Laurent Brossoit records fifth career NHL shutout

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Laurent Brossoit of Port Alberni, British Columbia recorded his fifth career National Hockey League shutout. He accomplished the feat on Friday in a 6-0 Winnipeg Jets win over the Anaheim Ducks at the Canada Life Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Brossoit made 21 saves overall. He made six saves in the first period, 11 saves in the second period, and four saves in the third period. Frank Vatrano led the Ducks with five shots on goal.

Offensively for the Jets, two Canadians scored. Tyler Toffoli of Scarborough, Ontario scored twice and Dylan DeMelo of London, Ontario scored once. Meanwhile three Canadians on the Jets had a multi-point game. In addition to Toffoli, Josh Morrissey of Calgary, Alberta led the Jets in points with three, as he had three assists. Meanwhile, DeMelo had one goal and one assist for two points.

Of Brossoit’s five career NHL shutouts, four have been with the Winnipeg Jets and one with the Vegas Golden Knights. In 2023-24, Brossoit has a record of 12 wins, four regulation losses, and two losses in extra time, with two shutouts, a goals against average of 1.99 and a save percentage of .927. Brossoit’s other shutout this season came on March 8 as the Jets blanked the Seattle Kraken 3-0.

In 2023-24, the Jets lead the Central Division with a record of 42 wins, 19 regulation losses and five losses in extra time for 89 points. They are in a first place tie with the Colorado Avalanche and Dallas Stars.

 

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