Jets fail to secure third in North Division with loss to Canucks


WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Jets failed to secure third place in the Scotia North Division with a 3-1 loss to the Vancouver Canucks at Bell MTS Place on Monday.

Kyle Connor scored for the Jets (28-23-3), who have lost nine of their past 10 games and remained one point ahead of the fourth-place Montreal Canadiens. Laurent Brossoit made 28 saves.

Nils Hoglander scored twice, and Thatcher Demko made 39 saves for the Canucks (21-26-3), who have won two of three.

Hoglander gave the Canucks a 1-0 lead when he scored on his own rebound at 3:04 of the first period after a turnover at the Vancouver blue line.

Bo Horvat made it 2-0 at 7:21 after a pass from Tanner Pearson off the end boards.

Connor cut the lead to 2-1 at 10:44 of the first off a one-timer from Mathieu Perreault.

Hoglander was credited with his second goal of the game when his attempted pass to Brock Boeser went off Jets defenseman Josh Morrissey and past Brossoit at 10:15 of the third period for the 3-1 final.

Demko made 13 saves in the third period, including against Connor on a breakaway at 12:49.

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