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Jets clinch playoff spot, beating Flames to end skid

Adam Lowry and Blake Wheeler each scored twice and the Winnipeg Jets beat the Calgary Flames 4-0 on Wednesday night to snap a seven-game losing streak and clinch a playoff spot.

Connor Hellebuyck made 32 saves for his third shutout of the season, and Andrew Copp added two assists for the Jets.

Wheeler’s second goal of the night was the 800th point of his NHL career. Mark Scheifele, meanwhile, had the primary assist on the play for his 500th point.

Winnipeg Jets' Tucker Poolman, right, digs for the puck under Calgary Flames' Mark Giordano during the first period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, May 5, 2021, in Calgary, Alberta. (Larry MacDougalThe Canadian Press via AP)

Paul Maurice picked up his 300th win as Jets coach as Winnipeg wrapped up its season series against Calgary with a record of 6-2-1.

Jacob Markstrom stopped 15 shots for the Flames.

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Calgary Flames' Andrew Mangiapane, center, works between Winnipeg Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck and Jets' Neal Pionk during the first period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, May 5, 2021, in Calgary, Alberta. (Larry MacDougalThe Canadian Press via AP)

Flames: Host Ottawa on Sunday night.

Winnipeg Jets' Mark Scheifele, left, takes a hit from Calgary Flames' Christopher Tanev during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, May 5, 2021, in Calgary, Alberta. (Larry MacDougalThe Canadian Press via AP)