WINNIPEG – Ondrej Pavelec made 30 saves in his season debut as the Winnipeg Jets halted a four-game losing streak with goals from six different players in a 6-3 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Wednesday.
It was Pavelec’s first NHL game this season after the veteran netminder was sent to the American Hockey League’s Manitoba Moose at the end of training camp.
WINNIPEG – It’s been months since Ondrej Pavelec sat in the Winnipeg Jets dressing room, but he felt right at home on Tuesday.
The veteran goaltender was in net at Winnipeg’s practice after being recalled from the American Hockey League’s Manitoba Moose for the first time since being sent down after the NHL club’s training camp.
LOS ANGELES — Rookie sensations Auston Matthews and Patrik Laine and superstars Alex Ovechkin and Evgeni Malkin are among the players named to the rosters for the 2017 NHL all-star weekend.
Laine, the rookie leading scorer with 37 points, is the lone Winnipeg Jets representative on a Central Division roster also including captain P.K. Subban of Nashville and reigning league MVP Patrick Kane of Chicago.
WINNIPEG – Connor Hellebuyck isn’t picky about his shutouts.
The Winnipeg goalie made 28 saves for his third shutout of the season as the Jets blanked the Calgary Flames 2-0 on Monday night.
“The guys were blocking a lot of shots, but shots are fun and that game was fun,” said Hellebuyck, who also recorded the fifth shutout of his two-year NHL career. “The way the guys were playing in front of me made it even more fun because they were controlling the shots and making it easy on me. Any shutout is nice. I don’t care how they come.”
WINNIPEG – Winnipeg Jets rookie sensation Patrik Laine is out indefinitely after being diagnosed with a concussion.
Laine was injured in Saturday’s 4-3 loss in Buffalo. The 18-year-old sniper was looking down at the puck when Buffalo’s Jake McCabe hit him with his right shoulder. McCabe was not penalized for the hit. Laine appeared to hit the back of his head on the ice as he fell and was down for several minutes before being helped to his feet.