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Wheeler nets hat trick, Hellebuyck and Jets blank Avs 5-0

Cale Makar
Posted at 10:12 AM, Nov 30, 2022
and last updated 2022-11-30 12:12:24-05

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Blake Wheeler had three goals and an assist, Connor Hellebuyck made 40 saves and the Winnipeg Jets routed the reigning Stanley Cup champion Colorado Avalanche 5-0.

Mark Scheifele added a goal and two assists, and Josh Morrissey had a goal and an assist. Cole Perfetti contributed three assists.

Hellebuyck’s third shutout of the season and 31st of his career began a four-game homestand at Canada Life Centre, where the Jets are 8-2-0.

Alexandar Georgiev stopped 19 shots for Colorado, which opened a four-game trip.

It was the second time this season the Avalanche were shut out.