Hellebuyck gets 2nd shutout as Jets beat Blackhawks 4-0

Nov 5, 2022, 5:14 AM | Updated: 6:04 pm
Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck (37) makes a save on a shot by Chicago Blackhawks' Reese...

Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck (37) makes a save on a shot by Chicago Blackhawks' Reese Johnson (42) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022. (Fred Greenslade/The Canadian Press via AP)

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              Winnipeg Jets' Adam Lowry (17) heads off on a breakaway to score after stripping the puck off Chicago Blackhawks' Caleb Jones (82) during the second period of NHL hockey game action in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022. (Fred Greenslade/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Winnipeg Jets head coach Rick Bowness shouts instructions to his team as Adam Lowry (17) looks to get on the ice against the Chicago Blackhawks during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022. (Fred Greenslade/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Chicago Blackhawks head coach Luke Richardson, left, and assistant coaches Derek King and Derek Plante watch from the bench against the Winnipeg Jets during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022. (Fred Greenslade/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Winnipeg Jets' Mark Scheifele (55) is checked by Chicago Blackhawks' Jason Dickinson (17) and Jake McCabe (6) during the third period of NHL hockey game action in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022. (Fred Greenslade/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Winnipeg Jets' Nate Schmidt (88) celebrates his goal against the Chicago Blackhawks with Blake Wheeler (26) and Cole Perfetti (91) during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022. (Fred Greenslade/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Dylan Wells makes a save on Winnipeg Jets' Kyle Connor (81) as Jason Dickinson (17) defends during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022. (Fred Greenslade/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Winnipeg Jets' Josh Morrissey (44) celebrates his goal against the Chicago Blackhawks with Mark Scheifele (55) during the second period of NHL hockey game action in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022. (Fred Greenslade/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Winnipeg Jets' Adam Lowry (17) celebrates his goal against Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Arvid Soberblom (40) during the second period of NHL hockey game action in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022. (Fred Greenslade/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck (37) makes a save on a shot by Chicago Blackhawks' Reese Johnson (42) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022. (Fred Greenslade/The Canadian Press via AP)

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Connor Hellebuyck stopped 30 shots for his second shutout of the season and 30th of his career as the Winnipeg Jets beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-0 on Saturday.

Josh Morrissey and Pierre-Luc Dubois each had a goal and an assist, and Nate Schmidt and Adam Lowry also scored to help Winnipeg improved to 5-0-1 in its last six games.

“Our details have been right,” Hellebuyck said. “We’re getting everyone’s A game right now. We’ve got a lot of character in this room and it’s starting to show. We care about winning and we’re showing it.”

All of the Jets’ scoring came on special teams, with three on the power play and Lowry getting his second short-handed tally of the season.

“Obviously, special teams were huge,” Morrissey said. “And (Hellebuyck) in net was fantastic. I think the things we’re trying to see out of our team are becoming more and more consistent. Hopefully, we can keep that going.”

Arvid Soderblom started in goal for Chicago and stopped 21 of the 24 shots he faced through two periods. Dylan Wells came on to begin the third and had 12 saves in his NHL debut.

“I don’t know (Soderblom’s) status,” Blackhawks coach Luke Richardson said. “I just know the trainer came after the second period and said he wasn’t feeling good, and Wells was here. He stood really strong for us in the third period. It’s definitely concerning with all of the injuries at this point. Hopefully, he’s not too bad.”

Chicago has already lost goalies Petre Mzrak and Alex Stalock to injuries.

“(Wells) looked confident standing in the crease there, so it was a good start for him,” Richardson said. “Unfortunately, it wasn’t a good start or finish for us.”

Despite the loss, Wells was thrilled to have played in his first game.

“It feels really good,” Wells said. “It’s been a goal of mine since I was a little kid, to play in the NHL.”

Morrisey got Winnipeg on the scoreboard midway through the second period. With Chicago’s Jujhar Khaira off for interference, Morrissey’s slap shot from the point beat a screened Soderblom. It was Morrissey’s first goal of the season.

Lowry made it 2-0 when he beat a Chicago defenseman to the puck outside the blue line, raced down the ice and blasted a shot over Soderblom’s right shoulder with 6:27 left in the period.

“Honestly, coming down that side, I didn’t know what I was going to do,” Lowry said. “I think I just tried to get it off my stick as quick as I could. … It’s a big momentum swing. I was happy to see that one go in.”

Dubois added to that lead nearly 4 1/2 minutes later, beating Soderblom with a wrist shot off of a smart pass from Kyle Connor.

Winnipeg made it 4-0 with its third power-play goal of the game 4:59 into the third. Schmidt took a perfect pass from Cole Perfetti and fired it past Wells.

SNAPPED

Chicago forward Jonathan Toews had a seven-game points streak snapped. His seven goals lead the team and was ninth in the NHL heading into the day.

UP NEXT

Blackhawks: At Los Angeles on Thursday night in the second of a three-game trip.

Jets: Host Dallas on Tuesday night in the finale of a three-game homestand.

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