Hellebuyck makes 19 saves, Jets shut out Canadiens to sweep two-game set

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MONTREAL — Connor Hellebuyck made 19 saves for his second shutout, and the Winnipeg Jets won their third straight, 5-0 against the Montreal Canadiens at Bell Centre on Saturday.

It is the first shutout for Winnipeg at Montreal since the Jets returned for the 2011-12 NHL season.

Nikolaj Ehlers, Andrew Copp and Mathieu Perreault each had a goal and an assist for Winnipeg (25-13-3), which swept the two-game set here to begin a six-game road trip. The Jets are 7-2-1 in their past 10 games, including a 4-2 win Thursday.

Jake Allen made 20 saves in his third start in four days for Montreal (17-12-9), which has lost each of the three games goalie Carey Price has missed because of a lingering lower-body injury.

Paul Stastny gave Winnipeg a 1-0 lead at 10:13 of the second period. Allen raced from his crease to poke the puck away before Jets forward Pierre-Luc Dubois could reach it, but Canadiens defenseman Jeff Petry turned it over to Stastny, whose shot went in off Allen.

Ehlers scored for a second straight game to make it 2-0 with a power-play goal at 16:57.

After ending a 10-game goal drought Thursday, he scored his 17th with a wrist shot from the left point after Dubois won a face-off and Copp passed the puck to Neal Pionk, who set up Ehlers with a pass from the right point.

The Canadiens challenged for goalie interference because Perreault made contact with Allen’s glove, but the call was upheld and Montreal was penalized for delay of game for the unsuccessful challenge.

Derek Forbort put the Jets up 3-0 at 19:31 with a shot from the right side that went in off Allen’s glove.

Copp made it 4-0 with Winnipeg’s second power-play goal at 7:17 of the third. Perreault made it 5-0 at 10:42 after Canadiens defenseman Shea Weber turned over the puck in front of the net.

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