It took four games, but the Winnipeg Jets finally managed to get a regulation lead this season. And they weren’t letting go.
Nikolaj Ehlers first-period marker proved to be the winner as the Jets cruised to a 4-1 win over the Ottawa Senators for their second straight win over the Sens and move to 3-1.
Ehlers, who scored the OT winner for the Jets in Tuesday night’s win, picked up right where he left off, potting his second of the season 11:50 into the first period.
And then the Jets poured it on in the second period with Mark Scheifele, Adam Lowry, and Blake Wheeler all scoring in the middle frame.
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Kyle Connor picked up two assists and leads the Jets in scoring with seven points in four games.
Connor Hellebuyck made 27 saves between the pipes.
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Jets defenceman Ville Heinola made his season debut, replacing Sami Niku in the lineup, while Patrik Laine missed his third straight game with an upper-body injury.
Jets forward Nate Thompson left the game with a lower-body injury and did not return.
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That marks the end of the Jets’ three-game road trip. The Jets next seven games are all at Bell MTS Place starting with their third straight meeting against the Sens on Saturday starting at 9:00 PM.
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