Laurent Brossoit records first NHL career shutout


Laurent Brossoit (Wikimedia Commons)

Winnipeg Jets goaltender Laurent Brossoit of Port Alberni, British Columbia has had an excellent start to the 2018-19 National Hockey League regular season. On Saturday, Brossoit recorded his first career NHL shutout.

Brossoit made 40 saves as the Jets defeated the Vancouver Canucks 1-0 from Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia. He made 12 saves in the first period, 17 saves in the second period and 11 saves in the third period. Meanwhile, Mark Scheifele of Kitchener, Ontario scored Winnipeg’s only goal of the game with 1:32 left in the third period from Dustin Byfuglien and Blake Wheeler.

Brossoit has had a marvelous season for the Jets in 2018-19 while backing up Connor Hellebuyck. In 10 games, Brossoit has a record of eight wins, one regulation loss, one loss in extra time, a goals against average of 2.11, and a save percentage of .939. Those statistics are a drastic improvement to 2017-18 when Brossoit only won three of 14 games for the Edmonton Oilers and had a goals against average of 3.24 and a save percentage of .883.

The Jets enter the Christmas break in first place, not only in the Central Division, but the Western Conference as well. At 50 points, they have a four point lead on the struggling Nashville Predators in the division and a three point lead on the struggling Calgary Flames in the conference.


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