Jets score six, hold off Oilers


EDMONTON — Blake Wheeler scored the go-ahead goal in the third period, and the Winnipeg Jets held off the Edmonton Oilers for a 6-5 win at Rogers Place on Monday. 

Wheeler scored on a deflection of Josh Morrissey‘s one-timer at 6:22 after Mark Scheifele stole the puck from Dominik Kahun at the top of the Oilers zone.

Scheifele had a goal and two assists, Kyle Connor had a goal and an assist, and Connor Hellebuyck made 40 saves for Winnipeg (9-5-1), which had lost two of three.

Alex Chiasson and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins each scored two goals for Edmonton (9-8-0), which had won three in a row. Mike Smith allowed four goals on 11 shots before being replaced in the second period by Mikko Koskinen, who made 11 saves. 

Scheifele scored with a one-timer on the power play to give the Jets a 1-0 lead at 6:30 of the first period, but Chiasson tied it 1-1 at 11:03 when he kept the puck and shot on a 2-on-1.

Connor scored at 12:50 to make it 2-1 after knocking down a clearing attempt from Kailer Yamamoto and shooting quickly from the left circle.

Mason Appleton scored 49 seconds into the second period to make it 3-1, and Nikolaj Ehlers pushed the lead to 4-1 at 2:31. 

Nugent-Hopkins scored on the power play off a pass from Connor McDavid to make it 4-2 at 9:12.

Yamamoto cut it to 4-3 at 12:57 when he redirected a shot from Darnell Nurse. 

Mathieu Perreault scored on a deflection that bounced past Koskinen at 14:15 to make it 5-3, but Chiasson’s second of the game made it 5-4 at 17:39.

Nugent-Hopkins tied it 5-5 at 2:55 of the third period, converting a cross-ice pass from Jesse Puljujarvi

McDavid had the secondary assist on the goal, giving him 499 points in his 368th NHL game. Only two active players have reached 500 points in fewer than 400 games, Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins (369) and Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals (373).

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