Jets kick off three game road trip with a 6-4 win over Kings Featured

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Los Angeles, California (NHN)-Axel Jonsson-Fjallby's redirection off a Brenden Dillon point shot 14:23 into the third period proved to be the game winner as the Winnipeg Jets kicked off a three-game road trip with a 6-4 win over the Los Angeles Kings Thursday night.

The Jets lead early as Mark Scheifele scored on their first shot of the game just over five minutes into the contest.

Los Angeles scored three straight goals to lead 3-2 after the first period.

Winnipeg scored the next three to take control of the game.

The Jets had a pair of power play goals.

Adam Lowry had a goal and an assist for Winnipeg.

Mark Scheifele, Pierre-Luc Dubois, Nate Schmidt and Blake Wheeler scored for the Jets.

Morgan Barron had a pair of assists.

Connor Hellebuyck made 40 saves for Winnipeg, who moved to 4-3-0.

Trevor Moore had a goal and an assist to pace Los Angeles.

Arthur Kaliyev, Blake Lizotte, Gabriel Vilardi scored for the Kings.

Jonathan Quick turned aside 13 shots for Los Angeles, who dropped to 4-5-0.

Mark Scheifele opened the scoring just over five minutes into the game when he blocked a Philip Danault pass high in the Jets end before breaking in alone on Jonathan Quick, beating him with a high glove side wrister to give the Jets a 1-0 lead.

The goal was his 5th of the season.

Los Angeles took the lead with a pair of goals in just over two minutes.

Arthur Kaliyev replied for the Kings at 9:47 on the power play when he took a pass just inside the Winnipeg blue line before breaking in and snapping a low wrist shot past Hellebuyck to tie the game at one.

The goal was his 2nd of the season.

Blake Lizotte stuffed a puck past Hellebucyk when the Jets goaltender failed to seal off his right post to make it 2-1.

Gabriel Vilardi gave the Kings a two-goal lead at 14:33 when Jets defenceman Dylan Samberg put the puck right on Villardi's stick when he was attempting to clear the zone.

Vilardi simply pivoted and slid the puck between Hellebuyck's pads from the left face off circle to make it 3-1.

The goal was his 6th of the season.

Adam Lowry scored shorthanded late in the first period when David Gustafsson sent him in alone on Quick and he made no mistake, sliding the disc between his legs with a backhand to pull the Jets to within a goal.

The goal was his 1st of the season.

Pierre-Luc Dubois tied the contest on the power play at 16:04.

With Blake Lizotte off for slashing, Kyle Connor took a Josh Morrissey cross ice feed at the top of the faceoff circle before faking a shot which drew Kings defenceman Sean Duzi in.

Connor slid the puck to Dubois, who was at the side of the net and the Jet centre moved around Quick and beat him with a wrister just inside the right post.

The goal was his 3rd of the season.

Nate Schmidt gave the Jets the lead late in the second period when Adam Lowry hit him with a crisp pass from the left corner.

Schmidt moved to the center of the ice from the blue line before snapping the disc past Quick from forty feet out to make it 4-3.

The goal was his 1st of the season and broke a 31 game drought for the Winnipeg defenceman.

Trevor Moore tied the game 4:45 into the third when Philip Danault stripped Jets forward Blake Wheeler of the puck as he was attempting to skate the disc out of the Jets zone.

Danault sent Moore in on a breakaway and he made no mistake, snapping the disc past the Winnipeg goaltender, beating him low blocker side to make it 4-4.

Axel Jonsson-Fjallby gave the Jets the lead at 14:23, tipping a Brenden Dillon shot past Quick to make it 5-4.

The goal was his 1st of the season.

Blake Wheeler added an empty netter with 40.8 seconds left to seal the win for the Jets.

Winnipeg travels to Arizona to face the Coyotes Friday while Los Angeles hosts Toronto to wrap up a three-game homestand.



Last modified on Friday, 28 October 2022 05:34
Philip Paul-Martin

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