The Winnipeg Jets first game back from the Christmas break was a loss.

Johnny Gaudreau scored three times as the Calgary Flames defeated Winnipeg 4-1 Thursday night at Bell MTS Place.

Adam Lowry had the goal for the Jets who had a great chance to pot the equalizer but gave up a shorthanded goal to Mark Jankowski with 4:21 remaining in the third period.

Gaudreau completed his hat-trick scoring into an empty net at 17:54 of the final frame.

Winnipeg has scored one goal in three of their last four games.

Flames netminder David Rittich made 35 saves as Calgary snapped a three-game losing skid.

Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck faced 28 shots.

Paul Maurice coached his 400th game for Winnipeg Thursday night.

The Jets (24-11-2) host the Minnesota Wild Saturday (3 p.m.) and then play a New Years Eve game against the Oilers in Edmonton on Monday night.

 

photos courtesy Ray Peters


 

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Tuesday, January 22nd

MJHL
Neepawa at Selkirk, 7:30 p.m.
Winkler at Wpg Blues, 7 p.m.
Swan Valley at OCN, 7 p.m.

Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League
Parkland vs Yellowhead
@ Shoal Lake, 7:30 p.m.

NHL
San Jose at Washington, 6 p.m.
Arizona at Ottawa, 6:30 p.m.
N.Y. Islanders at Chicago, 7:30 p.m.
Carolina at Calgary, 8 p.m.
Detroit at Edmonton, 8 p.m.

NBA
Sacramento at Toronto, 6 p.m.
Portland at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m.
L.A. Clippers at Dallas, 7:30 p.m.
Minnesota at Phoenix, 8 p.m.

Monday, January 21st

NHL
Nashville 4 Colorado 1
Los Angeles 4 St. Louis 3
Minnesota 4 Vegas 2
Florida 6 San Jose 2

NBA
Oklahoma City 127 New York 109
Chicago 104 Cleveland 88
Milwaukee 116 Dallas 106 
Washington 101 Detroit 87 
Orlando 122 Atlanta 103
Brooklyn 123 Sacramento 94 
New Orleans 105 Memphis 85
Boston 107 Miami 99 
Philadelphia 121 Houston 93 
Portland 109 Utah 104
Golden State 130 L.A. Lakers 111

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