Winnipeg, MB (SportsNetwork.com) – The Winnipeg Jets’ shutout streak is over,
but their winning streak reached three games.
Andrew Ladd and Mark Scheifele scored power-play goals in the first period as
the Jets beat the Nashville Predators 3-1 on Tuesday night.
Ondrej Pavelec made 23 saves in his 300th career game, and Blake Wheeler added
an empty-net goal for the Jets, who improved to 6-1-1 in their last eight
Nashville rookie forward Filip Forsberg scored at 16:17 of the second period,
snapping Winnipeg’s shutout streak at a franchise-record 164 minutes, 44
seconds. The Jets were coming off consecutive 1-0 victories against the
Rangers and Blackhawks.
Carter Hutton, making only his second start of the season in place of
workhorse Pekka Rinne, stopped 23 shots for Nashville, which fell to 2-2-0 on
its six-game road trip.
The Jets, who were shut out 2-0 by Rinne in their home opener on Oct. 17,
scored two early power-play goals.
Ladd was in front of the crease when he deflected Dustin Byfuglien’s slap shot
from the point behind Hutton 2:53 into the game.
Winnipeg went to back to the man advantage less than a minute later, and
Scheifele beat Hutton on the stick side with a wrist shot from the top of the
left circle at 5:29.
The Predators got on the board when Forsberg fired a wrist shot from the left
circle that trickled through Pavelec and across the goal line.
Wheeler sealed the win with 1:40 to play after Winnipeg killed off a late
The Jets surpassed the previous record of 151 minutes, 55 seconds set over
four games from Dec. 22-28, 2005 when the franchise was known as the Atlanta
Thrashers … The Predators were 0-for-4 on the power play.