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Hellebuyck stops 32 shots in Jets' 5-2 victory over Oilers

WINNIPEG - Connor Hellebuyck knew it wasn't going to be an easy night in net, but he got a lot of help and it paid off.

Hellebuyck made 32 saves as the Winnipeg Jets downed the Western Conference-leading Edmonton Oilers 5-2 on Tuesday.

“Any time a team comes in that's winning a lot of games, it's on,” Hellebuyck said. “It's not going to be a fun night, it's going to be a grinder, and I think we all followed into that tonight.”

Adam Lowry, Nikolaj Ehlers, Pierre-Luc Dubois, Mark Scheifele and Kyle Connor scored for Winnipeg (9-3-3). Josh Morrissey added a pair of assists.

“We needed some good defence, some physical play, good sticks, one-on-ones, good offence,” Dubois said. “We needed a lot out there tonight and we did a good job of that.”

NHL-leading scorer Leon Draisaitl had a pair of power-play goals early in the third period for Edmonton (11-4-0), giving him 17 goals and 33 points on the season.

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