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Boston Bruins right wing David Pastrnak skates near hats on the ice after his goal against the Winnipeg Jets in the third period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, in Boston. It was his third goal of the night. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Pastrnak hat trick helps Bruins hold off Jets 5-4

Jan. 9, 2020 11:03 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Bruins used a barrage of different scorers to snap a three-game losing streak at Nashville earlier this week. Goals from two of their youngest stars were sufficient to help them get past the Jets. David Pastrnak had a hat trick to extend his point streak to 12 games and Jake DeBrusk added...

Minnesota Wild center Eric Staal (12) celebrates his goal on Winnipeg Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck (31) while Winnipeg Jets defenseman Anthony Bittetto (2) and Winnipeg Jets center Adam Lowry (17) look on with Minnesota Wild defenseman Brad Hunt (77) and Minnesota Wild defenseman Zach Parise in on the play in overtime of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, in St. Paul, Minn. The Wild defeated the Jets 3-2. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)

Staal scores in overtime to give Wild 3-2 win over Jets

Jan. 4, 2020 5:41 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Eric Staal didn’t need to be reminded he hadn’t scored in overtime in eight years. The Minnesota Wild’s veteran center was well aware. Staal ended his drought in overtime, Minnesota finally cashed in on the power-play and the Wild earned an important win after...

Colorado Avalanche defenseman Nikita Zadorov, front, knocks down Winnipeg Jets center Adam Lowry as he tries to control the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Kyle Connor's hat trick lifts Jets over Avs 7-4

Jan. 1, 2020 12:06 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Kyle Connor put his team in a tough spot with an unfortunate penalty. The young forward redeemed himself soon after to lift the struggling Winnipeg Jets. Connor had three goals for his second career hat trick and first in the regular season, and the Jets beat the Colorado Avalanche 7-4 on...

St. Louis Blues' David Perron (57) scores the winning goal in overtime against Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck (37) in NH hockey game action in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Friday, Dec. 27, 2019. (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP)

Perron scores in OT; Blues win 7th straight, 5-4 over Jets

Dec. 28, 2019 12:34 AM EST

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Tyler Bozak believes adding an overtime victory into a seven-game win streak injects some more confidence into the St. Louis Blues. David Perron scored 3:14 into overtime and the Blues beat the Winnipeg Jets 5-4 on Friday night. “We have to get better, but it does give us...

Silfverberg lifts Ducks past Islanders 6-5 in shootout

Dec. 21, 2019 11:52 PM EST

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Jakob Silfverberg scored in regulation and added the shootout winner in the Anaheim Ducks’ 6-5 win against the New York Islanders. Adam Henrique had a goal and an assist, John Gibson made 28 saves as the Ducks snapped a two-game skid. Max Comtois, Sam Carrick and Cam Fowler...

Winnipeg Jets right wing Blake Wheeler celebrates after scoring a goal on the Minnesota Wild in the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)

Wheeler becomes franchise scoring leader, Jets beat Wild 6-0

Dec. 21, 2019 6:05 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Blake Wheeler admits that returning home to play in Minnesota still feels special after a 12-year NHL career spent playing elsewhere, including the past nine seasons for the Wild’s rival Winnipeg Jets. With his mom and dad in attendance on Saturday afternoon, it was fitting...

Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck (37) makes a glove-save on a shot as Philadelphia Flyers' David Kase (72) looks for the rebound during first-period NHL hockey game action in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. (Fred Greenslade/The Canadian Press via AP)

Wheeler, Scheifele help Jets beat Flyers 7-3

Dec. 15, 2019 9:06 PM EST

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Blake Wheeler and Mark Scheifele each had a power-play goal and added two assists in the Winnipeg Jets' 7-3 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday, Nikolaj Ehlers, Luca Sbisa, Logan Shaw, Patrik Laine and Kyle Connor also scored and Connor Hellebuyck made 29 saves to help...

Jarry’s shutout streak ends as Montreal beats Penguins 4-1

Dec. 11, 2019 10:44 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Tomas Tatar's 10th goal of the season ended Tristan Jarry's franchise-record shutout streak and sparked the Montreal Canadiens to a 4-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night. Jarry's shutout run ended at 177:15 on Tatar's power-play goal 12:24 into the second period that...

Winnipeg Jets' Blake Wheeler (26) fights for possession of the puck against Detroit Red Wings' Justin Abdelkader (8), Christoffer Ehn (70) and Mike Green (25) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (Fred Greenslade/The Canadian Press via AP)

Jets net 3 goals in 2-minute span, deal Detroit 12th loss

Dec. 11, 2019 12:17 AM EST

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Laurent Brossoit was glad the Winnipeg Jets didn't ease up against the reeling Detroit Red Wings. Blake Wheeler, Andrew Copp and Patrik Laine scored in a two-minute span in the second period and the Jets dealt the Red Wings their 12th straight loss, 5-1 on Tuesday night....

Winnipeg Jets' Mark Scheifele (55) celebrates his game-winning goal against the Anaheim Ducks with Kyle Connor (81) and Blake Wheeler (26) during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (Fred Greenslade/The Canadian Press via AP)

Mark Scheifele scores twice, Jets beat Ducks 3-2

Dec. 8, 2019 7:58 PM EST

WINNIPEG (AP) — Nikolaj Ehlers took on Anaheim captain Ryan Getzlaf in Winnipeg’s victory over the Ducks. The 6-foot, 172-pound Ehlers, known for his quick feet, clashed with Getzlaf, who is 6x-foot-3 and 225 pounds. Both threw a couple punches in the brief, second-period bout. "Out of character?...