Roslovic gets 1st hat trick, Jets rout Ducks 9-3
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Jack Roslovic is glad he's a quick healer.
Roslovic had his first career hat trick as the Winnipeg Jets scored a franchise-record six goals in the first period on their way to a 9-3 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday night.
Roslovic had left the morning skate because of cramps and was a game-time decision. But the third-year forward rebounded to score three power-play goals and add an assist.
Little scores in OT, Jets hand Ducks 11th straight loss
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Amaheim general manager Bob Murray was quick to say he isn't considering firing coach Randy Carlyle after the Ducks' franchise-record 11th straight loss.
"While it's not my preference to make comments on this topic during the season, our recent play has led to many questions. Our fans are frustrated, rightfully so, and deserve a response from me," Murray said Sunday night after the Ducks' 4-3 overtime loss to the Winnipeg Jets.
Connor has 3 points as Jets beat Red Wings 4-2
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — After reaching a major milestone, Bryan Little was having a hard time wrapping his head around it.
Little scored the game-winning goal for his 500th career point and the Winnipeg Jets defeated the Detroit Red Wings 4-2 on Friday night.
The 31-year-old Little began his NHL career in 2007-08 with the Atlanta Thrashers, who relocated to Winnipeg in 2011.
Wheeler, Scheifele help Jets beat Avalanche 7-4
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — All that Winnipeg firepower was on full display Tuesday night.
Blake Wheeler had a goal and three assists as the Jets scored on 33 percent of their shots in a 7-4 victory over the Colorado Avalanche.
Mathieu Perreault, Kyle Connor, Bryan Little, Andrew Copp, Mark Scheifele and Jacob Trouba also scored for Winnipeg, which converted three of four power-play opportunities. Trouba, Scheifele and Tyler Myers each had two assists.
Kyle Connor ends drought, Jets beat Stars 5-1
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Kyle Connor ended a 10-game pointless streak with a goal to help the Winnipeg Jets beat the Dallas Stars 5-1 on Sunday.
Adam Lowry, Tyler Myers, Bryan Little and Josh Morrissey, with an empty-net goal, also scored. Morrissey added an assist, Jacob Trouba had two, and Connor Hellebuyck made 26 saves.
"Nothing's really changed too much from my game," Connor said. "I thought I was a little quicker tonight, played with lots of speed."
Jets get 3 on power play, rout Flyers 7-1
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Josh Morrissey scored one of Winnipeg's three power-play goals and the Jets got goals from seven players while routing the Philadelphia Flyers 7-1 on Sunday.
Kyle Connor, Brandon Tanev, Dustin Byfuglien, Blake Wheeler, Bryan Little and Tyler Myers also scored for Winnipeg (18-9-2).
Mark Scheifele assisted on all three of Winnipeg's second-period goals, and Nikolaj Ehlers and Patrik Laine each had two assists.
Jakub Voracek scored his eighth goal for the Flyers (12-13-3).
Jets get 3 on power play, rout Flyers 7-1
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Josh Morrissey didn't let a two-game absence affect his play. Not that much of anything was going to slow the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday.
Morrissey returned from a lower-body injury and scored one of Winnipeg's three power-play goals, and the Jets got goals from seven players while routing the Philadelphia Flyers 7-1.
Scheifele’s SO goal caps Jets’ rally past Rangers
NEW YORK (AP) — The Winnipeg Jets knew it was only a matter of time until their relentless offensive would eventually break through and overcome a three-goal deficit.
Mark Scheifele scored to start Winnipeg's third-period comeback and then got the deciding goal in the shootout as the Jets rallied to beat the New York Rangers 4-3 Sunday night.
"We know we got a lot of skill," Scheifele said. "We know we can put three goals in a period."
Laine’s sixth hat trick lifts Jets past Canucks 6-3
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — It took 18 games for Winnipeg's Patrik Laine to finally break loose.
After having scored just one even-strength goal heading into Monday's game, Laine recorded a hat trick and led Winnipeg to a 6-3 win over the Vancouver Canucks.
Laine put the puck into an empty net with less than two minutes to go seal the victory.
"I'm not going to say it out loud but obviously it's bothering because you're not producing five-on-five," the 20-year-old Laine said.
Trouba scores in OT to lift Jets over Blues 5-4
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — The Winnipeg Jets didn't get down about a two-goal deficit Monday night.
Bryan Little tied it late in the third period and Jacob Trouba scored in overtime to help the Jets beat the St. Louis Blues 5-4.
Trouba took a pass from Kyle Connor and shot into an open side of the net behind goalie Jake Allen. It was Trouba's first goal of the season.
St. Louis led 3-1 heading into the third before Ben Chiarot and Mark Scheifele got consecutive goals to tie it.
Laine, Little score power-play goals, Jets top Canucks 4-1
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Dustin Byfuglien returned to the Winnipeg lineup and helped carry the Jets to a victory.
The defenseman had a goal and two assists in a 4-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night after missing the previous two games with an upper-body injury.
"I thought we put together a decent game," said Byfuglien, who had his first goal of the season. "It's nice to be back and we got our two points."
Bryan Little lifts Jets past Hurricanes, 3-1
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Blake Wheeler was honest after the Winnipeg Jets' victory over Carolina.
"I'm not going to pretend we're firing on all cylinders right now, but we're grinding," Wheeler said.
Bryan Little broke a tie with 2:09 left in the Jets' 3-1 on Sunday night in the opener of a six-game homestand.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Dustin Byfuglien busted out his dance moves for a little celebration of his latest big goal, which may have caught many people by surprise.
Not his teammates.
"He's so loose before games," Winnipeg center Bryan Little said. "He's a joker, definitely the prankster on the team. It's strange for me to see him talking to you guys in front of the camera. It's like, 'That's not who I know.'"
Jets beat Wild 5-0 in Game 5 to advance to second round
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Minnesota Wild forward Eric Staal got right to the point.
"It couldn't have gone any worse at the start for us, and it couldn't have gone any better for them," Staal said. "They got the momentum and ran with it, especially early."
Jacob Trouba, Bryan Little, Brandon Tanev and Joel Armia scored in the first 11:59 to chase Minnesota goalie Devan Dubynk and the Winnipeg Jets beat the Wild 5-0 on Friday night to win a playoff series for the first time in franchise history.
Joe Morrow breaks tie, Jets beat Wild 3-2 in Game 1
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — The Minnesota Wild lost the puck and the lead — and eventually Game 1.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Mark Scheifele scored the only goal in a shootout and the Winnipeg Jets clinched a playoff spot with a 5-4 win over the Nashville Predators on Sunday night.
The Jets are in the postseason for the first time since 2014-15 and just the second time since their relocation from Atlanta before the 2011-12 season. The franchise hasn't won a playoff series since 2007.
Connor scores twice, Jets beat Blackhawks 6-2
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Kyle Connor hasn't looked ahead all season and he's not about to start doing it now.
The 21-year-old rookie scored twice Thursday night to reach 25 goals, and the Winnipeg Jets rebounded from a quick deficit for a 6-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks.
"Going into the season I didn't really set any expectations numbers-wise," said Connor, who has 44 points in 65 games. "I just went into it with an open mind and try to work hard and improve every game.
Myers’ OT goal lifts Jets to 4-3 win over Capitals
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Tyler Myers could sense his Winnipeg Jets teammates struggling to fight after getting down by two goals to the Washington Capitals.
Then came the pushback: Bryan Little scored to make it a one-goal game midway through the third period and Mark Scheifele supplied his second of the night with 15 seconds left to send it into overtime.
Little scores 2nd goal in OT, Jets beat Sharks 5-4
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Bryan Little made sure Winnipeg went into the All-Star break with at least one overtime victory. In a season filled with success, the Jets finally got two points in their eighth overtime contest.
Little scored his second goal of the game 18 seconds into the extra period, lifting the Jets to a 5-4 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday night.
Jets get point in 5th straight game with 4-3 win over Sabres
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Bryan Little is pretty impressed by what Blake Wheeler is doing these days for the Winnipeg Jets.
Wheeler moved to center from right wing Dec. 27 when Mark Scheifele was injured. In four full games since then, the Winnipeg captain has five goals.
"It's not easy to make that transition," said Little, who centers the team's second line. "Not many people can do it and he makes it look really easy.
Armia nets 2, Jets top Oilers 4-3 despite Scheifele’s injury
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Concern and uncertainty clouded the Winnipeg Jets' celebration after a tough 4-3 victory over the surging Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday night.
Mark Scheifele, Winnipeg's top center and second-leading scorer behind linemate Blake Wheeler, left the game 7:37 into the second period after a hit by Oilers defenseman Brandon Davidson sent him sliding hard into the boards.
Jets score 7 straight in 7-2 win over Wild
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — The Winnipeg Jets are off to their best start ever thanks to a wild finish Monday night.
Linemates Blake Wheeler, Mark Scheifele and Kyle Connor each had a goal and two assists, and the Jets scored seven straight goals to beat the Minnesota Wild 7-2.
Joel Armia, Jacob Trouba, Mathieu Perreault and Bryan Little also scored for the Jets. Armia added an assist.
Connor Hellebuyck made 17 saves for the Winnipeg, which has won four straight and seven of eight at home.
Streaking Jets roll past Ducks 4-1 on Ehlers’ 2 goals
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The season didn't offer the most promising of starts after the Winnipeg Jets opened with consecutive losses.
But things clicked in their next game, and the Jets haven't slowed since.
Winnipeg was at it again Friday, jumping out to a 2-0 lead just 5 minutes into the game on goals by Nikolaj Ehlers and skating to a 4-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks.
"We played the way we wanted to and succeeded," Ehlers said.
The Jets have won six of their last seven and 10 of 13.
Little scores winner in shootout, Jets rally past Flyers 3-2
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Connor Hellebuyck wasn't about to let an early two-goal deficit rattle him.
The Winnipeg Jets' goalie buckled down until his teammates fought back, and Bryan Little scored the deciding goal in a 3-2 shootout victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night.
Hellebuyck’s 32 saves lead Jets over Coyotes 4-1
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Connor Hellebuyck bounced back in a big way.
Pulled in a loss to Vegas last week, Hellebuyck made 32 saves and the Winnipeg Jets defeated Arizona 4-1 on Tuesday night for their second victory over the struggling Coyotes in four days.
Hellebuyck, who began the season as the Jets' No. 2 goalie, improved to 9-1-2. His stellar play has turned him into the starter.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Momentum is critical heading into the Stanley Cup playoffs, and the Columbus Blue Jackets are struggling to find some as the regular season winds down.
The Blue Jackets, who will face Pittsburgh in the opening round of the postseason next week, dropped their fifth straight game and gave away home-ice advantage in the first-round series with a 5-4 loss to the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday night.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Patrik Laine has felt good about his game of late, even though he hasn't been getting a lot of goals. His reward finally came on Tuesday night.
The 18-year-old rookie scored twice and Mark Scheifele had a goal and an assist as the Winnipeg Jets beat the St. Louis Blues 5-2 for their season-high fifth straight victory.
Laine hadn't scored since missing a game on March 26 with the flu. He finally feels all the way back.
NEW YORK (AP) — The well-rested and high-scoring Winnipeg Jets took advantage of a New York Islanders team that looked tired Thursday night.
Bryan Little scored twice, Connor Hellebuyck made 27 saves and the Jets beat the Islanders 4-2 to snap a four-game skid.
Mathieu Perreault and Adam Lowry also scored for the Jets, who had their game Tuesday in Newark, New Jersey, against the Devils postponed because of a snowstorm.
Hellebuyck stops 29 shots, Jets beat Blues 3-0
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Connor Hellebuyck knows his Winnipeg Jets don't have much room for error. So he made no mistakes on Friday night.
Hellebuyck stopped 29 shots for his fourth shutout of the season and Winnipeg beat the St. Louis Blues 3-0.
The Jets' victory moves them within three points of the Blues and four points of Los Angeles for the final wild-card spot in the Western Conference.
Little, Jets beat Blackhawks 5-3
CHICAGO (AP) — The Winnipeg Jets were just OK for most of the first part of the season. Except for their games against the Chicago Blackhawks.
Against the Blackhawks, they were perfect.
Andrew Copp and Bryan Little scored in a 32-second span in the third period, and Winnipeg continued its dominance against Chicago with a 5-3 victory on Thursday on the final night before the NHL All-Star break.
Marleau scores late, Sharks beat Jets to win 6th straight
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Patrick Marleau scored the tiebreaking goal with 4:33 left in the third period to lift the San Jose Sharks to a 4-3 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night for their sixth straight win.
Brent Burns, Logan Couture and Melker Karlsson also scored for the Sharks, and Aaron Dell stopped 31 shots in his ninth appearance of the season.
Bryan Little scored twice and Andrew Copp also scored for the Jets. Ondrej Pavelec had 22 saves.
Laine has goal and assist as Jets beat Panthers 4-1
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Connor Hellebuyck is enjoying the Winnipeg Jets' trip to Florida.
Hellebuyck has recorded back-to-back wins against Tampa Bay and the Florida Panthers after being pulled in a loss to the New York Islanders at home on New Year's Eve.
Hellebuyck had 31 saves and Patrik Laine had a goal and an assist to lead the Jets to a 4-1 victory over the Panthers on Wednesday night.
Perreault scores shootout winner, Jets beat Panthers 4-3
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Mathieu Perreault thought he would try to take advantage of being left-handed — and it worked.
After some of his Winnipeg teammates couldn't beat Roberto Luongo on his glove side, the forward flipped in a forehand shot in the sixth round of the shootout to give the Jets a 4-3 victory over the Florida Panthers on Thursday night. The Jets ended a four-game losing streak.
Copp scores winner with 4:45 left, Jets top Blackhawks 2-1
CHICAGO (AP) — Barely 2 minutes after narrowly missing a goal that could have put the game away, Andrew Copp came right back and scored an even bigger one.
Copp got the tiebreaking goal with 4:45 left, Bryan Little scored his third in three games and the Winnipeg Jets edged the Chicago Blackhawks 2-1 on Sunday night.
Copp beat Scott Darling stick side with a shot from the right circle that slipped just inside the left post and gave Winnipeg its second consecutive victory and fourth in five games.
Laine sets up Little in OT, Jets beat Blues 3-2
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Patrik Laine has been a one-man show for the Winnipeg Jets of late, and he capped his performance Saturday night with fitting flash.
Laine set up Bryan Little for an overtime goal and also got his 16th score of the season, helping the Jets beat the St. Louis Blues 3-2.
"It feels good," said Laine, who has four goals and an assist over the last three games. "And now we finally get the win as a team, so I'm really happy."