Hellebuyck helps Jets blank Wild; Winnipeg takes commanding 3-1 series lead


Connor Hellebuyck made 30 saves for his first career playoff shutout and Mark Scheifele scored twice as the Winnipeg Jets beat the Minnesota Wild 2-0 on Tuesday night to take a 3-1 series lead in the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Hellebuyck, who was named a Vezina Trophy finalist earlier in the day, bounced back from getting pulled after giving up six goals in the Game 3 loss with a steady performance in net for Winnipeg. Hellebuyck had his 13th career shutout and seventh this season.

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Scheifele scored with 28 seconds left in the first period and added an empty-net goal with 11 seconds left.

Winnipeg Jets celebrate with Mark Scheifele, top left, after he scored on Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk during the first period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Tuesday, April 17, 2018, in St. Paul, Minn.

AP Photo/Jim Mone

Kyle Connor, Josh Morrissey, Andrew Copp and Blake Wheeler had assists as the Jets took command of the series heading back to Winnipeg for Game 5.

Devan Dubnyk made 26 saves for Minnesota.

The Wild held a 30-28 advantage in shots and blocked 24 shots but was 0 for 2 on the power play.





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