Jets maul Phoenix for new coach's first win

Paul Maurice won his first game as Winnipeg's new coach as the Jets beat Phoenix 5-1 in the NHL.

    Paul Maurice, Winnipeg's new coach, was hired on Sunday and led his team to a convincing win [Reuters]
    Paul Maurice, Winnipeg's new coach, was hired on Sunday and led his team to a convincing win [Reuters]

    Paul Maurice won his first game as Winnipeg's new coach as the Jets beat Phoenix 5-1.

    Hired on Sunday to replace fired Claude Noel as head coach of the floundering club, Winnipeg bounced back after having lost its previous five games.

    Defenseman Jack Johnson scored on a power-play point shot with 2:38 remaining, completing the Columbus Blue Jackets' rally for a 3-2 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning.

    The win was the fourth straight for Columbus, a season high.

    Mikael Backlund and rookie center Sean Monahan scored, and journeyman goalie Karri Ramo recorded his first career shutout as the Calgary Flames defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 2-0.

    Dustin Brown scored the lone goal, and goaltender Jonathan Quick made 28 saves as the Los Angeles Kings beat the Vancouver Canucks 1-0.

    Los Angeles (28-14-5) finished its five-game homestand with a 3-1-1 record, but it won for only the third time in 10 games.

    SOURCE: Reuters


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