Jets down Canucks 5-2 Featured

Wednesday, 03 March 2021 03:31 Written by  Published in Game Stories
Winnipeg, Manitoba (NHN)-Kyle Connor and Blake Wheeler each scored and added a pair of assists and Laurent Brossoit stopped 30 shots as the Winnipeg Jets downed the Vancouver Canucks by a 5-2 score Tuesday night.

Mason Appleton, Matthieu Perreault and Paul Stastny also scored for Winnipeg, who rebounded from their 4-0 shutout loss 24 hours earlier to move to 14-7-1 on the season and overtook the idle Edmonton Oilers for 2nd place in the NHL's North Division with 29 points.

Mark Scheifele had three assists for Winnipeg.

Laurent Brossoit made 30 saves for the Jets.

Elias Pettersson and J.T. Miller scored for the Canucks.

Brock Boeser had a pair of assists for Vancouver.

Braden Holtby stopped 34 shots for the Canucks, who dropped to 9-15-2.

Mason Appleton got the Jets on the board 5:15 into the first when he crashed the net and knocked a rebound off a Adam Lowry backhand shot just inside the left post to make it 1-0 Winnipeg.

The goal was his 6th of the season.

Eilas Pettersson evened the contest at 8:34 when Brock Boeser beat Nathan Beaulieu to a puck along the end boards to negate an icing call.

Boeser curled towards the boards with the puck before hitting Pettersson, who had cruised into the high slot, with a crisp pass.

Pettersson made no mistake, snapping a high shot past Brossoit's glove hand to make it 1-1.

The goal was his 10th of the season.

Matthieu Perreault gave the Jets a 2-1 lead late in the first period when he intercepted a weak backhand pass by Brandon Sutter with his skate in the high slot before moving in and beating Holtby with a low backhand shot at 19:57.

"Ya I guess our line was called last second and I jumped on and I saw it was ten seconds so I guess I kinda just sprinted a bit on the ice and somehow that puck got loose in their end and I was able to jump on it," said Perreault.

With Jordie Benn off for tripping Kyle Connor gave the Jets a two-goal lead when he converted a Blake Wheeler feed past Holtby, beating him with a low shot to make it 3-1 Winnipeg.

The goal was his 11th of the season.

J.T. Miller pulled the Canucks to within a goal on the power play with five seconds left in the second period.

With Tucker Poolman off for high sticking Miller found open ice inside the the faceoff circle before Quinn Hughes fed him a perfect pass, which Miller blasted past Brossoit beating him high blocker side to make it 3-2 at 19:55.

The goal was his 6th of the season.

The Jets took a 4-2 lead at 9:14 when Blake Wheeler found Paul Stastny alone in front and the Jet winger beat Holtby with a high shot just under the cross bar to make it 4-2.

Winnipeg visits Montreal Thursday while Vancouver hosts Toronto.

SHOTS-VANCOUVER 32 WINNIPEG 39

Last modified on Wednesday, 03 March 2021 04:14
Philip Paul-Martin

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