Winnipeg, Manitoba (NHN)-Paul Stastny scored twice and added an assist to pace the Winnipeg Jets to a 6-4 win over the visiting Nashville Predators Saturday night.

The win was their second straight after they opened up on the road with three straight contests and a single point to show for it.

Adam Lowry, Paul Stastny and Kristian Vesalainen scored for the Jets.

Kyle Connor had a goal and an assist for Winnipeg.

Jet defenceman Nate Schmidt had a pair of assists.

Connor Hellebuyck stopped 26 shots for Winnipeg, who closed out a two-game homestand with a pair of wins (2-2-1).

Colton Sissons, Nick Cousins and Philip Tomasino scored for Nashville.

Jusse Saros turned aside 23 shots for the Predators, who dropped to 1-4-0.

Nashville got the early lead 1:15 into the contest when Colton Sissons converted a Tanner Jeannot cross crease feed past Connor Hellebuyck after the Jets turned the puck over at the blue line and created a 3-on-1.

The goal was his first of the season.

Adam Lowry replied just under a minute and a half later when Dylan DeMelo sent the Jet Centre in alone on Saros and Lowry neatly tucked the puck between his legs on a backhand deke.

The goal was his first of the season.

Pierre-Luc Dubois gave Winnipeg the lead 1:11 into the second period tipping a Nate Schmidt wrister from the point past Saros, redirecting it glove side.

The goal was his fourth of the season.

Paul Stastny gave Winnipeg a two-goal cushion on the power play at 2:34 after he knocked a rebound off a Kyle Connor slap shot past Saros to make it 3-1.

The goal was his first of the season.

Nick Cousins pulled the Predators to within a goal with a power play marker at 13:27 of the second, with Brendan Dillon off for roughing Cousins snapped a loose puck past Hellebuyck to score his first of the season.

Kristian Vesalainen tipped a disc past Saros off a Nate Schmidt shot with 11 seconds remaining in the second period to score his first career NHL goal and restored Winnipeg's two-goal cushion.

Roman Josi scored 3:10 into the third when his shot from the right point hit Jets forward Dominic Toninato and changed direction, beating Hellebuyck blocker side.

Paul Stastny scored 26 seconds later, redirecting a Neal Pionk shot past Saros to make it 5-3 Winnipeg.

The goal was his second of the season.

Kyle Connor scored on the power play at 6:14 when Nate Schmidt set him up for a one timer from the left faceoff circle. Connor make no mistake, hammering the disc past Saros to make it 6-3 Jets.

Philip Tomasino scored on the power play at 13:41, beating Hellebuyck with a high shot to pull Nashville to within a pair of goals.

The goal was his second of the season.

Nashville closes out a two-game road trip tomorrow in Minnesota while Winnipeg travels to Anaheim for a game Tuesday night.

SHOTS-NASHVILLE 30 WINNIPEG 29

ATTENDANCE-14,020

NOTES-Both Jets Centre Mark Scheifele and Captain Blake Wheeler remain in the COVID 19 protocols after testing positive.

Winnipeg, Manitoba (NHN)-Kyle Connor scored twice and added an assist to pace the Winnipeg Jets to a 5-1 win over the visiting Anaheim Ducks Thursday night.

Connor, who hit an empty netter with 2:49 remaining in regulation after Anaheim Head Coach Dallas Eakins elected to pull his goaltender with over four minutes remaining in the third period.

Connor then broke in on a partial breakaway, snapping a wrister past Gibson short side to seal the win for Winnipeg.

"The first one feels great," said a relieved Connor afterward.

"It's always tough … you feel a little pressure. Coming back home from a road trip, the tendency is to come out pretty slow the first period. It feels great. It's a full team effort. Helle played great back there. Special teams, we only got one power play and I thought we moved the puck pretty well," said Connor.

The win was the first of the season for road weary Jets, who kicked off their regular season with a fruitless three-game west coast swing, garnering only a single point for their efforts.

Pierre-Luc Dubois had a goal and an assist for Winnipeg.

Andrew Copp and Josh Morrissey added single goals for the Jets.

Nate Schmidt had a pair of assists.

Connor Hellebuyck made 38 saves for the Jets, who moved to 1-2-1.

Troy Terry scored the lone goal for the Ducks, who dropped to 2-3-0.

John Gibson took the loss for Anaheim, stopping 22 shots.

Troy Terry gave Anaheim an early lead with a power play marker when he redirected a Cam Fowler wrister from the point past Connor Hellebuyck to make it 1-0.

The goal was his first of the season.

The lead didn't last long as Pierre-Luc Dubois evened the contest 1:24 later when he finished off a three-way passing play after breaking into the Anaheim zone by tipping the disc past John Gibson to make it 1-1 at 4:10.

The goal was his third of the season.

Andrew Copp gave the Jets the lead just over a minute into the second when he adeptly redirected a Nate Schmidt pass just beyond Gibson's outstretched pad to make it 2-1 Winnipeg.

The goal was his third of the season.

Josh Morrissey gave Winnipeg a two-goal cushion with a power play marker early into the third period.

With Josh Manson off for tripping Morrissey one timed a Nate Schmidt feed past Gibson, beating the Ducks netminder just inside the left post to make it 3-1 Jets 1:30 into the third.

The goal was his 2nd of the season.

Kyle Connor added an empty netter with 2:49 remaining in regulation to seal the win for the Jets.

Connor scored again with 1:14 remaining, breaking in on a semi-breakaway before snapping a shot past Gibson short side to make it 5-1 Winnipeg.

The goal was his 5th of the season.

Ducks Head Coach Dallas Eakins said the loss was a learning experience for his young club.

“I think it’s a good lesson game. We had good zone time, we had good action at their net, shots-wise, things that haven’t been a real staple of our team in the past. The great lesson is; everybody now these guys they go play video games. In earlier generations we would go in the afternoon to the pool hall and play snooker. And it was always not so much what you make, but what you leave."

Winnipeg is a dangerous team. If you leave something a little too juicy they’re going to put it in your net. So I think it was a great lesson in that. We like our zone time, we like our chances at the net, we like our shot count, we like our attempts, we like the way our power play looked, but we didn’t like what we left. We have to get better at that.”

Both teams see action next on Saturday as Anaheim closes out a four-game road trip in Minnesota while Winnipeg hosts Nashville.

SHOTS-ANAHEIM 39 WINNIPEG 27

ATTENDANCE-13,886

NOTES-Jets C Mark Scheifele was added to the COVID protocol list after a second positive test today.

He joins teammate Blake Wheeler, who is also in isolation after testing postive durin the latter stages of the team's recent road trip.

Both players are subject to a mandatory ten day isolation as per NHL policy.