GLENDALE, Arizona – – The Winnipeg Jets respond to new coach Dave Lowry.
Connor Hellebuyck stopped 26 shots and the Jets won their third game in a row by beating the Arizona Coyotes 3-1 on Tuesday night.
It was the third straight win for the Jets, all under Lowry, who replaced longtime coach Paul Maurice last month. Maurice resigned on December 16.
Winnipeg, with 37 points in fifth place in the Central Division, emerged on Sunday with a 5-4 overtime win over the Golden Knights, who lead the Pacific Division. The Jets didn’t fail against the Coyotes, most recently in the NHL at 6-22-3.
“We understand our opponents and we know what to do to be successful,” said Lowry. âThere is a certain way to win in this league. We have to manage the neutral zone.
“In order to complete a game, one does not deviate from what brought about success.”
Evgeny Svechnikov, Pierre-Luc Dubois and Nikolaj Ehlers scored for the jets. Ehlers hit the empty net 45 seconds before the end of the game.
Svechnikov scored his third goal of the season after 17:34 in the first period after a one-off pass from Josh Morrissey into the ice.
“It was a fight right on the blue line,” Lowry said of the first goal. âWe were able to grab a loose puck. If we have a chance, we want to go into attack mode. “
Dubois scored at 14:40 of the second third in front of the net when the power play of the jets ran out.
“It is not easy to stand in front of the net and be cross-checked but you have to do it,” said Dubois, who scored his 15th goal of the season.
Shayne Gostisbehere stole the puck on the blue line and scored unaided to bring Arizona to the board at 6:41 am in third place. It was Gostisbehere’s sixth goal of the season.
Despite 45 saves from rookie goalkeeper Karel Vejmelka, the Coyotes fell back to 2-11-1 at home this season – one save less than the Jets 1-0 on November 28 in Winnipeg.
With the league sidelined around the holidays, Arizona played at home for the first time since December 28 and for the first time in three weeks.
“It is dangerous to use too much judgment in a game but I think we had great chances to score in the first two periods,” said Coyotes coach Andre Tourigny. “In the third period we were too passive. We waited for the offensive.” by itself.”
Jets: Winnipeg will play eight of its first nine games away from home in January. … The Jets ‘streak of three games in a row ended with at least one power play goal when Dubois’ goal came right when the penalty against Lyubushkin ended.
Winnipeg: On Thursday in Colorado.
Arizona: Home game against Chicago on Thursday.