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Scheifele, Hellebuyck lead Planes to 4-1 win over Officers

Mark Scheifele scored two times and Connor Hellebuyck made 50 recoveries as the Winnipeg Planes beat the flooding New York Officers 4-1 on Monday night.

Kyle Connor and Pierre-Luc Dubois additionally scored for the Planes, who are 6-3-0 in their beyond nine visits to Madison Square Nursery. Connor, Josh Morrissey and Bricklayer Appleton each had two helps for Winnipeg, which had lost two directly to open a four-game outing.

“We wanted this success this evening,” Dubois said. “Results matter more than anything more.”
Hellebuyck, playing on consecutive evenings after a 4-2 misfortune at New Jersey on Sunday, shut down every one of the 20 shots he looked in the principal period and 30 more the remainder of the method for improving to 26-16-1.

“It was a decent perfect game, a decent group game,” Hellebuyck said. “We’ll take wins a way they come.”

Vincent Trocheck scored for the Officers, who lost in guideline interestingly since Jan. 19 when they fell 4-0 at home to Boston. New York was 8-0-2 in their past 10 games. Igor Shesterkin wrapped up with 17 recoveries.

“Occasionally you run into a goalie that is remaining on his head,” Trocheck said of Hellebuyck’s heavenly exhibition. “You offer your appreciation to him.”

Dubois opened the scoring on the show of dominance at 5:12 of the first, redirecting a shot by Morrissey past Shesterkin for his 24th objective.

Scheifele made it 2-0 with 3:28 left in the initial period, jabbing the puck past Shesterkin.

The Officers outshot the Planes 20-9 in the principal period and got done with a 51-21 edge. Hellebuyck made two stunning saves money on Officers forward Chris Kreider in the third period, including a real glove stop with a little more than eight minutes remaining.

“He was remarkable tonight,″ Planes mentor Rick Bowness said. “We wanted ideal recoveries and we got them.”

In the second, the Officers neglected to change over on two early strategic maneuver chances before the Planes expanded the lead to 3-0 when Connor scored his 26th objective at 6:04.

“They profited by their possibilities and we simply didn’t place our own in,” said Officers commander Jacob Trouba, who played six seasons for Winnipeg before he was exchanged to the Officers June 2019. “It was only one of those games.”

Morrissey, who additionally had a help on Connor’s objective, is second on the Planes with 58 places and third in scoring among NHL defensemen behind San Jose’s Erik Karlsson and Bison’s Rasmus Dahlin.

The 27-year-old Morrissey likewise broke Dustin Byfuglien’s establishment record for focuses in a season (56) by a defenseman with his help on Dubois’ objective. The ongoing Planes establishment history including 11 years as the Atlanta Thrashers before the group migrated to Winnipeg for the 2011-12 mission.

“To do this here at Madison Square Nursery is exceptional,” Morrissey said. “It’s a component of us having an extraordinary group and incredible players here.”
Trocheck finished Hellebuyck’s shutout bid at the 11-minute characteristic of the second with his sixteenth objective. Vladimir Tarasenko had the solitary help.

Scheifele scored his second objective of the game and group driving 34th of the time with a strike with 4:31 left in the third. Scheifele likewise scored two times in the past game between the groups this season, a 4-1 Planes triumph in Winnipeg on Oct. 14.

“We had 50 shots. By and large we played a decent hockey game and didn’t win,” Officers mentor Gerard Heroic said. “Hellebuyck was perfect. You must give the other group credit.”

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Forward Tyler Motte – procured by the Officers from Ottawa on Sunday – played on line with Jake Leschyshyn and Barclay Goodrow in his return.

Regardless of the misfortune, the Officers are as yet 22-5-4 since Dec. 5. … The Officers are 19-6-4 against the West Meeting and 9-4-1 versus Focal Division groups. … The Planes are 11-13-0 against Eastern Meeting adversaries. Winnipeg hasn’t posted a triumphant record against the East starting around 2018-19.

Jets: At the New York Islanders to complete a four-game outing on Wednesday night.

Officers: At Detroit on Thursday night to open a two-game outing.