Laurent Brossoit records his second career NHL shutout

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Laurent Brossoit of Port Alberni, British Columbia recorded his second National Hockey League career shutout on Friday. He made 29 saves in a 2-0 Winnipeg Jets win over the Vancouver Canucks from Rogers Arena, British Columbia.

Brossoit made nine saves in the first period, 11 saves in the second period, and nine saves in the third period. The seventh-year netminder won his third game of the 2020-21 NHL regular season, as the primary backup to Jets number one goaltender Connor Hellebuyck.

In the Jets win, Winnipeg got goals from Mark Scheifele of Kitchener, Ontario, and Mason Appleton. Scheifele scored the unassisted game winning goal in the first period, and Appleton scored an insurance marker from Neal Pionk with only 1:17 left in the third period.

With the win, Brossoit improved to a record of 3-1, with a goals against average of 2.24 and a save percentage of .935. Brossoit’s first career shutout was also against the Canucks in a 1-0 Jets win on December 22, 2018. That was Brossoit’s first season with the Jets after four seasons with the Edmonton Oilers.

With the win, the Jets improved to a record of 10 wins, six regulation losses and one loss in extra time for 21 points. They are in third place in the North Division.


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