The Winnipeg Jets may be well out of the NHL playoff picture, but they didn’t feel like just handing two points to the visiting Boston Bruins, Thursday. Evander Kane scored with just under two minutes left in the third period to force overtime, and the Jets went on to a 2-1 shootout victory in their final home game of the season. MIchael Hutchinson, making just his second NHL start in goal for Winnipeg, stopped 36 of 37 shots and three more in the shootout for his first career victory. Bryan Little was the only shooter to beat Boston’s Chad Johnson in the shootout. It was Kane’s 18th goal of the season, but his first in his last nine games and just his third in the last 23. The Jets close out the regular season in Calgary, Friday. The Bruins’ Brad Marchand scored midway through the first period, taking a dump-in off the end boards, sneaking by the attempted check of Jets defenceman Adam Pardy and beating Hutchinson on Boston’s second shot of the game.
Rookie goalie Michael Hutchinson leads Winnipeg Jets to shootout win over Bruins
Winnipeg Sun | Apr 11