Jets edge Sens 4-3 Featured

Tuesday, 06 April 2021 01:48 Written by  Published in Game Stories
Winnipeg, Manitoba (NHN)-Pierre-Luc Dubois scored twice and Connor Hellebuyck made 20 saves as the Winnipeg Jets downed the Ottawa Senators by a 4-3 score Monday night.

The game wasn't originally on the schedule but the NHL had Ottawa visit Winnipeg after the Vancouver Canucks had 16 players test positive for the COVID virus over the weekend and their two-game series with the Jets was postponed.

The win moved Winnipeg past Edmonton for sole possession of second place in the NHL's North Division as Montreal beat the Oilers 3-2 in overtime.

Adam Lowry and Kyle Connor also scored for Winnipeg.

Andrew Copp and Nikolaj Ehlers each had two assists.

Connor Hellebuyck picked up the win for the Jets, who moved to 23-13-3 Ryan Dzingel had a goal and an assist for the Senators.

Josh Norris and Connor Brown also scored for Ottawa.

Anton Forsberg turned aside 42 shots for the Senators, who dropped to 13-22-4.

Pierre-Luc Dubois scored 2:10 into the contest when Blake Wheeler found him cutting for the net from the corner and hit him with a backhand pass from behind the goal line.

Dubois snapped a quick shot, beating Forsberg blocker side just inside the right goal post to give the Jets a 1-0 lead.

Adam Lowry gave the Jets a 2-0 lead 4:18 into the second period when he converted an Andrew Copp feed, beating Forsberg with a high wrister.

The goal was his 8th of the season.

Ryan Dzignel replied for Ottawa 29 seconds later when a defensive miscue by Blake Wheeler put the puck right on Dzingel's stick behind the Winnipeg net.

Dzingel stuffed the disc behind Hellebuyck to get the Senators on the board.

The goal was his 8th of the season.

Pierre-Luc Dubois got his second goal of the night with a power play marker when Andrew Copp found him alone at the hash mark.

Dubois one timed the disc past Forsberg to put Winnipeg up 3-1.

The goal was his 9th of the season.

Kyle Connor scored at 16:12 of the second after his intended pass went in off of backchecking forward Chris Tierney's stick to give Winnipeg a 4-1 lead.

The goal was his 18th of the season.

With Logan Stanley off for roughing Josh Norris fired a power play goal when Ryan Dzingel hit him with a crisp pass from the corner at the top of the opposite circle.

Norris beat Hellebuyck with a hard wrister, glove side to cut the lead in half making it 4-2.

The goal was his 9th of the season.

Connor Brown pulled the Senators to within a goal with 3:09 remaining in regulation after taking a nifty drop pass from Artem Anisimov in the slot and firing a wrister past Hellebuyck to make it 4-3.

The goal was his 10th of the season.

The Senators pulled their goaltender in an effort to get the tying goal but Winnipeg hung on to post the win.

Ottawa returns home to face Edmonton on Wednesday while Winnipeg travels to Montreal Thursday.


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.