Jets rally past Oilers in third, split two-game set


WINNIPEG — Nikolaj Ehlers had a goal and three assists, and the Winnipeg Jets rallied past the Edmonton Oilers for a 6-4 win at Bell MTS Place on Tuesday.

Andrew Copp had two goals and two assists, and Adam Lowry had a goal and two assists for the Jets (5-2-0), who split their two-game set with the Oilers following a 4-3 loss on Sunday. Connor Hellebuyck made 22 saves.

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Connor McDavid each had a goal and an assist for Edmonton (3-5-0). Mikko Koskinen made 27 saves in his eighth straight start.

Ehlers scored for the fifth straight game to tie it 3-3 at 3:19 of the third period. 

Paul Stastny gave Winnipeg a 4-3 lead at 5:26 on a rebound in front, and Lowry extended the lead to 5-3 at 6:46 when he redirected a pass from Derek Forbort at the top of the crease.

With Koskinen pulled for the extra skater, McDavid cut it to 5-4 at 18:10, but Copp scored into an empty net at 19:08 for the 6-4 final.

Leon Draisaitl scored for the fourth game in a row to give the Oilers a 1-0 lead 1:48 of the first period, skating down the right wing before beating Hellebuyck five-hole on the power play.

Copp tied it 1-1 with a power-play goal at 5:14.

Adam Larsson scored for Edmonton to make it 2-1 at 9:13, and Nugent-Hopkins made it 3-1 on the power play at 11:16. The Oilers were 2-for-2 on the power play after going 1-for-18 in their previous five games.

Mathieu Perreault cut it to 3-2 at 14:37 of the first with a one-timer near the left hash marks three seconds after a power play expired.

Paul Maurice of the Jets coached his 1,607th NHL game, tying him with Al Arbour for fourth place in NHL history.

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