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Winnipeg Jets ride an efficient 2nd period (and Connor Hellebuyck) to 3-2 victory over the Sabres

Recap of the game

Jets win their fifth game in their last six as they improve to 9-5-2 on the season as they ride an efficient 2nd period and the stellar play of Connor Hellebuyck to a victory.

For those who would like to take a deeper dive into the advanced stats click here to see the results from the game via Natural Stat Trick.


This game was Neil Pionk’s 300th in a Jets uniform (NHL game 401 overall).

Five straight games for Cole Perfetti with a goal. Impressive. And that one was a rocket as he picks the top corner. His sixth of the year. He’s on pace for 30 this season.

Mason Appleton tied his goals total from last season (5) in game number 16. Last year he has five goals in 51 games. That’s a 25 goal pace. Not too shabby.

Jets were tidy in the middle frame scoring three goals on five shots.

Buffalo was the better team overall but the Jets have Connor Hellebuyck and he is the great equalizer.

Multi Point Game:

Nino Niederreiter 2A
Vlad Namestnikov 2A


Coach post-game media:

Illegal Curve Post-Game Show:

Up next:

The Jets are right back in business tomorrow as they welcome the Arizona Coyotes to town to conclude their five-game homestand. Start your day with the Morning Papers which will go live at 7 am tomorrow on, then join us at 9 AM CST for the Illegal Curve Hockey Show, check back for the pre-game report and then join us after the final buzzer on the Illegal Curve Post-Game Show.