Winnipeg 4, Montreal 0

Thursday, December 22, 2011 8:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Montreal 13-16-2-5 5-7-2-4 8-9-0-1 L5
Winnipeg 16-13-3-2 12-5-0-1 4-8-3-1 W1


Blake Wheeler scored twice and Ondrej Pavelec made 27 saves as the Winnipeg Jets routed visiting Montreal 4-0 on Thursday, handing the Canadiens their fifth consecutive loss.

Wheeler also had an assist in his first two-goal game of the season to drop Montreal to 0-4-0 under new head coach Randy Cunneyworth. The Canadiens have surrendered 21 goals during their losing skid.

It was the third shutout of the season for Pavelec, and the ninth of his career.

Winnipeg dominated the first period, outshooting Montreal 13-6, and was rewarded with a 2-0 advantage.

Wheeler opened the scoring at 3:18 by tapping home a cross-ice feed from Dustin Byfuglien with the Jets enjoying a power play. Tanner Glass extended the advantage just under 10 minutes later with a conversion of a Nik Antropov pass.

Wheeler made it 3-0 just 39 seconds into the second period, streaking down the right wing and firing a shot that beat Canadiens netminder Carey Price.

Pavelec held things down from there, making several point-blank saves as the Canadiens failed to capitalize on four second-period power-plays – including a four-minute double-minor after Chris Thorburn high-sticked Montreal rookie Alexei Emelin.

Tim Stapleton rounded out the scoring with 2:24 remaining, notching his fourth of the season.

Top Game Performances

Montreal   Winnipeg
N/A Points Blake Wheeler 3
N/A Goals Blake Wheeler 2
N/A Assists Blake Wheeler 1
N/A Power Play Goals Blake Wheeler 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Carey Price .882 Save Percentage Ondrej Pavelec 1.000
Carey Price 30 Saves Ondrej Pavelec 27

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Montreal 27 0 0-5 1-2 4 18
Winnipeg 34 4 1-2 5-5 10 31

Upcoming Games

  • Winnipeg will play its next game at home against Pittsburgh. The Jets have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .526 after a loss.
  • Montreal will play its next game on the road against Ottawa. The Canadiens have a W/L % of .357 after a win and .364 after a loss.
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