Jets dump Desert Dogs 5-2 Featured

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Winnipeg, Manitoba (NHN)-Mark Scheifele had a goal and two assists to pace the Winnipeg Jets to a () win over the Arizona Coyotes Saturday night.

Josh Morrissey had a goal and an assist.

The win was their third in a row.

Winnipeg has won 6 of their last 7 games.

Vladislav Namestnikov, Kyle Connor and Mason Appleton also scored for the Jets.

Brendan Dillon had a pair of assists.

Laurent Brossoit made 16 saves for Winnipeg, who moved to 10-5-2 on the season.

Matias Maccelli and Matt Dumba scored for the Coyotes.

Karel Vejmelka stopped 19 shots for Arizona, who dropped to 8-7-2.

Arizona scored 14:53 into the first when Matias Maccelli took a puck off of Jets defenceman Dylan Samberg's skate and fired the disc into a wide open net to make it 1-0.

Mark Scheifele evened the contest 2:11 later when Neal Pionk fed him the puck along the right side boards before attempting a shot which careened off of Alex Kerfoot's stick before he followed up with a backhand shot from the slot, beating Vejmelka low glove side.

The goal was his 6th of the season.

Vladislav Namestnikov gave the Jets the lead at 18:02 when he beat Vejmelka to a loose puck off a Josh Morrissey dump in along the end boards before banking the puck in off of a backchecking Lawson Crouse's skate and into the net.

The goal was his 2nd of the season.

Matt Dumba scored 6:08 into the second period when he redirected a Travis Boyd feed past Brossoit to make it 2-2.

The goal was his 2nd of the season.

Kyle Connor converted a Mark Scheifele cross ice feed 11:26 into the second period to give Winnipeg a 3-2 lead.

Scheifele took control of the puck in the neutral zone before moving in and spotting a wide open Connor and hitting him with a hard pass at the top of the face off circle.

Connor moved in to the face off dot before beating Vejmelka high glove side with a wrister to score his NHL leading 14th goal of the season.

Josh Morrissey scored 4:15 into the third period after Mark Scheifele fed the Jet defenceman a short pass on a 2-on-1 which Morrissey promptly buried to score his 2nd of the season.

Mason Appleton added an empty netter with 2:30 left in regulation to seal the win for the Jets.

Winnipeg is idle until Wednesday when they visit Tampa Bay while Arizona returns home to host Los Angeles on Monday.



Philip Paul-Martin

A well rounded journalist with experience in both print and broadcast mediums, Philip has written news stories with impact, broken national news while at the CBC, anchored radio news and hosted talk show radio. His coverage includes feature writing, game stories and more in-depth pieces during the off-season as well as writing about the National Hockey League and the Winnipeg Jets. He calls Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada home.