2. Hellebuyck Puts in Another Good Performance
After coming off his first loss in three starts on Friday night against the Calgary Flames, Connor Hellebuyck returned as the Jets’ starting goaltender and was deservedly named the second star of the game versus Anaheim.
Winnipeg’s netminder stopped 29 of the 31 Ducks’ shots he faced including stopping all five while on the penalty kill.
The two goals that the Ducks scored were no fault of Hellebuyck. The first goal Anaheim scored was with a delayed penalty against the Jets.
With the extra man on the ice, Troy Terry had the puck at the top of the Jets’ defensive zone and he released a shot through a sea of bodies that found the back of the net. After watching this goal, Hellebuyck had three players in his sightline, with one of the Ducks players just above the crease.
Trevor Zegras scored the Ducks’ second goal on a great short-side shot to beat the sliding Hellebuyck.
Besides these two goals against, Hellebuyck was strong when the Jets needed to rely on their star goaltender. He showed again why he is ranked second in the NHL in goals against average (2.07) and save percentage (.935) and he ranks tied third with eight wins.