Skip to main content

Neuvirth shuts out Jets as Flyers end losing streak with 3-0 victory

NHL.com @NHL

WINNIPEG - Michal Neuvirth made 28 saves and Brayden Schenn and Wayne Simmonds both scored on the power play as the Philadelphia Flyers ended their six-game losing streak with a 3-0 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday.

It was Neuvirth's third win this season ? all shutouts (3-2-1).

Matt Read added an empty-net goal with 1:35 left in the game.

Ondrej Pavelec stopped 19 of the 21 shots he faced for the Jets (8-5-2), who hadn't been shutout this season.

The Flyers (5-6-3) had lost six straight (0-4-2) heading into the match, which ended a five-game road trip.

Claude Giroux picked up a pair of assists.

Schenn's fifth goal of the season at 5:54 of the first period ended Philadelphia's skid of not scoring with the man advantage for seven straight games on 16 chances.

Jets forward Alexander Burmistrov was off for tripping when Giroux made a short pass from near the boards to Schenn inside the face-off circle and he fired a one-timer past Pavelec at 5:54 of the first period.

Winnipeg outshot the Flyers 12-8 in the opening period.

The second period was scoreless.

Simmonds' second goal of the season came after some bad luck to Pavelec.

Pavelec had slid to the left side of the net to stop a shot but tripped, with his stick somehow getting stuck in the top of the net. He moved to the right and stopped Giroux's shot with his body, but the puck bounced off him and he fell on his stomach. Simmonds then flipped the puck into the net for his second goal of the season at 9:44.

The Jets went on the power play early in the scoreless second after captain Andrew Ladd got in a rare fight with R.J. Umberger, who had interfered with Blake Wheeler and sent the team's leading scorer to the ice.

Ladd's last fight was December 2015 against Colorado's Gabriel Landeskog.

Wheeler then took a penalty for boarding that had fans loudly chanting their disagreement with the referees.

The Jets head out for a four-game road trip against Central Division clubs, starting Tuesday in Minnesota. Winnipeg only plays four games at home in November. The Flyers host Colorado on Tuesday.

View More