NHL Roundup: Jets stay in wild card race, plus 14 games on the docket for Tuesday
Today’s NHL Roundup for Monday, April 11, 2022 recaps the only game on the schedule between the Montreal Canadiens and Winnipeg Jets. Plus a look at a jam-packed docket with 14 games for Tuesday.
Morgan Barron had a goal and an assist for the visiting Jets in a 4-2 win against the Canadiens on Monday night.
Paul Stastny, Evgeny Svechnikov and Adam Lowry also scored, Dylan Samberg had two assists, and Connor Hellebuyck made 23 saves for the Jets (35-28-11, 81 points), who moved within five points of the Dallas Stars for the second wild card from the Western Conference.
Winnipeg has eight games remaining and the Stars have 10 games left, but none against the Jets.
NHL Roundup: Jets 4, Canadiens 2
After a scoreless first period, the Canadiens took a 1-0 lead 29 seconds into the second on a goal by Armia.
Hellebuyck threw out his left arm and made a save on Christian Dvorak, but the puck popped in the air and was about to land in front of the crease when Armia backhanded it into the net for his sixth goal of the season.
The Jets tied it 1-1 at 1:46 of the second on Barron’s first goal of the season.
Nikolaj Ehlers entered the Canadiens zone with speed before leaving the puck for Barron in the left circle. He scored on a wrist shot for his second NHL goal and first since he was acquired from the New York Rangers on March 21 in a deal that sent Andrew Copp to New York.
Winnipeg moved ahead 2-1 at 4:00 of the second.
Barron caused Montreal defenseman Rem Pitlick to fall to the ice with a move in the left circle and then fed Stastny for the one-timer.
Anderson scored the 100th goal of his NHL career on a slap shot from just inside the blue line to tie the score 2-2 at 6:19 of the third period.
Lowry scored into an empty net to make it 4-2 with 1:29 left.
NHL Schedule for April 12
|ROAD TEAM||HOME TEAM||TIME (ET)|
|St. Louis Blues||Boston Bruins||7:00 PM|
|Buffalo Sabres||Toronto Maple Leafs||7:00 PM|
|Anaheim Ducks||Florida Panthers||7:00 PM|
|Carolina Hurricanes||N.Y. Rangers||7:00 PM|
|Philadelphia Flyers||Washington Capitals||7:00 PM|
|Ottawa Senators||Detroit Red Wings||7:30 PM|
|Pittsburgh Penguins||N.Y. Islanders||7:30 PM|
|Edmonton Oilers||Minnesota Wild||8:00 PM|
|San Jose Sharks||Nashville Predators||8:00 PM|
|L.A. Kings||Chicago Blackhawks||8:30 PM|
|Seattle Kraken||Calgary Flames||9:00 PM|
|Tampa Bay Lightning||Dallas Stars||9:30 PM|
|N.J. Devils||Arizona Coyotes||10:00 PM|
|Vegas Golden Knights||Vancouver Canucks||10:00 PM|
The NHL schedule is fully stocked with action tonight as the Flyers v Capitals and the Lightning v Stars are on ESPN for national audiences.
Almost every contest has playoff implications save for the Senators v Red Wings and the Devils vs Coyotes.
Key matchups include the Rangers and Hurricanes fighting for first in the Metro Division. Plus the other 6 playoff teams in the East are in action jockeying for position.
Meanwhile, the Wild Card battles in the West are tight with the Kings (86) trying to hold off the Golden Knights (84) for third in the Pacific up by two points. Plus both are in the Wild Card mix with the Predators holding the first spot at 87 points and the Stars in second with (86).
–Field Level Media contributed to this report.