WPG Winnipeg Jets 2
Winnipeg Jets Jets Overall (27-16)
ATS (18-25)
O/U (21-17-5)
January 10 2019
- NBCSN
MIN Minnesota Wild 3
Minnesota Wild Wild Overall (22-21)
ATS (18-25)
O/U (18-22-3)
Final
Money Line Total: 6 Puck Line ATS
123
2413 Winnipeg Jets -105 Under -105 (+1.5) -270 Cover: 0.5
011
2414 Minnesota Wild -115 Over -115 (-1.5) +230 UNDER: 5
120
Final
Money Line Total: 6 Spread ATS
2413 WPG -105 Under: -105 (+1.5) -270 Cover: 0.5
2414 MIN -115 Over: -115 (-1.5) +230 UNDER: 5
Line Movement
Money Line
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Money Line
1/10/2019
11:45 AM
MIN
-115
WPG
-105
1/9/2019
8:24 PM
WPG
-110
MIN
-110
Puck Line
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Puck Line
1/10/2019
11:45 AM
MIN(-1.5)
+230
WPG
-270
1/9/2019
8:24 PM
WPG(+1.5)
-280
MIN
+240
Total
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Total
1/10/2019
11:45 AM
6
-115
6
-105
1/9/2019
8:24 PM
6
-115
6
-105
Recap

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Jason Zucker is squarely among the skaters Minnesota needs more production from over the second half of the schedule to return to the playoffs, a responsibility that's not lost on him or anyone else on the Wild.

After a morning meeting of reassurance from coach Bruce Boudreau, lo and behold, Zucker responded with two goals.

Zucker gave the lagging power play a lift with his first score and added another just after leaving the penalty box, both in the second period, and the Wild hung on to beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-2 on Thursday night.

"I hate watching you come off the ice looking so down all the time," Boudreau told Zucker in their conversation. "So it's time you had a chance to have some fun."

Zucker, who was second on the Wild last season with a career-high 33 goals, scored only once over his previous 14 games.

"I've got to do it consistently now. I can't be happy with just one game and a couple goals and shut it back down," said Zucker, who's tied with Mikael Granlund for third on the team with 12 goals.

Jordan Greenway also scored and Devan Dubnyk made 26 saves for the Wild, who have won all three games against the Jets so far this season by a combined 10-5 score after losing to their Central Division rival in five games in the first round of the playoffs last spring.

"There's certainly a good possibility of matching up come playoff time if we get there," Dubnyk said, "and as much as the regular season doesn't matter, well, we need these points right now, and it's always good to have a winning feeling in both arenas."

The Wild blocked 22 shots and won 36 of 55 faceoffs.

"Guys are playing well now," Greenway said, "and not cheating for offense."

Brandon Tanev gave the Jets some life with his goal in the final minute of the second period, cutting the lead to 3-1. Then, with Connor Hellebuyck having already vacated the net, Mark Scheifele scored with 2:38 remaining in the game to bring the Jets within one. The Wild went without a shot on goal in the third, the first time in franchise history that happened to them at home in any period.

"You allow them to take the lead, it just plays right into their game," Jets captain Blake Wheeler said.

The Jets managed just one shot on goal over the first 15-plus minutes of the game, and the Wild actually had a lead to match the effort after Eric Staal fed Greenway from behind the net . This was only the 15th time in 43 games the Wild have scored first. They're 9-5-1 in those instances.

The Wild had only one power-play goal in their previous 23 opportunities, all without defenseman Matt Dumba, who's still second among NHL blue-liners this season with 12 goals and ruptured the pectoralis muscle near his right shoulder on Dec. 15.

Midway through the second period, with a man advantage for the Wild, a turnover led to a short-handed breakaway for the Jets and a snap shot by Adam Lowry that caromed off the left post. The Wild quickly regrouped after the fortunate bounce and went back the other way for Zucker's score in the waning seconds of Kyle Connor's tripping penalty.

A few minutes later, as he hustled back and forth at the point of the penalty kill and fearlessly blocked shots with his body, Zach Parise snagged the puck at the end of a Jets power play and flipped a lob pass up the ice for a wide-open Zucker who managed to stay onside after he returned to the ice from his hooking penalty. Zucker beat Hellebuyck in the upper-left corner at the end of the breakaway for a 3-0 lead.

"We got to our game in the third period and made things a lot difficult for them in their own zone and challenging pucks to the net," Tanev said. "I think we need to get to that game right away."

NOTES

The Wild won at home for the first time in five tries since Dec. 13. ... The Jets were scoreless in four power plays. The Wild have killed 15 of their last 16 penalties at home. ... Scheifele tied Patrik Laine for the team lead with his 24th goal. ... Wild center Eric Fehr missed his second straight game with an undisclosed injury. ... Wild defenseman Spurgeon had two assists, his third multi-point performance in five games this month. ... Jets defenseman Tyler Myers left in the third period with an undisclosed injury.

UP NEXT

Jets: Return home to face the Detroit Red Wings on Friday night.

Wild: Host the Red Wings on Saturday night.

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Matchup
Jets Overall
W/L 27-16
ATS 18-25
Goals For 3.4
Goals Against 2.9
Total 21-17-5
Jets Away
W/L 12-8
ATS 8-12
Goals For 3.1
Goals Against 3.0
Total 9-8-3
Last 10 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
1-10
7:00 PM
at Wild L 3-2 W (1.5) U (6)
1-8
7:00 PM
Avalanche W 7-4 W (-1.5) O (6.5)
1-6
4:00 PM
Stars W 5-1 W (-1.5) T (6)
1-4
6:00 PM
at Penguins L 4-0 L (1.5) U (6.5)
12-31
8:00 PM
at Oilers W 4-3 L (-1.5) O (6)
12-29
3:00 PM
Wild L 3-1 L (-1.5) U (6)
12-27
7:00 PM
Flames L 4-1 L (-1.5) U (6.5)
12-22
9:00 PM
at Canucks W 1-0 L (-1.5) U (6.5)
12-20
9:30 PM
at Sharks W 5-3 W (1.5) O (6.5)
12-18
9:30 PM
at Kings L 4-1 L (-1.5) U (6)
Avg. Goals For 2.7
Avg. Goals Against 2.9
ATS 4-6
Over/Under 3-6-1
Wild Overall
W/L 22-21
ATS 18-25
Goals For 2.8
Goals Against 2.8
Total 18-22-3
Wild Home
W/L 11-10
ATS 7-14
Goals For 3.2
Goals Against 2.8
Total 9-11-1
Last 10 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
1-10
7:00 PM
Jets W 3-2 L (-1.5) U (6)
1-8
6:00 PM
at Bruins L 4-0 L (1.5) U (5.5)
1-7
6:30 PM
at Canadiens W 1-0 W (1.5) U (6)
1-5
12:00 PM
at Senators W 4-3 L (-1.5) O (6)
1-3
1:00 PM
at Maple Leafs W 4-3 W (1.5) O (6.5)
12-31
5:00 PM
Penguins L 3-2 L (-1.5) U (6)
12-29
3:00 PM
at Jets W 3-1 W (1.5) U (6)
12-27
7:30 PM
at Blackhawks L 5-2 L (-1.5) O (6)
12-22
7:00 PM
Stars L 2-1 L (-1.5) U (6)
12-20
6:00 PM
at Penguins L 2-1 W (1.5) U (6.5)
Avg. Goals For 2.1
Avg. Goals Against 2.5
ATS 4-6
Over/Under 3-7
Game Summary
1st Period
MIN 16:59 Penalty to Mikael Granlund 2 minutes for Roughing (Drawn by Jacob Trouba)
MIN 14:20 GOAL scored by Jordan Greenway assisted by Eric Staal and Jared SpurgeonWPG 0 MIN 1
WPG 12:18 Penalty to Blake Wheeler 2 minutes for Tripping (Drawn by Mikael Granlund)
MIN 4:14 Penalty to Eric Staal 2 minutes for Hooking (Drawn by Mark Scheifele)
2nd Period
WPG 10:52 Penalty to Kyle Connor 2 minutes for Tripping (Drawn by Eric Staal)
MIN 8:56 Power play - GOAL scored by Jason Zucker assisted by Mikko Koivu and Jonas BrodinWPG 0 MIN 2
MIN 4:20 Penalty to Jason Zucker 2 minutes for Hooking (Drawn by Kyle Connor)
MIN 2:10 GOAL scored by Jason Zucker assisted by Zach Parise and Jared SpurgeonWPG 0 MIN 3
WPG 00:41 GOAL scored by Brandon Tanev assisted by Dmitry Kulikov and Andrew CoppWPG 1 MIN 3
3rd Period
MIN 14:41 Penalty to Marcus Foligno 2 minutes for Hooking (Drawn by Mark Scheifele)
WPG 2:38 GOAL scored by Mark Scheifele assisted by Bryan Little and Kyle ConnorWPG 2 MIN 3
Box Score
Jets
Forwards G A PTS SOG BLKS PIM TOI
Bryan Little (C) 011000:0015:28
Adam Lowry (C) 000010:0010:22
Patrik Laine (RW) 000200:0019:47
Jack Roslovic (C) 000100:0013:30
Andrew Copp (C) 011300:0012:42
Kyle Connor (LW) 011312:0024:52
Brandon Tanev (LW) 101210:0011:47
Mark Scheifele (C) 101200:0026:34
Mason Appleton (C) 000000:007:24
Brendan Lemieux (LW) 000100:007:19
Mathieu Perreault (C) 000000:0012:26
Blake Wheeler (RW) 000402:0025:34

Defensemen G A PTS SOG BLKS PIM TOI
Josh Morrissey (D) 000310:0025:37
Joe Morrow (D) 000000:009:48
Ben Chiarot (D) 000200:0019:12
Tyler Myers (D) 000230:0014:58
Jacob Trouba (D) 000200:0027:33
Dmitry Kulikov (D) 011100:0013:04

Goalies SAVES/SHOTS GA SAVE PCT
Connor Hellebuyck (G) 19/223.864LOSS
Laurent Brossoit (G) 0/00.000
Wild
Forwards G A PTS SOG BLKS PIM TOI
Marcus Foligno (LW) 000102:0011:04
Jason Zucker (LW) 202212:0018:28
Zach Parise (LW) 011220:0016:07
Eric Staal (C) 011302:0014:05
Nino Niederreiter (RW) 000000:0012:45
Charlie Coyle (C) 000240:0016:23
Matt Hendricks (C) 000200:008:22
Mikko Koivu (C) 011010:0022:07
Joel Eriksson Ek (C) 000100:009:43
Jordan Greenway (LW) 101100:0011:58
Luke Kunin (C) 000000:0015:50
Mikael Granlund (RW) 000312:0018:57

Defensemen G A PTS SOG BLKS PIM TOI
Greg Pateryn (D) 000120:0019:36
Nate Prosser (D) 000010:0011:07
Ryan Suter (D) 000130:0026:56
Jonas Brodin (D) 011120:0020:04
Jared Spurgeon (D) 022210:0026:27
Nick Seeler (D) 000040:0012:14

Goalies SAVES/SHOTS GA SAVE PCT
Alex Stalock (G) 0/00.000
Devan Dubnyk (G) 26/282.929WIN
Officials
Linesmen Andrew Smith
Linesmen Ryan Galloway
Referee Graham Skilliter
Referee Eric Furlatt