Thursday, 11 October 2018 01:35

Jets edge Kings 2-1 in season opener

Winnipeg, Manitoba (NHN)-Kyle Connor scored the game winner just over halfway through the third period on a power play as the Winnipeg Jets won their home opener, edging the Los Angeles Kings 2-1 Tuesday night.

Connor, who has goals in each of Winnipeg's first three games this season, managed to poke a puck past Kings goaltender Jack Campbell who had the misfortune of having the disc go through his legs after LA defenceman Alec Martinez redirected it through his legs.

The disc appeared to be destined to crossing the goal line which would have had Wheeler scoring the game winner but the second-year winger helped the puck over the goal line to record the game winning tally.

"Yeah for sure it's (puck) there. It's kind of a reactionary play," said Connor afterward.

Published in Game Stories