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Winnipeg Jets Grab Back-to-Back Home Wins

By Staff Writer

Winnipeg, November 18, 2023 - In a nail-biting showdown on Friday night, the Winnipeg Jets managed to hang on for the victory, clinching back-to-back wins on home ice for the first time this season. Battling against a determined Buffalo Sabres team, the Jets squeaked by with a 3-2 triumph.

The Jets best period was in the second they unleashed an onslaught, putting up three goals with just five shots against former Jet Eric Comrie. Cole Perfetti, Mason Appleton, and Nikolaj Ehlers were the goal scorers.

With their latest win, the Jets improve their season record to an impressive 9-5-2. Nino Niederreiter and Vladislav Namestnikov shone brightly, both had a multipoint night.

Connor Hellebuyck was the real hero of the game, as the goaltender turned away 26 shots to claim his seventh win of the season. Hellebuyck's performance between the pipes proved instrumental in securing the Jets' win against the Sabres offensive.

Looking ahead, the Winnipeg Jets will to conclude their five-game homestand with a final showdown against the Arizona Coyotes tonight at 6:00 p.m.. The WInnipeg Blue Bombers make their their fourth straight Grey Cup appearance Sunday, Nov 18, at 5:00 p.m.


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