Blue Jackets shut out Jets in Dubois return to Columbus


COLUMBUS Elvis Merzlikins made 36 saves for his first shutout of the season, and the Columbus Blue Jackets defeated the Winnipeg Jets 3-0 at Nationwide Arena on Wednesday.

Gregory Hofmann, Zach Werenski and Andrew Peeke scored for the Blue Jackets (11-6-0), who have won four of five.

Connor Hellebuyck made 29 saves for the Jets (9-6-4), who have one point in their past four games.

Jets center Pierre-Luc Dubois and Blue Jackets center Jack Roslovic each played against his former team for the first time since the Jan. 23, 2021 trade that also sent forward Patrik Laine from Winnipeg to Columbus.

Hofmann scored at 15:09 of the first period for a 1-0 lead.

Werenski’s power-play goal at 6:49 of the third period made it 2-0, and Peeke scored into an empty net with 3:33 left to make it 3-0. It was Peeke’s second goal in his 50th NHL game.

Dubois was minus-2 with two shots on goal. Roslovic played 11:36. Laine (oblique strain) was unavailable.

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