Paul Stastny, Andrew Copp and Patrik Laine scored third period goals as the Winnipeg Jets defeated the Minnesota Wild 4-1 Friday at Bell MTS Place and now lead the NHL’s best-of-seven Western Conference quarterfinal two games to none.

Tyler Myers gave the Jets a 1-0 lead as he beat Devan Dubnyk 8:41 into the second period.

Winnipeg outshot Minnesota 44-17.

Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck made 16 saves.

Hellebuyck, who didn’t face a Wild shot from 15:02 of the second period until 15:05 of the final frame, had huge praise for his teammates.

“I thought they were playing great. They were playing great all night. We were putting the pressure on and that’s our game and we stuck to it.”

Zach Parise ended Hellebuyck’s shutout bid as he scored a power play goal with 45 seconds left in the third period.

The series now shifts to St. Paul for game three on Sunday and game four on Tuesday.

photos courtesy Ray Peters

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Saturday, December 15th

Carman 10 Altona 3
Morden 4 Winkler 2

Zone 4 High School Hockey League
Northlands Parkway 7 Pembina 6 (SO)

Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League
Pembina Valley 5 Central Plains 3
Eastman 6 Brandon 2
Southwest 3 Wpg Thrashers 2
Wpg Wild 4 Parkland 0
Yellowhead 4 Wpg Bruins 3 (OT)
Kenora 5 Norman 3

Manitoba AAA Bantam Hockey League
Pembina Valley 4 Yellowhead 2

Portage 4 Wpg Blues 3
OCN 3 Waywayseecappo 1
Selkirk 3 Neepawa 0
Swan Valley 3 Steinbach 0

Brandon 6 Saskatoon 5 (OT)

Toronto 5 Manitoba 1

Calgary 2 Minnesota 1
Washington 4 Buffalo 3 (SO)
Montreal 5 Ottawa 2 
Anaheim 2 Columbus 1 (OT)
Pittsburgh 4 Los Angeles 3 (OT) 
N.Y. Islanders 4 Detroit 3 (SO) 
Florida 4 Toronto 3 (OT)
Nashville 2 New Jersey 1 (SO)
Colorado 6 Dallas 4
Vancouver 5 Philadelphia 1

Houston 29 N.Y. Jets 22
Cleveland 17 Denver 16

Orlando 96 Utah 89
L.A. Lakers 128 Charlotte 100
Detroit 113 Boston 104
Houston 105 Memphis 97
Chicago 98 San Antonio 93
Phoenix 107 Minnesota 99
Oklahoma City 110 L.A. Clippers 104

Sunday, December 16th

Warren at Portage, 3 p.m.

Zone 4 High School Hockey League
Prairie Mountain vs Morden
@ Notre Dame, 7:30 p.m.

Portage at Winkler, 7:30 p.m.
Steinbach at Swan Valley, 4 p.m.
Waywayseecappo at OCN, 6 p.m.

Pembina Valley vs Westman
@ Hartney, 2 p.m.

Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League
Central Plains vs Interlake
@ Portage, 1:15 p.m.
Eastman vs Southwest
@ Beausejour, 2 p.m.
Norman at Wpg Thrashers, 1 p.m.
Parkland at Wpg Bruins, 12:45 p.m.
Yellowhead at Wpg Wild, 1:15 p.m.

Vegas at N.Y. Rangers, 11:30 a.m.
Arizona at Carolina, 12 p.m.
Calgary at St. Louis, 2 p.m.
Buffalo at Boston, 4 p.m.
San Jose at Chicago, 6 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Winnipeg, 6 p.m.
Edmonton at Vancouver, 9 p.m.

Arizona at Atlanta, 12 p.m.
Oakland at Cincinnati, 12 p.m.
Miami at Minnesota, 12 p.m.
Dallas at Indianapolis, 12 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Baltimore, 12 p.m.
Detroit at Buffalo, 12 p.m.
Green Bay at Chicago, 12 p.m.
Washington at Jacksonville, 12 p.m.
Tennessee at N.Y. Giants, 12 p.m.
Seattle at San Francisco, 3:05 p.m.
New England at Pittsburgh, 3:25 p.m.
Philadelphia at L.A. Rams, 7:20 p.m.

Atlanta at Brooklyn, 2 p.m.
Philadelphia at Cleveland, 2:30 p.m.
New York at Indiana, 4 p.m.
L.A. Lakers at Washington, 5 p.m.
Miami at New Orleans, 6 p.m.
Sacramento at Dallas, 6 p.m.
Toronto at Denver, 7 p.m.

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