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National Hockey League
Winnipeg 3, Arizona 1
When: 9:00 PM ET, Tuesday, January 4, 2022
Where: Gila River Arena, Glendale, Arizona
Referees: Trevor Hanson, Brandon Schrader
Linesmen: Matt MacPherson, James Tobias
Attendance: 8173

Pierre-Luc Dubois continued his strong bounce-back season by scoring the deciding goal to lead the visiting Winnipeg Jets to a 3-1 victory over the struggling Arizona Coyotes on Tuesday.

Evgeny Svechnikov and Nikolaj Ehlers also scored goals, while Mark Scheifele netted two assists. Goaltender Connor Hellebuyck made 26 saves for the Jets, who have won three straight games.

Shayne Gostisbehere replied for the Coyotes, who sit last in the NHL and have just one win in their last nine games (1-7-1). Goalie Karel Vejmelka stopped 46 shots to give his squad a chance in what could have been a one-sided loss.

Svechnikov, who returned to the lineup after missing the two previous games due to injury, opened the scoring with 2:26 remaining in the first period. Off the rush, Josh Morrissey fed a cross-ice pass that Svechnikov hammered for a one-timer from the right face-off dot for his third goal of the season.

Dubois doubled the lead when he notched his 15th goal of the season at 14:40 of the second frame.

After taking a pass from Scheifele at the side of the net, Dubois quickly flicked a back-hand shot that Vejmelka could only get a piece of before the puck trickled over the line. Dubois managed only nine goals in 46 games last season, in which he was traded to Winnipeg from the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Gostisbehere gave the Coyotes a much-needed boost by putting them on the board early in the third period. The defenseman intercepted Logan Stanley's ill-timed cross-ice pass, eluded a check and then snapped a short-side shot home at 6:41 to make it a one-goal game.

However, with the hosts pushing feverishly for the equalizer, Ehlers scored an empty-net goal with 44.9 seconds remaining in regulation to ice the game.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
 
Winnipeg   Arizona
Mark Scheifele 2 Points Shayne Gostisbehere 1
Pierre-Luc Dubois 1 Goals Shayne Gostisbehere 1
Mark Scheifele 2 Assists Shayne Gostisbehere 0
Pierre-Luc Dubois 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Connor Hellebuyck .963 Save Percentage Karel Vejmelka .958
Connor Hellebuyck 26 Saves Karel Vejmelka 46
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Winnipeg 49 3 1-4 2-2 6 26
Arizona 27 1 0-2 3-4 10 22
Upcoming Games
  • Arizona will play their next game at home against Chicago. The Coyotes have a W/L % of .143 after a win and .208 after a loss.
  • Winnipeg will play their next game on the road against Colorado. The Jets have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .412 after a loss.