Connor's goal and 2 assists help Jets beat struggling Stars

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) Patrik Laine is growing fond of playing the Dallas Stars.

Kyle Connor had a goal and two assists, and Laine was one of four others with a goal and an assist as the Winnipeg Jets handed Dallas its fourth straight loss, 5-1 on Tuesday night.

''I wish we played 82 against those guys because I'd have a lot of goals,'' said Laine, who's scored 18 goals in 16 career games against Dallas. ''It just seems like it goes in. Don't have any explanation.''

Nikolaj Ehlers, Josh Morrissey and Mark Scheifele also each had two points for Winnipeg, which is 4-1-0 in its past five games.

Miro Heiskanen scored for the Stars, who are 0-3-1 since ending a seven-game winning streak.

Connor Hellebuyck made 27 saves for Winnipeg (17-10-1), which went 10-3-1 in November.

Anton Khudobin stopped 25 shots for Dallas (15-11-3), which is two points behind the Jets in the Central Division.

''That was our worst game of the year,'' Stars coach Jim Montgomery said. ''And we never responded throughout the game and I apologized to Dobie (Khudobin) after the second (period) for the effort in front of him.''

Winnipeg led 1-0 after the first period and 4-1 after two.

It looked like Laine got the Jets a goal 13 seconds into the game, but Dallas successfully challenged for offside to wipe it away.

Ehlers made it 1-0 at 7:45 when he got the puck in the slot, spun around and beat Khudobin.

''We came out hard, got the first goal after 13 seconds, but we kept going after,'' Ehlers said. ''I don't think we gave them many chances and that's the way we've got to play.''

Winnipeg had an 8-3 advantage in shots on goal after the first period. The three shots allowed was a season-low for the Jets.

Khudobin started the second period by making two pad saves on breakaways by Scheifele and Ehlers, but then the bounces went against him.

Connor notched his 11th of the season off a deflection at 7:56. Morrissey got his goal courtesy of Stars forward Mattias Janmark, who had the rebound go off his skate to make it 3-0 at 11:12.

Heiskanen scored at 17:59 when he went in alone on Hellebuyck, but Laine countered with his eighth of the season just a minute and a half later to restore the Jets' three-goal lead.

''They were better in everything tonight,'' Heiskanen said. ''I don't know. It was a bad game. (Khudobin) was great today, but everyone else was bad.''

The shots on goal after the second were 21-14 for Winnipeg, which was another season-low allowed through two periods for the Jets.

Scheifele made it 5-1 with a wrap-around goal at 13:59 of the third. Laine picked up an assist, giving him the team lead in points with 27. Scheifele has 26.

NOTES: Winnipeg Blue Bombers players Nic Demski, Andrew Harris and Chris Streveler dropped a ceremonial puck to honor the CFL team for winning last month's Grey Cup. ... The Jets announced earlier in the day that D Dmitry Kulikov will be out until late January with an upper-body injury.

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DAL15-11-3
0101
WPG17-10-1
1315
STARS OF THE GAME
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
J. Benn LW00021/4214:273
A. Cogliano LW00-310/0012:250
B. Comeau RW00-201/0016:073
J. Dickinson C00002/6014:033
R. Faksa C00-324/15017:121
D. Gurianov RW00-120/0215:520
M. Heiskanen D10-230/0021:360
R. Hintz C00-114/4015:422
M. Janmark LW01021/2016:090
J. Klingberg D00-110/0024:320
E. Lindell D00-130/0020:022
J. Oleksiak D00-410/0014:572
J. Pavelski C00-224/7014:460
C. Perry RW00010/0511:142
R. Polak D00-100/0016:513
A. Radulov RW00-130/0214:031
T. Seguin C00044/3214:213
A. Sekera D01100/0019:281
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
A. Bitetto D00120/0015:323
K. Connor LW12340/0220:400
A. Copp LW00010/0017:422
C. Dahlstrom D00000/0014:400
N. Ehlers LW11120/0212:241
D. Gustafsson C00001/0007:460
P. Laine RW11330/0219:543
A. Lowry C000110/10515:522
J. Luoto LW00010/0007:520
J. Morrissey D11320/0222:530
M. Perreault RW00010/0014:422
N. Pionk D01140/0023:241
T. Poolman D01220/0019:291
J. Roslovic RW00210/0014:051
L. Sbisa D01110/0020:533
M. Scheifele C113412/6021:481
L. Shaw RW00000/2008:230
B. Wheeler RW011118/3015:500
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
A. Khudobin (L)3052560:00
GOALIESSA
A. Khudobin (L)30
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
C. Hellebuyck (W)2812760:00
GOALIESSA
C. Hellebuyck (W)28
Denis Gurianov shot on goal (Slap shot)
DAL:GoalsShots
WPG:GoalsShots
Full Play By Play
GOALS
  • 3RD PERIOD
    • WPG
      13:59GOAL Mark Scheifele (Wrap shot), Assists: Patrik Laine and Kyle Connor
  • 2ND PERIOD
    • WPG
      19:29GOAL Patrik Laine (Wrist shot), Assists: Mark Scheifele and Kyle Connor
    • DAL
      17:59GOAL Miro Heiskanen (Wrist shot), Assists: Andrej Sekera and Mattias Janmark
    • WPG
      11:12GOAL Josh Morrissey (Wrist shot), Assists: Nikolaj Ehlers and Blake Wheeler
    • WPG
      07:56GOAL Kyle Connor , Assists: Josh Morrissey and Tucker Poolman
  • 1ST PERIOD
    • WPG
      07:45GOAL Nikolaj Ehlers (Wrist shot), Assists: Neal Pionk and Luca Sbisa
PENALTIES
  • 3RD PERIOD
    • WPG
      07:56Kyle Connor penalty Slashing - 2 min.
    • DAL
      07:26Denis Gurianov penalty High Sticking - 2 min.
    • WPG
      06:42Adam Lowry penalty Fighting - 5 min.
    • DAL
      06:42Corey Perry penalty Fighting - 5 min.
    • WPG
      06:42Nikolaj Ehlers penalty Slashing - 2 min.
    • DAL
      06:42Jamie Benn penalty Slashing - 2 min.
  • 2ND PERIOD
    • WPG
      16:39Patrik Laine penalty Cross Checking - 2 min.
    • DAL
      16:05Tyler Seguin penalty Cross Checking - 2 min.
    • WPG
      02:23Josh Morrissey penalty Holding - 2 min.
  • 1ST PERIOD
    • DAL
      02:36Alexander Radulov penalty Slashing - 2 min.
TEAM STATS
DAL
WPG
Shots on Goal2830
Goals in Power Play00
Faceoff Wins2141
Penalties55
Major Penalties00
Minor Penalties00
Misconducts00
TEAM STATS
DAL
Shots on Goal28
Goals in Power Play0
Faceoff Wins21
Penalties5
Major Penalties0
Minor Penalties0
Misconducts0
123T
DAL15-11-3
0101
WPG17-10-1
1315
STARS OF THE GAME
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
J. Benn LW00021/4214:273
A. Cogliano LW00-310/0012:250
B. Comeau RW00-201/0016:073
J. Dickinson C00002/6014:033
R. Faksa C00-324/15017:121
D. Gurianov RW00-120/0215:520
M. Heiskanen D10-230/0021:360
R. Hintz C00-114/4015:422
M. Janmark LW01021/2016:090
J. Klingberg D00-110/0024:320
E. Lindell D00-130/0020:022
J. Oleksiak D00-410/0014:572
J. Pavelski C00-224/7014:460
C. Perry RW00010/0511:142
R. Polak D00-100/0016:513
A. Radulov RW00-130/0214:031
T. Seguin C00044/3214:213
A. Sekera D01100/0019:281
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
A. Bitetto D00120/0015:323
K. Connor LW12340/0220:400
A. Copp LW00010/0017:422
C. Dahlstrom D00000/0014:400
N. Ehlers LW11120/0212:241
D. Gustafsson C00001/0007:460
P. Laine RW11330/0219:543
A. Lowry C000110/10515:522
J. Luoto LW00010/0007:520
J. Morrissey D11320/0222:530
M. Perreault RW00010/0014:422
N. Pionk D01140/0023:241
T. Poolman D01220/0019:291
J. Roslovic RW00210/0014:051
L. Sbisa D01110/0020:533
M. Scheifele C113412/6021:481
L. Shaw RW00000/2008:230
B. Wheeler RW011118/3015:500
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
A. Khudobin (L)3052560:00
GOALIESSA
A. Khudobin (L)30
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
C. Hellebuyck (W)2812760:00
GOALIESSA
C. Hellebuyck (W)28
STARS OF THE GAME
123T
DAL15-11-3
0101
WPG17-10-1
1315
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
J. Benn LW00021/4214:273
A. Cogliano LW00-310/0012:250
B. Comeau RW00-201/0016:073
J. Dickinson C00002/6014:033
R. Faksa C00-324/15017:121
D. Gurianov RW00-120/0215:520
M. Heiskanen D10-230/0021:360
R. Hintz C00-114/4015:422
M. Janmark LW01021/2016:090
J. Klingberg D00-110/0024:320
E. Lindell D00-130/0020:022
J. Oleksiak D00-410/0014:572
J. Pavelski C00-224/7014:460
C. Perry RW00010/0511:142
R. Polak D00-100/0016:513
A. Radulov RW00-130/0214:031
T. Seguin C00044/3214:213
A. Sekera D01100/0019:281
Total1202821/4113-26
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
A. Bitetto D00120/0015:323
K. Connor LW12340/0220:400
A. Copp LW00010/0017:422
C. Dahlstrom D00000/0014:400
N. Ehlers LW11120/0212:241
D. Gustafsson C00001/0007:460
P. Laine RW11330/0219:543
A. Lowry C000110/10515:522
J. Luoto LW00010/0007:520
J. Morrissey D11320/0222:530
M. Perreault RW00010/0014:422
N. Pionk D01140/0023:241
T. Poolman D01220/0019:291
J. Roslovic RW00210/0014:051
L. Sbisa D01110/0020:533
M. Scheifele C113412/6021:481
L. Shaw RW00000/2008:230
B. Wheeler RW011118/3015:500
Total51003041/2113-20
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
A. Khudobin (L)3052560:00
GOALIESSA
A. Khudobin (L)30
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
C. Hellebuyck (W)2812760:00
GOALIESSA
C. Hellebuyck (W)28
GOALS
  • 3RD PERIOD
  • 2ND PERIOD
  • 1ST PERIOD
PENALTIES
  • 3RD PERIOD
  • 2ND PERIOD
  • 1ST PERIOD
  • 3RD PERIOD
  • 2ND PERIOD
  • 1ST PERIOD

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DAL15-11-3
0101
WPG17-10-1
1315
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