Connor Hellebuyck made 28 saves as the Winnipeg Jets defeated the Calgary Flames 2-0 Monday night at MTS Centre.

"Shots are fun and that game was fun," said Hellebuyck who recorded his third shutout of the season. "The way the guys are playing in front of me just made it even more fun because they were controlling the shots and making it easy on me."

Dustin Byfuglien and Blake Wheeler did the goal scoring for the Jets.

Nikolaj Ehlers extended his point streak to five games as he drew an assist on Byfuglien's first period goal.

It was Winnipeg's first game without forward Patrick Laine.The NHL's rookie scoring leader was diagnosed with a concussion after taking an open ice hit from Buffalo Sabres defenseman Jake McCabe this past Saturday.

The Jets (20-20-3) host the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday and then play road games against the Arizona Coyotes on Friday; the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday and the San Jose Sharks on Monday.

 

photos courtesy Ray Peters

 

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SCOREBOARD

Wednesday, March 22nd

Carillon Senior Hockey League
Red River at Ste. Anne, 8 p.m.
(best of 7 final tied 1-1)

HTJHL
Springfield vs Red River
@ Oakbank, 8 p.m.
(Xtreme lead best of 7 final 2-1)

NHL
Toronto 5 Columbus 2
N.Y. Islanders at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m.
Edmonton at Anaheim, 9 p.m.

NBA
Charlotte 109 Orlando 102
Indiana at Boston, 6:30 p.m.
Detroit at Chicago, 7 p.m.
Atlanta at Washington, 7 p.m.
Philadelphia at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m.
Cleveland at Denver, 8 p.m.
New York at Utah, 9:30 p.m.
Milwaukee at Sacramento, 9:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 23rd

Carillon Senior Hockey League
Red River vs Ste. Anne
@ St. Jean, 8 p.m.
(Aces lead best of 7 final 2-1)

Keystone Junior Hockey League
St. Malo at Peguis, 8 p.m.
(Juniors lead best of 7 semifinal 3-2)

AHL
Manitoba vs Milwaukee 
@ MTS Centre, 7 p.m.

NHL
Columbus at Washington, 6 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Boston, 6 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Ottawa, 6:30 p.m.
Arizona at Florida, 6:30 p.m.
Carolina at Montreal, 6:30 p.m.
New Jersey at Toronto, 6:30 p.m.
Philadelphia at Minnesota, 7 p.m.
Calgary at Nashville, 7 p.m.
Vancouver at St. Louis, 7 p.m.
Dallas at Chicago, 7:30 p.m.
Edmonton at Colorado, 8 p.m.
Winnipeg at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m.

NBA
Phoenix at Brooklyn, 6:30 p.m.
Toronto at Miami, 6:30 p.m.
Memphis at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m.
L.A. Clippers at Dallas, 7:30 p.m.
New York at Portland, 9 p.m.

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