Scheifele scores 3 times as Jets beat Senators 5-1

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) Mark Scheifele broke out of his slump in a big way.

Scheifele snapped a 12-game scoring drought with three power-play goals, helping the Winnipeg Jets beat the Ottawa Senators 5-1 on Thursday night.

''It's not about goals, it's not about assists, it's about playing the right game,'' Scheifele said. ''You get your chances, you watch your games over so you know what to fix, you know what to work on and that's what it's all about.

''You continue to work on your game whether you're scoring or not, but like I said before the main focus here is winning games.''

Kyle Connor and Nikolaj Ehlers also scored for the Jets (32-25-5), who improved to 7-2-1 over their last 10 and lead the wild-card standings in the Western Conference. Laurent Brossoit made 29 saves for his sixth win of the season.

Nick Paul scored for the Senators (21-29-11). Marcus Hogberg stopped 29 shots.

''We just didn't play smart enough,'' Senators coach D.J. Smith said. ''We turned a lot of pucks over. I didn't think we got to their net nearly enough. We've got to be a little bit harder offensively.''

Newly acquired Jets defenseman Dylan DeMelo faced his former team in his first game with Winnipeg. The Senators traded DeMelo to the Jets on Tuesday night in exchange for a third-round pick.

DeMelo said it was a little strange to line up against his former teammates, but he liked what he saw from the Jets.

''I was obviously impressed with our team,'' he said. ''I think we've got a really good group of guys in here. Once we got settled in and played our game the power play came up huge with a couple goals and then we really found our game and you can tell the guys can make some plays out there.''

Trailing 4-1, the Senators pushed back in the third, but were unable to find a way to beat Brossoit again.

Scheifele made it a hat trick when he scored late in the period.

The Jets extended their lead early in the second when Connor won the battle for position in front of the net and jammed home a loose puck.

Winnipeg made it 4-1 just over a minute later. Ehlers beat Ron Hainsey to a rebound in front and put it past Hogberg.

Paul opened the scoring with a wrist shot from the slot, giving the Senators a 1-0 lead 11:50 into the first.

''Starting to feel confident,'' said Paul, who scored his eighth of the season. ''Feeling good with the puck and just ended up trying things. I work on my shot a lot.''

Scheifele then scored twice in a span of 1:11 to hit the 25-goal mark for the year.

Ottawa's Drake Batherson was involved in his first NHL fight when he dropped the gloves with Winnipeg's Jansen Harkins in the first period.

NOTES: Ottawa's Vladislav Namestnikov was a late scratch, leading to speculation he could be moved before Monday's trade deadline. ... Ottawa G Anders Nilsson has been practicing with his teammates, but there remains no date for his return following a concussion. ... D Cody Goloubef was placed on waivers by the Senators.

UP NEXT

Jets: Visit the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday.

Senators: Host the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night.

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123T
WPG32-25-5
2215
OTT21-29-11
1001
STARS OF THE GAME
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
M. Appleton RW00020/01011:110
N. Beaulieu D00000/0019:212
G. Bourque LW00000/0010:134
K. Connor LW11130/0020:400
A. Copp C010111/5018:160
D. DeMelo D00000/0018:360
N. Ehlers LW10040/0014:561
J. Harkins LW00000/1507:440
D. Kulikov D00100/0217:041
P. Laine RW02020/0219:120
J. Morrissey D01030/0218:420
N. Pionk D02150/0220:243
T. Poolman D00010/01220:032
J. Roslovic RW00032/6012:221
M. Scheifele C311520/15020:420
L. Shaw RW01010/0009:180
N. Shore C00003/6014:172
B. Wheeler C01140/0018:592
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
A. Anisimov C00113/5016:340
D. Batherson RW00-110/0513:033
C. Brown RW00-100/1017:470
T. Chabot D00030/0024:312
A. Duclair RW00-120/0215:570
A. Englund D00010/0012:205
T. Ennis LW00020/0014:212
C. Goloubef D00020/0015:090
R. Hainsey D00001/0022:221
J. Hawryluk RW00000/0212:503
J. Pageau C00-1410/91217:071
N. Paul LW10146/3013:341
M. Reilly D00-110/0017:251
S. Sabourin RW00010/01007:143
C. Tierney C00-126/8215:470
B. Tkachuk LW00-143/61417:173
C. White C00104/4015:130
N. Zaitsev D00-120/0022:462
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
L. Brossoit (W)301290.96760:00
GOALIESSA
L. Brossoit (W)30
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
M. Hogberg (L)345290.85359:52
GOALIESSA
M. Hogberg (L)34
Jack Roslovic shot on goal (Wrist shot)
WPG:GoalsShots
OTT:GoalsShots
Full Play By Play
GOALS
  • 3RD PERIOD
    • WPG
      18:27(PP) GOAL Mark Scheifele (Wrist shot), Assists: Logan Shaw and Josh Morrissey
  • 2ND PERIOD
    • WPG
      05:54GOAL Nikolaj Ehlers (Backhand shot), Assists: Blake Wheeler and Mark Scheifele
    • WPG
      04:52GOAL Kyle Connor (Wrist shot), Assists: Neal Pionk and Andrew Copp
  • 1ST PERIOD
    • WPG
      17:46(PP) GOAL Mark Scheifele , Assists: Neal Pionk and Patrik Laine
    • WPG
      16:35(PP) GOAL Mark Scheifele (Snap shot), Assists: Kyle Connor and Patrik Laine
    • OTT
      11:50GOAL Nick Paul (Wrist shot)
PENALTIES
  • 3RD PERIOD
    • OTT
      17:28Brady Tkachuk penalty Gross Misconduct - 10 min.
    • WPG
      17:28Tucker Poolman penalty Gross Misconduct - 10 min.
    • OTT
      17:28Brady Tkachuk penalty Roughing - 2 min., served by Drake Batherson
    • OTT
      17:28Brady Tkachuk penalty Roughing - 2 min.
    • WPG
      17:28Mason Appleton penalty Gross Misconduct - 10 min.
    • OTT
      17:28Jean-Gabriel Pageau penalty Gross Misconduct - 10 min.
    • WPG
      17:28Tucker Poolman penalty Roughing - 2 min.
    • OTT
      11:23Scott Sabourin penalty Gross Misconduct - 10 min.
    • OTT
      11:23Bench penalty Too Many Men on the Ice - 2 min., served by Brady Tkachuk
    • WPG
      06:27Patrik Laine penalty Tripping - 2 min.
    • OTT
      06:15Anthony Duclair penalty Hooking - 2 min.
    • WPG
      54.0Dmitry Kulikov penalty Holding - 2 min.
  • 2ND PERIOD
    • OTT
      17:43Jean-Gabriel Pageau penalty Interference - 2 min.
    • WPG
      10:41Neal Pionk penalty Hooking - 2 min.
  • 1ST PERIOD
    • WPG
      18:00Josh Morrissey penalty Slashing - 2 min.
    • OTT
      17:51Drake Batherson penalty Fighting - 5 min.
    • WPG
      17:51Jansen Harkins penalty Fighting - 5 min.
    • OTT
      16:57Jayce Hawryluk penalty High Sticking - 2 min.
    • OTT
      15:32Chris Tierney penalty Hooking - 2 min.
TEAM STATS
WPG
OTT
Shots on Goal3430
Goals in Power Play30
Faceoff Wins3633
Penalties811
Major Penalties11
Minor Penalties57
Misconducts23
TEAM STATS
WPG
Shots on Goal34
Goals in Power Play3
Faceoff Wins36
Penalties8
Major Penalties1
Minor Penalties5
Misconducts2
123T
WPG32-25-5
2215
OTT21-29-11
1001
STARS OF THE GAME
14.7 %SHOT %3.3 %
0.967 %SAVE %0.853 %
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
M. Appleton RW00020/01011:110
N. Beaulieu D00000/0019:212
G. Bourque LW00000/0010:134
K. Connor LW11130/0020:400
A. Copp C010111/5018:160
D. DeMelo D00000/0018:360
N. Ehlers LW10040/0014:561
J. Harkins LW00000/1507:440
D. Kulikov D00100/0217:041
P. Laine RW02020/0219:120
J. Morrissey D01030/0218:420
N. Pionk D02150/0220:243
T. Poolman D00010/01220:032
J. Roslovic RW00032/6012:221
M. Scheifele C311520/15020:420
L. Shaw RW01010/0009:180
N. Shore C00003/6014:172
B. Wheeler C01140/0018:592
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
A. Anisimov C00113/5016:340
D. Batherson RW00-110/0513:033
C. Brown RW00-100/1017:470
T. Chabot D00030/0024:312
A. Duclair RW00-120/0215:570
A. Englund D00010/0012:205
T. Ennis LW00020/0014:212
C. Goloubef D00020/0015:090
R. Hainsey D00001/0022:221
J. Hawryluk RW00000/0212:503
J. Pageau C00-1410/91217:071
N. Paul LW10146/3013:341
M. Reilly D00-110/0017:251
S. Sabourin RW00010/01007:143
C. Tierney C00-126/8215:470
B. Tkachuk LW00-143/61417:173
C. White C00104/4015:130
N. Zaitsev D00-120/0022:462
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
L. Brossoit (W)301290.96760:00
GOALIESSA
L. Brossoit (W)30
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
M. Hogberg (L)345290.85359:52
GOALIESSA
M. Hogberg (L)34
STARS OF THE GAME
123T
WPG32-25-5
2215
OTT21-29-11
1001
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
M. Appleton RW00020/01011:110
N. Beaulieu D00000/0019:212
G. Bourque LW00000/0010:134
K. Connor LW11130/0020:400
A. Copp C010111/5018:160
D. DeMelo D00000/0018:360
N. Ehlers LW10040/0014:561
J. Harkins LW00000/1507:440
D. Kulikov D00100/0217:041
P. Laine RW02020/0219:120
J. Morrissey D01030/0218:420
N. Pionk D02150/0220:243
T. Poolman D00010/01220:032
J. Roslovic RW00032/6012:221
M. Scheifele C311520/15020:420
L. Shaw RW01010/0009:180
N. Shore C00003/6014:172
B. Wheeler C01140/0018:592
Total51003436/3335-18
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
A. Anisimov C00113/5016:340
D. Batherson RW00-110/0513:033
C. Brown RW00-100/1017:470
T. Chabot D00030/0024:312
A. Duclair RW00-120/0215:570
A. Englund D00010/0012:205
T. Ennis LW00020/0014:212
C. Goloubef D00020/0015:090
R. Hainsey D00001/0022:221
J. Hawryluk RW00000/0212:503
J. Pageau C00-1410/91217:071
N. Paul LW10146/3013:341
M. Reilly D00-110/0017:251
S. Sabourin RW00010/01007:143
C. Tierney C00-126/8215:470
B. Tkachuk LW00-143/61417:173
C. White C00104/4015:130
N. Zaitsev D00-120/0022:462
Total1003033/3649-27
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
L. Brossoit (W)301290.96760:00
GOALIESSA
L. Brossoit (W)30
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
M. Hogberg (L)345290.85359:52
GOALIESSA
M. Hogberg (L)34
GOALS
  • 3RD PERIOD
  • 2ND PERIOD
  • 1ST PERIOD
PENALTIES
  • 3RD PERIOD
  • 2ND PERIOD
  • 1ST PERIOD
  • 3RD PERIOD
  • 2ND PERIOD
  • 1ST PERIOD

123T
WPG32-25-5
2215
OTT21-29-11
1001
TEAM STATS
3.19
GF AVG
3.21
GA AVG
.61
Power Play
3.26
GF AVG
3.98
GA AVG
.56
Power Play
All times are US/Eastern.