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Hellebuyck’s 32 saves lead Jets over Coyotes 4-1

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) – Connor Hellebuyck made 32 saves and the Winnipeg Jets defeated Arizona 4-1 on Tuesday night for their second victory over the struggling Coyotes in four days.

On a night when the Jets inducted Dale Hawerchuk into their Hall of Fame and lifted his No. 10 banner to the rafters, the home team easily handled the franchise that moved from Winnipeg to Arizona 21 years ago.

Joel Armia, Bryan Little and Adam Lowry scored in the second period for the Jets (10-4-3), who also beat the Coyotes in Arizona last weekend to finish a three-game road trip. Andrew Copp opened the scoring.

Winnipeg Jets’ Brandon Tanev (13) and Andrew Copp (9) celebrate after Copp scored against the Arizona Coyotes during first period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. (Trevor Hagan/The Canadian Press via AP)

Hellebuyck, who began the season as the Jets’ No. 2 goalie, improved to 9-1-2. His stellar play has turned him into the unequivocal starter.

Alex Goligoski’s goal 5:21 into the third spoiled Hellebuyck’s bid for his first shutout of the season.

Antti Raanta made 10 saves on 13 shots for Arizona (2-15-3) before being chased from the game after Little’s breakaway goal 5:08 into the second. Scott Wedgewood stopped 16 of 17 shots in relief.

The Coyotes lost their fifth straight game and have dropped seven of eight.

Winnipeg has won three of four.

The Jets killed off three straight penalties in the first period, when Arizona outshot Winnipeg 13-9.

UP NEXT

Coyotes: Make their second stop on a four-game road trip Thursday in Montreal.

Jets: Continue a three-game homestand Thursday against Philadelphia.

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Arizona Coyotes' Luke Schenn (2) is driven towards the boards by Winnipeg Jets' Andrew Copp (9) during second period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. (Trevor Hagan/The Canadian Press via AP)

Arizona Coyotes’ Luke Schenn (2) is driven towards the boards by Winnipeg Jets’ Andrew Copp (9) during second period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. (Trevor Hagan/The Canadian Press via AP)

Former Winnipeg Jets great Dale Hawerchuk talks to the media about having his banner raised to the rafters of Bell MTS Place prior to their game against the Arizona Coyotes in Winnipeg on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. (Trevor Hagan/The Canadian Press via AP)

Former Winnipeg Jets great Dale Hawerchuk talks to the media about having his banner raised to the rafters of Bell MTS Place prior to their game against the Arizona Coyotes in Winnipeg on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. (Trevor Hagan/The Canadian Press via AP)

Winnipeg Jets' Bryan Little (18) scores on Arizona Coyotes goaltender Antti Raanta (32) during second period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. (Trevor Hagan/The Canadian Press via AP)

Winnipeg Jets’ Bryan Little (18) scores on Arizona Coyotes goaltender Antti Raanta (32) during second period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. (Trevor Hagan/The Canadian Press via AP)

Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck (37) saves the puck with Arizona Coyotes' Christian Fischer (36) in front of the net during first period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. (Trevor Hagan/The Canadian Press via AP)

Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck (37) saves the puck with Arizona Coyotes’ Christian Fischer (36) in front of the net during first period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. (Trevor Hagan/The Canadian Press via AP)

Winnipeg Jets' Brandon Tanev (13) battles with Arizona Coyotes' Dakota Mermis (43) during second period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. (Trevor Hagan/The Canadian Press via AP)

Winnipeg Jets’ Brandon Tanev (13) battles with Arizona Coyotes’ Dakota Mermis (43) during second period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. (Trevor Hagan/The Canadian Press via AP)

Winnipeg Jets' Kyle Connor (81) is stopped by Arizona Coyotes goaltender Scott Wedgewood (31) with Clayton Keller (9) and Luke Schenn (2) trailing during third period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. (Trevor Hagan/The Canadian Press via AP)

Winnipeg Jets’ Kyle Connor (81) is stopped by Arizona Coyotes goaltender Scott Wedgewood (31) with Clayton Keller (9) and Luke Schenn (2) trailing during third period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. (Trevor Hagan/The Canadian Press via AP)

Winnipeg Jets' Bryan Little (18) celebrates his goal against the Arizona Coyotes during second period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. (Trevor Hagan/The Canadian Press via AP)

Winnipeg Jets’ Bryan Little (18) celebrates his goal against the Arizona Coyotes during second period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. (Trevor Hagan/The Canadian Press via AP)

Winnipeg Jets' Josh Morrissey (44), Joel Armia (40) and Jacob Trouba (8) celebrate after Armia scored against the Arizona Coyotes during second period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. (Trevor Hagan/The Canadian Press via AP)

Winnipeg Jets’ Josh Morrissey (44), Joel Armia (40) and Jacob Trouba (8) celebrate after Armia scored against the Arizona Coyotes during second period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. (Trevor Hagan/The Canadian Press via AP)

Winnipeg Jets' Joel Armia (40) scores as Arizona Coyotes' Luke Schenn (2) defends during second period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. (Trevor Hagan/The Canadian Press via AP)

Winnipeg Jets’ Joel Armia (40) scores as Arizona Coyotes’ Luke Schenn (2) defends during second period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. (Trevor Hagan/The Canadian Press via AP)

Winnipeg Jets' Adam Lowry (17)  and Andrew Copp (9) celebrate after Lowry scored against the Arizona Coyotes during second period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. (Trevor Hagan/The Canadian Press via AP)

Winnipeg Jets’ Adam Lowry (17)  and Andrew Copp (9) celebrate after Lowry scored against the Arizona Coyotes during second period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. (Trevor Hagan/The Canadian Press via AP)

Winnipeg Jets' Nikolaj Ehlers (27) is stopped by Arizona Coyotes goaltender Scott Wedgewood (31) during second period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. (Trevor Hagan/The Canadian Press via AP)

Winnipeg Jets’ Nikolaj Ehlers (27) is stopped by Arizona Coyotes goaltender Scott Wedgewood (31) during second period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. (Trevor Hagan/The Canadian Press via AP)

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