Hellebuyck scores 2nd season shutout when Jets cruise over Red Wings

Connor Hellebuyck saved 33 shots for his second shutout this season, while Andrew Copp scored twice in Winnipeg Jets’ 3-0 win over the Detroit Red Wings.

Kyle Connor scored an empty-net goal in Winnipeg’s first game after a 7-1 loss to Colorado a week earlier. This was Winnipeg’s fourth since Dec. 19. The Jets had seven postponements in that stretch, with six players being dressed on emergency recall.

Detroit’s Alex Nedeljkovic stopped 29 shots. Red Wings were eliminated for the fifth consecutive season.

Copp opened scoring at 5:41 in the first period. Copp made a shot from near the left boards, which was deflected by Nick Leddy, and caromed behind Nedeljkovic. Dylan Samberg, a defenseman making his NHL debut was awarded an assist.

Copp scored his second and 10th goals of the season just after Winnipeg had canceled a penalty. Midway through the second period, he lifted a shot above Nedeljkovic on his right shoulder.

Red Wings held a 5-on-3 lead for 47 seconds in the third period. They then emptied the net to allow for an additional skater. Hellebuyck couldn’t help but to block the puck. Connor scored his 20th goal of this season by firing the puck from his own zone right before the second penalty.

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Copp pots two, Hellebuyck shuts down Red Wings

Andrew Copp narrowly missed a net for the hat tricks, while Connor Hellebuyck managed 33 saves to earn his second shutout. 2:52