Kyle Connor scores twice in 3rd period, Jets beat Oilers 4-2

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) Kyle Connor scored twice in the third period in the Winnipeg Jets' 4-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday night.

Blake Wheeler and Patrik Laine also scored and Connor Hellebuyck made 36 saves for the Jets. They have won four in a row to move into a wild-card spot in the Western Conference.

''It was a weird game, we had some pretty awesome efforts at our goal line to keep pucks out,'' Wheeler said. ''Our goalie was really good again, and I think we just kind of stayed with it and allowed the game to evolve and we were able to get some opportunities that we were able to capitalize on.''

The Jets are 11-5-1 in their past 17 games, and Hellebuyck's play has been a major factor.

''He's been our best player all year and it showed again tonight,'' Connor said. ''He was outstanding, he never wavered in confidence.''

Tyler Ennis and Connor McDavid scored for the Oilers. They have lost two straight.

''That's karma,'' McDavid said. ''We have had a couple of games where we have gotten points where we probably didn't deserve points. Tonight, I thought our game was pretty good and we don't get any points. That is the way it goes.''

Connor made it 3-2 29 seconds into the third, going in alone for his 37th goal of the season and 200th career NHL point. He added No. 38 into an empty net.

''We buckled down and we needed two points,'' Wheeler said.

NOTES: Jets head coach Paul Maurice became the fifth NHL coach to reach 1,600th NHL games, joining Scotty Bowman (2,141), Joel Quenneville (1,705), Barry Trotz (1,673), and Al Arbour (1,607). ... The Jets are 11-5-1 in their past 17 games.

UP NEXT

Jets: At Calgary on Saturday night.

Oilers: Host New York Islanders on Friday night.

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123T
WPG37-28-6
0224
EDM37-25-9
0202
STARS OF THE GAME
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
M. Appleton RW00-100/0012:010
N. Beaulieu D01100/0014:383
K. Connor LW20040/0219:010
A. Copp C00020/0016:300
D. DeMelo D00200/0023:572
C. Eakin C01206/5014:380
N. Ehlers LW01210/0015:460
D. Kulikov D00-110/0021:481
P. Laine RW10120/0012:041
A. Lowry C00035/6013:431
J. Morrissey D01310/0022:591
M. Perreault LW00000/0008:373
N. Pionk D01-150/0023:125
T. Poolman D00000/0013:121
J. Roslovic C00020/0014:431
M. Scheifele C01014/12021:350
N. Shore C00013/3009:540
B. Wheeler RW11220/0019:181
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
J. Archibald RW00000/0011:321
A. Athanasiou RW00010/0011:580
E. Bear D00010/0027:400
M. Benning D00-120/0010:151
A. Chiasson RW00-100/0013:510
L. Draisaitl C00-2316/4022:221
T. Ennis LW10-170/0016:590
C. Jones D00-210/0013:080
Z. Kassian RW01030/0014:213
J. Khaira LW00002/2008:481
O. Klefbom D00040/0020:430
A. Larsson D00010/0019:234
C. McDavid C10-146/10023:351
J. Neal LW00010/0013:043
R. Nugent-Hopkins LW00-120/0018:340
D. Nurse D01-130/0027:202
R. Sheahan C00022/2009:280
K. Yamamoto RW01-130/0019:011
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
C. Hellebuyck (W)382360.94760:00
GOALIESSA
C. Hellebuyck (W)38
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
M. Smith (L)243210.87557:58
GOALIESSA
M. Smith (L)24
GOAL Kyle Connor (Empty net shot), Assists: Mark Scheifele and Josh Morrissey
WPG:GoalsShots
EDM:GoalsShots
Full Play By Play
GOALS
  • 3RD PERIOD
    • WPG
      19:20GOAL Kyle Connor (Empty net shot), Assists: Mark Scheifele and Josh Morrissey
    • WPG
      29.0GOAL Kyle Connor (Wrist shot), Assists: Blake Wheeler and Neal Pionk
  • 2ND PERIOD
    • EDM
      18:23GOAL Connor McDavid (Wrist shot), Assists: Zack Kassian and Darnell Nurse
    • WPG
      16:28GOAL Patrik Laine (Wrist shot), Assist: Cody Eakin
    • WPG
      09:25GOAL Blake Wheeler (Tip-in shot), Assists: Nikolaj Ehlers and Nathan Beaulieu
    • EDM
      09.0GOAL Tyler Ennis (Wrist shot), Assist: Kailer Yamamoto
    PENALTIES
        • 1ST PERIOD
          • WPG
            15:11Kyle Connor penalty Hooking - 2 min.
        TEAM STATS
        WPG
        EDM
        Shots on Goal2538
        Goals in Power Play00
        Faceoff Wins1826
        Penalties10
        Major Penalties00
        Minor Penalties10
        Misconducts00
        TEAM STATS
        WPG
        Shots on Goal25
        Goals in Power Play0
        Faceoff Wins18
        Penalties1
        Major Penalties0
        Minor Penalties1
        Misconducts0
        123T
        WPG37-28-6
        0224
        EDM37-25-9
        0202
        STARS OF THE GAME
        16.0 %SHOT %5.3 %
        0.947 %SAVE %0.840 %
        SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
        M. Appleton RW00-100/0012:010
        N. Beaulieu D01100/0014:383
        K. Connor LW20040/0219:010
        A. Copp C00020/0016:300
        D. DeMelo D00200/0023:572
        C. Eakin C01206/5014:380
        N. Ehlers LW01210/0015:460
        D. Kulikov D00-110/0021:481
        P. Laine RW10120/0012:041
        A. Lowry C00035/6013:431
        J. Morrissey D01310/0022:591
        M. Perreault LW00000/0008:373
        N. Pionk D01-150/0023:125
        T. Poolman D00000/0013:121
        J. Roslovic C00020/0014:431
        M. Scheifele C01014/12021:350
        N. Shore C00013/3009:540
        B. Wheeler RW11220/0019:181
        SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
        J. Archibald RW00000/0011:321
        A. Athanasiou RW00010/0011:580
        E. Bear D00010/0027:400
        M. Benning D00-120/0010:151
        A. Chiasson RW00-100/0013:510
        L. Draisaitl C00-2316/4022:221
        T. Ennis LW10-170/0016:590
        C. Jones D00-210/0013:080
        Z. Kassian RW01030/0014:213
        J. Khaira LW00002/2008:481
        O. Klefbom D00040/0020:430
        A. Larsson D00010/0019:234
        C. McDavid C10-146/10023:351
        J. Neal LW00010/0013:043
        R. Nugent-Hopkins LW00-120/0018:340
        D. Nurse D01-130/0027:202
        R. Sheahan C00022/2009:280
        K. Yamamoto RW01-130/0019:011
        GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
        C. Hellebuyck (W)382360.94760:00
        GOALIESSA
        C. Hellebuyck (W)38
        GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
        M. Smith (L)243210.87557:58
        GOALIESSA
        M. Smith (L)24
        STARS OF THE GAME
        123T
        WPG37-28-6
        0224
        EDM37-25-9
        0202
        SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
        M. Appleton RW00-100/0012:010
        N. Beaulieu D01100/0014:383
        K. Connor LW20040/0219:010
        A. Copp C00020/0016:300
        D. DeMelo D00200/0023:572
        C. Eakin C01206/5014:380
        N. Ehlers LW01210/0015:460
        D. Kulikov D00-110/0021:481
        P. Laine RW10120/0012:041
        A. Lowry C00035/6013:431
        J. Morrissey D01310/0022:591
        M. Perreault LW00000/0008:373
        N. Pionk D01-150/0023:125
        T. Poolman D00000/0013:121
        J. Roslovic C00020/0014:431
        M. Scheifele C01014/12021:350
        N. Shore C00013/3009:540
        B. Wheeler RW11220/0019:181
        Total4702518/262-20
        SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
        J. Archibald RW00000/0011:321
        A. Athanasiou RW00010/0011:580
        E. Bear D00010/0027:400
        M. Benning D00-120/0010:151
        A. Chiasson RW00-100/0013:510
        L. Draisaitl C00-2316/4022:221
        T. Ennis LW10-170/0016:590
        C. Jones D00-210/0013:080
        Z. Kassian RW01030/0014:213
        J. Khaira LW00002/2008:481
        O. Klefbom D00040/0020:430
        A. Larsson D00010/0019:234
        C. McDavid C10-146/10023:351
        J. Neal LW00010/0013:043
        R. Nugent-Hopkins LW00-120/0018:340
        D. Nurse D01-130/0027:202
        R. Sheahan C00022/2009:280
        K. Yamamoto RW01-130/0019:011
        Total2303826/180-18
        GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
        C. Hellebuyck (W)382360.94760:00
        GOALIESSA
        C. Hellebuyck (W)38
        GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
        M. Smith (L)243210.87557:58
        GOALIESSA
        M. Smith (L)24
        GOALS
        • 3RD PERIOD
        • 2ND PERIOD
          PENALTIES
              • 1ST PERIOD
              • 3RD PERIOD
              • 2ND PERIOD
              • 1ST PERIOD

              123T
              WPG37-28-6
              0224
              EDM37-25-9
              0202
              TEAM STATS
              3.22
              GF AVG
              3.06
              GA AVG
              .65
              Power Play
              3.56
              GF AVG
              3.40
              GA AVG
              .95
              Power Play
              All times are US/Eastern.