National Hockey League
Winnipeg 4, Boston 3
When: 7:00 PM ET, Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Where: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Referees: Ghislain Hebert, Wes McCauley
Linesmen: Brian Murphy, Jonny Murray
Attendance: 17565

Kyle Connor scored twice and netted the lone shootout tally as the visiting Winnipeg Jets claimed a 4-3 victory over the Boston Bruins on Tuesday night.

Goalie Connor Hellebuyck made 36 saves through regulation and overtime and denied all three Boston shootout attempts as the Central Division-leading Jets snapped a two-game losing skid.

Connor executed a perfect backhand after several fakes on the shootout winner, an appropriate analogy for the back-and-forth affair.

First, Patrice Bergeron put the Bruins on the board at 9:49 of the opening frame. Brad Marchand picked up a loose puck and set up Bergeron at the right faceoff dot for a short-side rocket.

Then Josh Morrissey tied the score with a power-play goal at 13:53, firing a long shot through the screen for his sixth goal of the season.

The Bruins again took the lead when David Pastrnak scored a power-play goal with 87 seconds left in the first period, wiring a one-timer set up by Marchand for his 28th of the year.

However, Connor scored twice 34 seconds apart early in the third period. The first goal came on a breakaway set up by Tyler Myers at 4:27 of the period. Connor then tallied his second -- and 21st of the season -- when he was left alone in the slot and made no mistake after getting the pass from Mark Scheifele.

However, Bergeron evened the count at the 11:39 mark with his 16th of the year, another tally set up by Marchand, who has amassed three goals and nine points in a five-game point streak.

Jaroslav Halak stopped 24 shots for the Bruins, who have just one win in five games (1-2-2).

There was some good news for the Bruins, though. No. 1 goalie Tuukka Rask, out since sustaining a concussion Jan. 19, could be back in action on Thursday against the Philadelphia Flyers. Center Joakim Nordstrom could be back for that game, too, after missing 10 games with a leg injury.

The Jets return home to oppose the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Winnipeg   Boston
Kyle Connor 2 Points David Pastrnak 3
Kyle Connor 2 Goals Patrice Bergeron 2
Mark Scheifele 2 Assists Brad Marchand 3
Josh Morrissey 1 Power Play Goals David Pastrnak 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Connor Hellebuyck .923 Save Percentage Jaroslav Halak .889
Connor Hellebuyck 36 Saves Jaroslav Halak 24
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Winnipeg 27 4 1-2 2-3 16 34
Boston 39 3 1-3 1-2 14 41
Upcoming Games
  • Boston will play their next game at home against Philadelphia. The Bruins have a W/L % of .519 after a win and .565 after a loss.
  • Winnipeg will play their next game at home against Columbus. The Jets have a W/L % of .516 after a win and .842 after a loss.