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Connor Hellebuyck with 24 Saves, Jets Blank Blues to Split Home-and-Home Set

Connor Hellebuyck with 24 Saves, Jets Blank Blues to Split Home-and-Home Set

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Mark Scheifele
Winnipeg Jets’ Mark Scheifele (55) screens St. Louis Blues goaltender Jake Allen during third period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Sunday, December 17, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

WINNIPEG – Connor Hellebuyck was happy to have a hand in some payback.

Less than 24 hours after Winnipeg was shut out 2-0 in St. Louis, Hellebuyck made 24 saves as the Jets ended a two-game losing skid with a 4-0 win over the Blues on Sunday.

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Patrick Kane, Nick Schmaltz Lead Blackhawks to 5-1 Win Over Jets

Patrick Kane, Nick Schmaltz Lead Blackhawks to 5-1 Win Over Jets

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Connor Hellebuyck
Chicago Blackhawks’ Vinnie Hinostroza (48) attempts the deflection past Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck (37) as Jets’ Ben Chiarot (7) defends during the first period NHL action in Winnipeg on Thursday, December 14, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Corey Crawford said it was the best game the Chicago Blackhawks have played this season. Teammates Patrick Kane and Nick Schmaltz agreed.

The trio played a big role Thursday as the Blackhawks extended their season-high winning streak to four games with a 5-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets.

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Titanic Celine Dion Megahit Becomes Part of Winning Tradition for Winnipeg Jets

Titanic Celine Dion Megahit Becomes Part of Winning Tradition for Winnipeg Jets

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

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Winnipeg Jets’ Mathieu Perreault (85), Joel Armia (40), Matt Hendricks (15) and Dmitry Kulikov (5) celebrate after Perreault scored during third period NHL hockey action against the Vancouver Canucks, in Winnipeg, Monday, December 11, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

WINNIPEG – It was a song request Mathieu Perreault had no problem accommodating in the Winnipeg Jets’ locker room.

The Drummondville, Que., native controls the room’s music and recalled someone asked him to put on Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On” a few days after the team saw her perform in Las Vegas last month.

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Perreault Scores Two, Jets Halt Losing Slide with Win Over Canucks

Perreault Scores Two, Jets Halt Losing Slide with Win Over Canucks

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Winnipeg Jets
Winnipeg Jets’ Mathieu Perreault (85), Joel Armia (40), Matt Hendricks (15) and Dmitry Kulikov (5) celebrate after Perreault scored during third period NHL hockey action against the Vancouver Canucks, in Winnipeg, Monday, December 11, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

WINNIPEG – Mathieu Perreault viewed his 100th NHL career goal as a lucky tap rather than a highlight-reel milestone.

The Jets forward scored two goals and added an assist to help Winnipeg halt a three-game losing streak with a 5-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Monday.

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Attention to Detail Runs in the Family of Jets Goalie Hellebuyck

Attention to Detail Runs in the Family of Jets Goalie Hellebuyck

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Connor Hellebuyck
Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck stops Ottawa Senators’ Derick Brassard during third period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Sunday, December 3, 2017. Hellebuyck has backstopped the Winnipeg Jets to a share of top spot in the NHL because of an attention to details that began when he was four years old and follows a family trait of being highly focused. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

WINNIPEG – Connor Hellebuyck’s path to the NHL began with a little baseball glove and a mini hockey stick.

Armed with the tiny equipment, a young Hellebuyck would stand in front of the TV in his Commerce, Mich., home and mimic the goalies on the screen. One day when he was about four years old, the future netminder of the Winnipeg Jets surprised his father.

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Jets Captain Wheeler Named NHL’s First Star of the Week; Habs Goalie Price No. 2

Jets Captain Wheeler Named NHL’s First Star of the Week; Habs Goalie Price No. 2

By The Canadian Press

Blake Wheeler - Mathieu Perreault
Winnipeg Jets’ Blake Wheeler (26) and Mathieu Perreault (85) celebrate after Wheeler scored as Ottawa Senators’ Fredrik Claesson (33) looks on during second period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Sunday, December 3, 2017. Wheeler was named the NHL’s first star of the week on Monday, with Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price and Dallas Stars centre Radek Faksa also earning honours. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. – Winnipeg Jets captain Blake Wheeler was named the NHL’s first star of the week on Monday, with Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price and Dallas Stars centre Radek Faksa also earning honours.

Wheeler led the league with two goals and eight assists, including a trio of three-point performances, to propel the Jets to a 3-0-1 week and the top of the Western Conference standings.

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Hellebuyck Earns Shutout, Wheeler Has Four Points in Jets Win Over Senators

Hellebuyck Earns Shutout, Wheeler Has Four Points in Jets Win Over Senators

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Mark Scheifele
Winnipeg Jets’ Mark Scheifele (55), celebrates after scoring against the Ottawa Senators during first period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Sunday, December 3, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

WINNIPEG – Connor Hellebuyck was relieved to finally shut the door on an opponent this season.

The Winnipeg Jets goaltender got his first shutout of the season with a 21-save performance in a 5-0 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Sunday and shared the credit with his high-flying teammates.

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Winnipeg Jets Like Flying Under the Radar as Best NHL Team in Canada

Winnipeg Jets Like Flying Under the Radar as Best NHL Team in Canada

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Mark Scheifele
Anaheim Ducks goalie John Gibson, left, stops the puck as Winnipeg Jets centre Mark Scheifele (55) reaches for the rebound as defenceman Josh Manson (42) defends against Jets’ Dustin Byfuglien (33) during third period NHL hockey action in Anaheim, Calif., Friday, Nov. 24, 2017. While a lot headlines this season have focused on the success of Auston Matthews and the Toronto Maple Leafs or the plight of Connor McDavid and the lowly Edmonton Oilers, the Jets have quietly climbed up the NHL standings. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Alex Gallardo)

WINNIPEG – Mark Scheifele doesn’t care if the Winnipeg Jets aren’t big news in Canadian hockey circles.

While a lot of headlines this season have focused on the success of Auston Matthews and the Toronto Maple Leafs or the plight of Connor McDavid and the lowly Edmonton Oilers, the Jets have quietly climbed up the NHL standings.

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Kyle Connor Scores Twice as Jets Use Big Third Period to Beat Golden Knights

Kyle Connor Scores Twice as Jets Use Big Third Period to Beat Golden Knights

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

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Winnipeg Jets’ Adam Lowry (17) and Las Vegas Golden Knights’ Alex Tuch (89) crash into Knights goalie Maxime Lagace (33) during third period NHL action in Winnipeg on Friday, December 1, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Captain Blake Wheeler predicted the best is yet to come for the Winnipeg Jets, but he wasn’t sizing up championship rings.

With a 7-4 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights Friday, the Jets moved into first place in the NHL’s Western Conference with 36 points (16-6-4).

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Wheeler Gets Two Points in 500th Game with Jets as Winnipeg Tops Wild 7-2

Wheeler Gets Two Points in 500th Game with Jets as Winnipeg Tops Wild 7-2

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Winnipeg Jets - Minnesota Wild
The Winnipeg Jets’ and Minnesota Wild brawl after Winnipeg Jets’ Bryan Little (18) scored during third period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Monday, November 27, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

WINNIPEG – Captain Blake Wheeler celebrated a rare milestone with style on Monday.

Playing his 500th game for the Winnipeg Jets/Atlanta Thrashers franchise, Wheeler scored once and added a pair of assists in a 7-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild. Linemates centre Mark Scheifele and left winger Kyle Connor also each had a goal and two assists as the Jets scored seven straight goals to rebound from a two-goal deficit.

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