National Hockey League
Winnipeg 5, Vancouver 1
When: 10:30 PM ET, Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Where: Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia
Referees: Chris Schlenker, Graham Skilliter
Linesmen: Steve Barton, Kiel Murchison
Attendance: N/A

Andrew Copp recorded the first four-goal game of his career and Connor Hellebuyck made 38 saves as the Winnipeg Jets continued their road dominance of the Vancouver Canucks with a 5-1 win on Wednesday night.

It was the first four-goal game of the NHL season. Six players had four-goal games last season, and Mika Zibanejad tallied five in one contest.

After stopping 22 shots in Winnipeg's 4-0 win at Vancouver on Monday night, Hellebuyck was in position to post back-to-back shutouts of the Canucks until Nils Hoglander scored with 1:25 left in the game.

Copp, who entered the game with six goals for the season and had never scored a hat trick, scored twice in the second period and twice more in the third.

The Jets have won eight straight road games over the Canucks and outscored them 15-4 in going 4-0-0 at Vancouver this season.

Mark Scheifele followed Copp's two second-period goals with his 13th of the season later in the frame as Winnipeg won back-to-back games for the first time since March 2 and 4.

Vancouver, meanwhile, lost consecutive games in regulation for the first time since Feb. 23 and 25. The Canucks are 8-4-1 in March but 0-2-1 following a four-game winning streak.

After the two teams combined for 23 shots on goal with none finding the net in the first period, Winnipeg opened the scoring at the 5:53 mark of the second. On a power play, Copp redirected Neal Pionk's slap shot past Thatcher Demko (31 saves).

Copp struck again a little less than five minutes later. Again with the man advantage for the same type of penalty -- a second straight Vancouver bench minor for too-many men on the ice -- Copp was waiting in the slot and knocked in a rebound of Nikolaj Ehlers' shot to make it 2-0.

The Jets took control when Scheifele flipped the puck from the crease into the top of the net with 1:47 left in the middle frame.

Copp completed his first career hat trick via an empty-netter with 4:10 to go in the third and scored his fourth off another rebound with 2:26 to play.

Hoglander converted amid a scrum in front of the Winnipeg net to spoil Hellebuyck's shutout bid.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Winnipeg   Vancouver
Andrew Copp 4 Points Nils Hoglander 1
Andrew Copp 4 Goals Nils Hoglander 1
Mason Appleton 1 Assists Brock Boeser 1
Andrew Copp 2 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Connor Hellebuyck .974 Save Percentage Thatcher Demko .886
Connor Hellebuyck 38 Saves Thatcher Demko 31
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Winnipeg 36 5 2-3 2-2 9 31
Vancouver 39 1 0-2 1-3 11 36
Upcoming Games
  • Vancouver will play their next game at home against Calgary. The Canucks have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .350 after a loss.
  • Winnipeg will play their next game on the road against Calgary. The Jets have a W/L % of .421 after a win and .846 after a loss.