Hellebuyck, Wheeler lift Jets over Senators 5-0

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WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) – Connor Hellebuyck made 21 saves for his first shutout of the season, captain Blake Wheeler had a goal and three assists, and the Winnipeg Jets crushed the Ottawa Senators 5-0 on Sunday night.

The victory boosted Winnipeg’s Western Conference-leading record to 17-6-4. Their 38 points also tied them for first overall in the league with idle Tampa Bay, which has a game in hand.

Wheeler’s linemates Mark Scheifele and Mathieu Perreault also had a goal each.

Winnipeg Jets' Patrik Laine (29) skates towards his teammates after scoring against the Ottawa Senators during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017. (Trevor Hagan/The Canadian Press via AP)

Winnipeg Jets' Patrik Laine (29) skates towards his teammates after scoring against the Ottawa Senators during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017. (Trevor Hagan/The Canadian Press via AP)

Winnipeg Jets’ Patrik Laine (29) skates towards his teammates after scoring against the Ottawa Senators during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017. (Trevor Hagan/The Canadian Press via AP)

Patrik Laine and Tyler Myers also scored for the Jets, who boosted their home winning streak to six games. They’re also unbeaten in regulation in their last 10 games at home (9-0-1).

Perreault and Dustin Byfuglien each had a pair of assists. Scheifele added one helper, extending his point streak to four games.

Mike Condon let in five goals on 22 shots and was replaced by Craig Anderson early in the second period. Anderson made 27 saves the rest of the way.

Ottawa halted a seven-game skid with a 6-5 victory Friday night over the New York Islanders. Erik Karlsson’s pointless streak stretched to 10 games.

NOTES: The Jets outshot the Sens 19-3 in the opening period. … Laine was playing his 100th career game and Myers his 500th. … The Jets were 3 for 5 on the power play and the Senators were scoreless on three attempts.

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Senators: Continue seven-game trip at Anaheim on Wednesday night.

Jets: Start a three-game road trip at Detroit on Tuesday night.

Winnipeg Jets' Nikolaj Ehlers (27) tries to skate past Ottawa Senators' Fredrik Claesson (33) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017. (Trevor Hagan/The Canadian Press via AP)

Winnipeg Jets' Nikolaj Ehlers (27) tries to skate past Ottawa Senators' Fredrik Claesson (33) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017. (Trevor Hagan/The Canadian Press via AP)

Winnipeg Jets’ Nikolaj Ehlers (27) tries to skate past Ottawa Senators’ Fredrik Claesson (33) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017. (Trevor Hagan/The Canadian Press via AP)

The Winnipeg Jets celebrate a goal by Tyler Myers, obscured, as Ottawa Senators' Tom Pyatt (10) watches during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017. (Trevor Hagan/The Canadian Press via AP)

The Winnipeg Jets celebrate a goal by Tyler Myers, obscured, as Ottawa Senators' Tom Pyatt (10) watches during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017. (Trevor Hagan/The Canadian Press via AP)

The Winnipeg Jets celebrate a goal by Tyler Myers, obscured, as Ottawa Senators’ Tom Pyatt (10) watches during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017. (Trevor Hagan/The Canadian Press via AP)

Winnipeg Jets' Tyler Myers (57) celebrates with Bryan Little (18) after scoring against the Ottawa Senators during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017. (Trevor Hagan/The Canadian Press via AP)

Winnipeg Jets' Tyler Myers (57) celebrates with Bryan Little (18) after scoring against the Ottawa Senators during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017. (Trevor Hagan/The Canadian Press via AP)

Winnipeg Jets’ Tyler Myers (57) celebrates with Bryan Little (18) after scoring against the Ottawa Senators during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017. (Trevor Hagan/The Canadian Press via AP)

Winnipeg Jets' Joel Armia, lower left, falls to the ice after hitting Ottawa Senators' Fredrik Claesson during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017. (Trevor Hagan/The Canadian Press via AP)

Winnipeg Jets' Joel Armia, lower left, falls to the ice after hitting Ottawa Senators' Fredrik Claesson during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017. (Trevor Hagan/The Canadian Press via AP)

Winnipeg Jets’ Joel Armia, lower left, falls to the ice after hitting Ottawa Senators’ Fredrik Claesson during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017. (Trevor Hagan/The Canadian Press via AP)

Winnipeg Jets' Mark Scheifele, not seen, scores against Ottawa Senators goaltender Mike Condon (1) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017. (Trevor Hagan/The Canadian Press via AP)

Winnipeg Jets' Mark Scheifele, not seen, scores against Ottawa Senators goaltender Mike Condon (1) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017. (Trevor Hagan/The Canadian Press via AP)

Winnipeg Jets’ Mark Scheifele, not seen, scores against Ottawa Senators goaltender Mike Condon (1) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017. (Trevor Hagan/The Canadian Press via AP)

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