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Sports Blake Wheeler sparks offence, Jets hand Red Wings 12th straight loss

07:10  11 december  2019
07:10  11 december  2019 Source:   msn.com

Johnsson leads Maple Leafs to 6-0 win over Red Wings

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Patrik Laine skates through the Red Wings defense and tacks on another goal in the Jets ' 5-1 win. WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Blake Wheeler , Andrew Copp and Patrik Laine scored in a two-minute span in the second period and the Winnipeg Jets dealt the Detroit Red Wings their 12 th straight loss , 5-1

Laine dekes through Red Wings ' defense for goal. Regular Season Series. WPG leads 1-0. Jets . Red Wings . Game 2. Blake Wheeler , Andrew Copp and Patrik Laine scored in a two-minute span in the second period and the Winnipeg Jets dealt the Detroit Red Wings their 12 th straight loss , 5-1 on

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WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Jets scored three goals in a two-minute span during the second period to propel them to a 5-1 victory against Detroit on Tuesday — extending the Red Wings' losing streak to 12 games.

Jets captain Blake Wheeler began the barrage at 16:43 of the middle frame when he beat Red Wings goalie Eric Comrie, who was making his first start since Detroit acquired him in a trade with Arizona Nov. 30.

Andrew Copp and Patrik Laine followed with goals 11 seconds apart to boost the score to 4-1 by the 18:43 mark.

Adam Lowry scored a first-period, short-handed goal and Mark Scheifele notched his team-leading 14th of the season on the power play at 5:04 of the third. Copp and Wheeler also had an assist apiece for the Jets (19-10-2).

Winnipeg stays hot with 5-1 road win over San Jose

  Winnipeg stays hot with 5-1 road win over San Jose SAN JOSE, Calif. — David Gustafsson scored his first NHL goal and Kyle Connor added a goal and assist as the Winnipeg Jets stayed hot with a 5-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday night. The Jets (15-9-1) began their three-game road swing through California in style and improved to 9-2-1 over their past 12 games. The Jets (15-9-1) began their three-game road swing through California in style and improved to 9-2-1 over their past 12 games.

Gustav Nyquist and Darren Helm lifted the Red Wings over the Ducks 3-1 on Tuesday night to extend their franchise-record losing streak to 12 games.

Scheifele scored his 12 th goal of the season with a one-timer that beat Gibson at 9:02 of the first. Jets captain Blake Wheeler called Ehlers a "sick man" for taking on Getzlaf. "What a helluva job by a Winnipeg hosts the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday. Anaheim ends a two-game road trip Tuesday

Christoffer Ehn scored his first goal of the season for the Red Wings (7-22-3), who are 0-10-2 during their losing skid and remain at the bottom of the NHL standings.

Lauren Brossoit made 15 saves for the Jets, who have won four straight at home and are 9-2-1 in their last 12 games.

Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck came into the game for one minute and nine seconds during the second period when Brossoit left the ice to deal with an equipment problem. Hellebuyck faced two shots, one of them Ehn's goal.

Comrie stopped 25 shots in a very familiar arena.

The Edmonton-born netminder was given a video tribute during the first period to recognize his time with the Jets organization. Comrie was drafted by Winnipeg in 2013 and spent parts of six seasons with the franchise, mainly with its American Hockey League affiliate, the Manitoba Moose.

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  Hellebuyck, Jets stay hot with 3-0 win over Ducks Much of the success the Winnipeg Jets have had this month has been the result of a high-powered offence. But when called on, goalie Connor Hellebuyck and a reconfigured defence can deliver.

Get a preview of the Detroit Red Wings vs. Winnipeg Jets hockey game. "The resiliency of our team, that's what we've built on all year," captain Blake Wheeler said. Detroit has lost nine straight games in regulation and gone 11 clashes without a victory, and is on pace for just 45 points.

The Red Wings have been outscored 48-20 during their winless skid. A loss in any fashion would Forward Justin Abdelkader is expected to return for Detroit after missing 15 games with a hand The Jets , eyeing their fifth straight home win, are 8-3-1 in their past 12 games against the Red Wings

Lowry scored at 12:17 of the first after he and Copp went in alone on Comrie while the Jets were killing Kyle Connor's slashing penalty.

After a rebound and scramble in the crease, Comrie had the puck under his arm and Lowry banged at the puck with his stick until it went into the net. Detroit challenged for goaltender interference, but the official announced the puck hadn't been completely frozen, so the goal stood.

Ehn tied it 1-1 at 7:39 of the second, but Winnipeg responded with the onslaught.

Wheeler got his 200th goal with the Jets franchise, Copp deflected in a Josh Morrissey point shot and Laine made it 4-1 after he stick-handled his way through defenders and beat Comrie.

The Jets had outshot the Red Wings 26-12 through two periods.

Scheifele's goal extended his point streak to four games with five goals and one assist during that span.

Detroit had a two-man advantage for just over a minute midway through the third period, but couldn't capitalize.

Both teams had some players back after lengthy injuries.

Detroit forward Justin Abdelkader returned after missing 15 games with a hand injury and defenseman Trevor Daley had sat out 16 games with a lower-body injury.

Winnipeg forward Gabriel Bourque was back after missing 14 games with a lower-body injury.

The Jets and Red Wings play a rematch in Detroit on Thursday.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 10, 2019.

Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Aho, Staal score twice as the Hurricanes double up the Winnipeg Jets 6-3 .
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