Jets use early momentum and a barrage shots to overtake lowly Coyotes

Connor Hellebuyck stopped 26 shots to win the Winnipeg Jets’ third straight victory, beating the Arizona Coyotes by 3-1 in Glendale, Ariz.

Evgeny Skechnikov and Pierre Luc-Dubois scored for the Jets. Ehlers scored into an empty goal with 45 seconds remaining.

Shayne Gostisbehere took the puck from the blue line, scoring unassisted to put Arizona on the board at 6 minutes 41 of the third. This was Gostisbehere’s sixth goal of this season. Karel Vejmelka saved 46 shots.

The Coyotes are now 2-11-1 away this season. Arizona is at 6-22-3 in NHL record.

Arizona was able to play for the first time since Dec. 28, despite the league’s holiday pause. The Jets had just won a 5-4 overtime win in Las Vegas on Sunday.

Svechnikov scored the third goal of the season with a one timer on a cross-ice pass by Josh Morrissey at 17.34 in the first half.

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Jets win with Dubois’ second effort over Coyotes

Pierre-Luc Dubois made a good move on Karel Veljmelka, and stayed with his puck to push it over the line in Winnipeg’s 3-1 win over Arizona. 0:54

Dubois scored in the second period at 14:40, just as the Jets were ending their power play. Vejmelka was not present, so the puck slipped past her. Ilya Lyubushkin was in the box.

Andre Tourigny, Arizona coach, started Vejmelka as a goalie in an attempt to build momentum. He stopped 46 shots to record his first NHL shutout in Winnipeg on Nov. 29, in an 1-0 win.