Blake Wheeler experienced the 1st four-intention sport of his NHL vocation to reach 80 factors (17 goals, 63 helps) and help the Winnipeg Jets defeat the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-2 at Nationwide Arena on Sunday.
The victory retained the Jets (39-22-4) 1 issue ahead of the Nashville Predators (38-25-5), who won 3-2 in a shootout at the Minnesota Wild, for 1st put in the Central Division.
Wheeler gave the Jets an NHL high 7 hat methods this year (Patrik Laine, three Nikolaj Ehlers, two Jack Roslovic, 1). He’s the third player in the League to score four goals in 1 sport (Laine, Brad Richardson) this year and fifth in Jets/Atlanta Thrashers heritage (Laine, Mathieu Perreault, Ilya Kovalchuk, Pascal Rheaume). The Jets captain’s hat trick was the 76th in the NHL since opening evening, 5 guiding the overall of past year.
Fleury earns next straight shutout for Golden Knights
Marc-Andre Fleury manufactured 19 saves for his next consecutive shutout that aided the Vegas Golden Knights to their fourth straight get, 3- towards the Vancouver Canucks at T-Cellular Arena. The Golden Knights (36-26-5) are third in the Pacific Division and have ranked among the top three in their division for additional than three-quarters of their time in the NHL. 5 groups have put in additional time in the top three of its division since the get started of past year (Toronto Maple Leafs, Tampa Bay Lightning, Predators, Jets, San Jose Sharks).
Fleury acquired back again-to-back again shutouts for the next time (Nov. 23-24) and has an NHL high 8 this year, two shy of his NHL vocation high established with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2014-15. His 56 shutouts are 1 from the top 20 in NHL heritage and third among active goalies (Roberto Luongo, 77 Henrik Lundqvist, 63).
Capitals climb into 1st, Flyers keep on surge in Metropolitan Division
The Washington Capitals took in excess of 1st put in the Metropolitan Division for the 1st time since Jan. 14 with a 3-2 shootout get towards the New York Rangers at Madison Sq. Backyard. Washington (38-21-7) retains a two-issue lead in excess of the New York Islanders (37-21-7), who dropped 4-1 to the Philadelphia Flyers at Nassau Coliseum.
The Flyers (32-26-8) are 16-3-2 since Jan. 14 and 5 factors guiding the Montreal Canadiens (35-24-7) for the next wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Japanese Conference. Claude Giroux experienced two helps towards the Islanders to reach 70 factors for the sixth time in his NHL vocation. Four gamers in Flyers heritage have additional seasons with at least 70 factors: Bobby Clarke (9), Brian Propp (8), Bill Barber (7) and Eric Lindros (7).
Brian Elliott manufactured 29 saves for Philadelphia, who played without ahead Jakub Voracek (decrease human body) and dropped heart Nolan Patrick to an upper-human body damage 4:01 into the sport.