Hellebuyck records 2nd shutout of season as Jets cruise to win over Red Wings

Connor Hellebuyck made 33 saves for his second shutout of the season and Andrew Copp scored twice in the Winnipeg Jets’ 3-0 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night.

Kyle Connor added an empty-net goal in Winnipeg’s first game since a 7-1 loss in Colorado a week ago and just its fourth since Dec. 19. The Jets, who dressed six players on emergency recall, had seven postponements during that stretch.

Alex Nedeljkovic stopped 29 shots for Detroit. The Red Wings were shut out for the fifth time this season.

Copp opened the scoring at 5:41 of the first period. He flicked a shot near the left boards that deflected off defenceman Nick Leddy and caromed behind Nedeljkovic. Defenseman Dylan Samberg, making his NHL debut, was credited with an assist.

Copp’s second goal and 10th of the season came just after Winnipeg killed off a penalty. He lifted a shot over Nedeljkovic’s right shoulder midway through the second period.

The Red Wings had a 5-on-3 advantage for 47 seconds late in the third period and emptied the net for an extra skater. They still couldn’t get the puck past Hellebuyck. Connor fired the puck from his own zone just before the second penalty for his 20th goal of the season.

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Copp pots a pair, Hellebuyck shuts out Red Wings

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Andrew Copp narrowly missed an empty net for the hat trick while Connor Hellebuyck made 33 saves for his second shutout of the season. 2:52

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