Winnipeg in 2011 and the Jets were swept out of the playoffs by Anaheim in 2015.

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