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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Monday, March 25th

HTJHL
Red River vs Springfield
@ St. Jean, 8 p.m.
(Mudbugs lead best of 7 final 3-1)

Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League
Brandon at Wpg Wild, 7 p.m.
(best of 5 final tied 1-1)

NHL
Florida at Toronto, 6 p.m.
Buffalo at New Jersey, 6 p.m.
Pittsburgh at N.Y. Rangers, 6 p.m.
Boston at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m.
Dallas at Winnipeg, 7 p.m.
Nashville at Minnesota, 7 p.m.
Vegas at St. Louis, 7 p.m.
Los Angeles at Calgary, 8 p.m.
Detroit at San Jose, 9:30 p.m.

NBA
Philadelphia at Orlando, 6 p.m.
Oklahoma City at Memphis, 7 p.m.
Phoenix at Utah, 8 p.m.
Brooklyn at Portland, 9 p.m.

Sunday, March 24th

CSHL
Ste. Anne 6 Grunthal 5 (OT)
(Aces win best of 7 final 4-2)

MJHL
Portage 5 Virden 2
(Terriers lead best of 7 semifinal 2-0)

NHL
Washington 3 Philadelphia 1
N.Y. Islanders 2 Arizona 0
Carolina 2 Montreal 1 (OT)
Chicago 2 Colorado 1 (OT)
Columbus 5 Vancouver 0

NBA
Charlotte 115 Toronto 114
L.A. Clippers 124 New York 113
Milwaukee 127 Cleveland 105
Indiana 124 Denver 88
Houston 113 New Orleans 90
San Antonio 115 Boston 96
Golden State 121 Detroit 114
L.A. Lakers 111 Sacramento 106

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