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Jets explode for 4 goals in third, beat Senators again

Field Level Media
24 Jan 2021, 16:19 GMT+10

Andrew Copp scored twice in Winnipeg's four-goal third period to lead the host Jets past the Ottawa Senators 6-3 on Saturday night.

Paul Stastny and Mark Schiefele each added a goal and two assists as the Jets beat the Senators for the third consecutive game. The Jets took two road wins from the Senators -- 4-3 in overtime Tuesday on Tuesday and 4-1 on Thursday.

Nikolaj Ehlers had a goal and an assist, Kyle Connor scored a goal, and scored once. Blake Wheeler added three assists.

The Senators got a goal each from Evgenii Dadonov, Brady Tkachuk and Nick Paul.

Ehlers opened the scoring with a power-play goal 14 minutes into the first period. With Senators defenseman Mike Reilly in the box for tripping, Ehlers ripped a shot from the playoff circle to beat Marcus Hogberg, who made 32 saves on 37 shots in the Senators' net.

Ottawa got on the board at the 4:04 mark of the second. Paul worked the puck up the neutral zone to Dadonov, who was tripped by Jets defender Derek Forbort. Dadonov maintained enough control over the puck to slip it past Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck for the tying goal.

Kyle Connor restored the Jets' lead about four minutes later, converting on a pretty passing play, but it didn't last long.

About three minutes after Connor's goal, Tkachuk won a battle for the puck on the end boards and dropped it back to Austin Watson, who showed great patience under pressure from the Jets defense. Watson dished the puck back to Tkachuk, who tied the score at 2-2.

The Senators moved in front at 14:23 of the second, when Paul skated into the Jets zone and wired a shot that snuck over Hellebuyck's shoulder.

The Jets ripped off four unanswered goals in the third to finish off the win. At 2:24, Stastny skated into the slot and passed to Copp, who missed on his first try but lifted the puck over a sprawling Hogberg for the tying goal and his first for the 2021 campaign.

Stastny added his first of the season on a power play at the 15:45 mark, firing one from the slot past Hogberg, who had withstood a flurry of shots on the Jets man advantage. Just 70 seconds later, Copp added his second of the night, and Scheifele potted an empty netter with 2:09 left to play.

Hellebuyck stopped 18 of 21 shots.

--Field Level Media

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