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Jeremy Swayman stopped 36 shots for his third shutout of the season as the Boston Bruins defeated the Winnipeg Jets 3-0 on Thursday.

The win also halted the Bruins’ league-leading streak at only two games losing skid of the season.

Trent Frederic, Pavel Zacha and Tomas Nosek, in an empty net, scored for Boston (51-11-5), which is playing the third game of a five-five road trip.

Swayman’s shutout was the eighth of his career and came in his 26th start of the season.

The Jets (38-28-3) are 2-2-0 in their past four games and 4-9-2 in their last 15 contests.

Connor Hellebuyck stopped 21 shots for Winnipeg.

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Goals by Frederic and Zacha helped shut down the Jets

Trent Frederic and Pavel Zacha shared the goals for Boston as the Bruins shut out Winnipeg 3-0 on Wednesday night.

The Jets were 0-for-5 on the power play and Boston finished 0-for-3.

The Bruins led 2-0 after the first period.

Frederic had the visitors on the scoreboard 50 minutes into the game. Tyler Bertuzzi picked up a loose puck while cruising behind the Winnipeg net and passed it to Frederic, who scored his 16th goal of the season.

He drew cheers from the many fans at the Canadian Lifestyle Center wearing Bruins jerseys.

Zacha made it 2-0 after receiving the puck following a Winnipeg turnover in the Boston end. He tasted a high shot over Hellebuyck’s respect at 13:22.

Swayman was in fine form, stopping Kyle Connor’s shot from close range midway through the first as Winnipeg outshot Boston 13-7.

Connor also hit a post midway through the second half. He finished with six shots and has gone eight games without a goal.

Winnipeg holds a 24-15 edge in shots on goal through two periods. Boston managed just a couple shots on Hellebuyck during the power play early in the third.

Nosek scored into the empty net with six minutes remaining.

Jets head coach Rick Bowness announced after Wednesday’s skate that forward Sam Gagner will miss the rest of the season due to hip surgery.

Gagner, 33, recently had surgery on one hip and will have another operation in two weeks on the other, Bowness said.

The 16-year-old veteran, from London, Ont., last played on Dec. 28 and had eight goals and six assists in 48 games. He finished his first season in Winnipeg with a total of 1,015 NHL games. for seven groups.

Winnipeg center Pierre-Luc Dubois missed a fourth consecutive game with an upper body injury. But star defenseman Josh Morrissey remains on the ice after two games out with a lower-body injury.

The Jets are out for a back-to-back road trip, starting Saturday afternoon against the Nashville Predators and Sunday night against the St. Louis Blues.