Hellebuyck shuts door on Canucks:

Connor Hellebuyck makes 41 saves in Winnipeg's 4-0 triumph over Vancouver. 1:16

Kyle Connor scored twice, one into an empty web, to give him a team-leading 24 goals for Winnipeg (25-18-4), which was 0-5-1 during its losing skid at Bell MTS Place.

Jack Roslovic and Blake Wheeler also had an objective each and Patrik Laine got a set of helps for the Jets, who have actually won their previous 10 video games against Vancouver.

Jets coach Paul Maurice was great with Hellebuyck screening his scoring touch.

"After the method that he's played, he needs to have ownership of the method that it ends," Maurice said. "I desire him to take that shot."

Jacob Markstrom stopped 21 of the 24 shots he faced for the Canucks (25-18-4), who have been shut out three times this season.

Unusual start

The Canucks ended a five-game journey going 2-3.

"I thought we played an actually great hockey video game," Vancouver coach Travis Green stated. "One might state it was our best game of the trip, truly.

"But at this time of the year, as we decrease the stretch you're going to have games like this where you play well and you don't win."

Winnipeg led 2-0 after the first period and 3-0 after 2.

The game left to an uncommon start for the Jets, who appeared to score three objectives in the span of 37 seconds but just one counted.

"I mean my heart was racing after that," Hellebuyck said. With his 1 8 th nothing ... Connor Hellebuyck is formally THE FRANCHISE SHUTOUT LEADER! After Horvat struck the crossbar behind Hellebuyck early in the third, the netminder made a number of slick conserves. "He was outstanding from the start," Connor said of Hellebuyck. As for the goalie's scoring effort, he was cheering Hellebuyck on to get an objective like Nashville netminder Pekka Rinne did last week.
Winnipeg's Nikolaj Ehlers and Vancouver's Troy Stecher (51)fall to the ice after a second-period accident. (Fred Greenslade/The Canadian Press)

During a wraparound by Jets centre Mark Scheifele, the puck went off Vancouver forward Brock Boeser and into the net at 1:18. An evaluation revealed the web had actually raised off its mooring and the puck actually moved under the side of it so the objective didn't count.

4 seconds later on, Connor got a cross-ice pass from Sami Niku and sent out a one-timer past Markstrom on the glove side.

Defenceman Anthony Bittetto's point shot went by Markstrom at 1:55, but a Vancouver coach's obstacle for offside achieved success so the goal was no excellent.

"Yeah an unusual start of the video game, however I believed we settled in for sure," Markstrom stated. "You can always say we played good, but we didn't win."

The Canucks had an early power play, however Hellebuyck stopped J.T. Miller's shot.