Hart makes 40 saves, Flyers Blank Jets

Lots of Leaflets wins this season have been backed by strong goalkeepers. It was no different on Saturday night.

Carter Stag made 40 saves for his first shutout of the season in the Flyers’ 4-0 win over the Winnipeg Jets.

The Flyers opened the scoring at 15:15 of the first period. For the second game in a row, Noah Cates scored the first goal by beating Connor Hellebuyck through the five holes shortly after a power play expired for his eighth goal of the season.

In 20 minutes, the shots were 16-15 Winnipeg.

Midway through the second, the Flyers added the lead. Kieffer Bellows scored his first goal as a Flyer by firing a one-timer from the slot to make it 2-0 at 11:53.

In two periods, the shots were 27-23 Philadelphia.

Early in the third, the Flyers extended their lead to Owen Tippet scored on a breakaway on a header pass from Rasmus Ristolainen at 3:11 a.m.

A little over three minutes later, Tony DeAngelo finished a two-on-one by drawing a feed from Scott Laughton high on Hellebuyck to make it 4-0 at 6:48.

Hellebuyck was subsequently retired, making 26 saves on 30 shots. david rittich finished the game with three saves in relief.

Hart did the rest for the Flyers, making 40 saves in a shutout win.

Cates, Ristolainen and Tippett each had two points.

The Flyers are now off to All-Star Break and the bye week. They will be back in action on Monday, February 6 against the New York Islanders.

The score of the box

Scoring Summary

1st Period

  • PHI Noah Cates (8) (Morgan Frost, Owen Tippett) 15:15

2nd Period

  • PHI Kieffer Bellows (1) (Rasmus Ristolainen, Cates) 11:53

3rd Period

  • PHI Tippett (14) (Ristolainen, Cam York) 3:11
  • PHI Tony DeAngelo (9) (Scott Laughton) 6:48

Game statistics

Leaflets Jets
Blows 33 40
power play 0/2 0/3
Shots 11 25
Face-off % 46.6% 53.4%
Gifts 7 11
Take away food 7 7
Blocked shots 17 15
Penalty minutes 8 6

Kevin Durso is the Flyers Insider for 97.3 ESPN and the Flyers Editor for SportsTalkPhilly.com. Follow him on Twitter @Kevin_Durso.

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