The Winnipeg Jets first game back from the Christmas break was a loss.

Johnny Gaudreau scored three times as the Calgary Flames defeated Winnipeg 4-1 Thursday night at Bell MTS Place.

Adam Lowry had the goal for the Jets who had a great chance to pot the equalizer but gave up a shorthanded goal to Mark Jankowski with 4:21 remaining in the third period.

Gaudreau completed his hat-trick scoring into an empty net at 17:54 of the final frame.

Winnipeg has scored one goal in three of their last four games.

Flames netminder David Rittich made 35 saves as Calgary snapped a three-game losing skid.

Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck faced 28 shots.

Paul Maurice coached his 400th game for Winnipeg Thursday night.

The Jets (24-11-2) host the Minnesota Wild Saturday (3 p.m.) and then play a New Years Eve game against the Oilers in Edmonton on Monday night.

 

photos courtesy Ray Peters


 

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Thursday, March 21st

CSHL
Grunthal 4 Ste. Anne 3
(best of 7 final tied 2-2)

HTJHL
Springfield 4 Red River 3
(Mudbugs lead best of 7 final 2-1)

Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League
Wpg Wild 6 Brandon 3
(1st game in best of 5 final)

NHL
Tampa Bay 6 Carolina 3
Boston 5 New Jersey 1
Florida 4 Arizona 2
Montreal 4 N.Y. Islanders 0
St. Louis 5 Detroit 2
Pittsburgh 2 Nashville 1 (SO)
Philadelphia 3 Chicago 1
Colorado 3 Dallas 1
Edmonton 4 Columbus 1
Calgary 5 Ottawa 1
Winnipeg at Vegas, 9 p.m.
San Jose at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m.

Major League Baseball
American League
Seattle 5 Oakland 4 (12 innings)

NBA
Denver 113 Washington 108
Charlotte 113 Minnesota 106
Atlanta 117 Utah 114
Detroit at Phoenix, 9 p.m.
Dallas at Sacramento, 9 p.m.
Indiana at Golden State, 9:30 p.m.

Friday, March 22nd

CSHL
Grunthal at Ste. Anne, 7:30 p.m.
(Aces lead best of 7 final 3-1)

MJHL
Steinbach at Swan Valley, 7:30 p.m.
(1st game in best of 7 semifinal)

AHL
Manitoba at Colorado, 8:05 p.m.

NHL
Minnesota at Washington, 6 p.m.
San Jose at Anaheim, 9 p.m.

NBA
Memphis at Orlando, 6 p.m.
L.A. Clippers at Cleveland, 6:30 p.m.
Oklahoma City at Toronto, 6:30 p.m.
Denver at New York, 6:30 p.m.
San Antonio at Houston, 7 p.m.
Miami at Milwaukee, 7:30 p.m.
Brooklyn at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m.

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