Jets down Blackhawks 6-2 Featured

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Winnipeg, Manitoba (NHN)-Kyle Connor scored twice to pace the the Winnipeg Jets to a 6-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks Thursday night.

Bryan Little and Jack Roslovic each scored and added an assist for Winnipeg.

Paul Stastny, Joel Armia added singles for Winnipeg, who kicked off a six-game homestand with a win.

Jacob Trouba had a pair of assists for the Jets, his first game back after missing 20 games with injury.

Connor Hellebuyck picked up the win for the Jets, his 36th of the season, turning aside 37 shots.

Anton Forsberg and J.F. Berube combined to stop 25 shots for the Blackhawks Brandon Saad scored 11 seconds into the contest, breaking in on his off wing before burying a wrister short side on Winnipeg goaltender Connor Hellebuyck to make it 1-0 Chicago.

The goal was his 16th of the season.

Winnipeg challenged the play, claiming it was offside but after review the goal was allowed to stand and the Jets were assessed a delay of game penalty.

The Blackhawks lead was short lived however as Paul Stastny evened the contest at 3:43 relaying a Nikolaj Ehlers pass past Chicago goaltender Anton Forsberg to make it 1-1.

Joel Armia gave the Jets the lead at 5:18, tipping a Jacob Trouba shot from the point past Forsberg to make it 2-1.

The goal was his 12th of the season.

Winnipeg extended their lead 9:26 into the first period when Jack Roslovic stripped Artem Anisimov of the puck in the neutral zone before skating in and wiring a wrister past Forsberg, beating him high glove side to score his 4th of the season.

The goal ended Forsberg's night as he was replaced by J.F. Berube but the change made little difference as the Jets offence kept coming.

Bryan Little made it 4-1 at 17:36, taking a feed on the fly Jacob Trouba before breaking into the Chicago zone and snapping a high wrister past Berube, beating him blocker side.

The goal was his 14th of the season.

Kyle Connor made it 5-1 at 18:20, converting a Bryan Little feed by tapping the pass past Berube to score his 24th of the season.

Chicago cut into the Winnipeg lead on the power play 15:36 into the second period when Patrick Sharp converted a Nick Schmaltz feed from behind the net to make it 5-2.

Kyle Connor added an empty netter with 49 seconds left in regulation to seal the win for the Jets.

SHOTS-CHICAGO 27 WINNIPEG 39

ATTENDANCE-15,294

Last modified on Friday, 16 March 2018 02:45
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.