The Roadtrip from Hell Mercifully Ends

The Philadelphia Flyers (17-11-5) went into Winnipeg to attempt to ground the Jets (20-11-2) on Sunday afternoon hoping to break out of their current funk.

Prior to the game, Philadelphia made roster moves by listing Scott Laughton and Tyler Pitlick as injured.

Each received an injury in the Saturday against Minnesota.

In addition, Travis Konecny was placed on the IR and Oskar Lindblom on the Long term IR.

The team promoted Right Winger, Nicolas Aube-Kubel and Left Wing, Carsen Twaynski from Lehigh Valley.

The Jets came out flying and seized a 2-0 first period advantage with goals from Nikolaj Shires and former Flyer, Luka Sbisa.

Brian Elliott seemed to be off his game and Winnipeg sensed it.

However, just 4:15 into the second, Matt Niskanen (4) converted a James Van Riemsdyk to Kevin Hayes set up and Philadelphia finally scored a man advantage goal.

Winnipeg took flight with tallies from Blake Wheeler, Mark Scheifele, Logan Shaw and Patrick Laine bagging his tenth to blow it open, 6-1.

The Wheeler and Scheifele goals came on the power play.

Ivan Provorov and Kevin Hayes teamed up to help get the eighth of the season from VanRiemsdyk and the middle stanza closed with Philadelphia grounded at 6-2.

The third power play goal from Winnipeg, this one from Kyle Connor welcomed Carter Hart to the Flyers net and it was wind it down time.

Shayne Gostisbehere (5) from Coutourier and Aube-Kubel closed a disastrous road trip, 7-3.

Blue Lines- Philadelphia had the edge in shots on goal, 32-24 with a 1 for 1 on the power play.

Winnipeg went 3 for 5 on the man up and held the advantage from the face off circle,33 of 62 for a 58%.

Kevin Hayes went 13 of 22.

Brian Elliott stopped 17 shots and gave up 6 goals with Carter Hart stopping 7 of 8.

Winnipeg netminder, Connor Hellebucyk turned away 29 of 32.

The victory marks the fifth straight home win for the Jets.

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