Winnipeg Jets defeated by Chicago Blackhawks 4-0

Andrew Ladd scored against his former team and Scott Darling made 28 saves for his first shutout of the season as the Chicago Blackhawks downed the Winnipeg Jets 4-0 on Friday.
Chicago Blackhawks' Jonathan Toews (19) checks Winnipeg Jets' Marko Dano (56) during second period NHL action in Winnipeg on Friday, March 18, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

Andrew Ladd scored against his former team and Scott Darling made 28 saves for his first shutout of the season as the Chicago Blackhawks downed the Winnipeg Jets 4-0 on Friday.

The victory halted Chicago's four-game losing streak and was Ladd's first appearance in Winnipeg since the former Jets captain was traded to Chicago on Feb. 25.

Patrick Kane and Marian Hossa opened the scoring 26 seconds apart late in the second period. Tomas Fleischmann also had a goal and Kane added an assist.

It was Darling's 20th game of the season and second shutout of his two-year career with the Blackhawks (42-24-6).

Ondrej Pavelc turned aside 32 shots for Winnipeg (29-37-5), which was starting a four-game homestand.

The Jets traded Ladd to the Blackhawks in a multi-player deal that included current Winnipeg forward Marko Dano.