Jets put some distance between themselves and the Blues with their 5-2 win in St. Louis to conclude their three-game road trip with a 2-1-0 record. They improve to 6-4-2 on the season and tie the Avs for 2nd spot in Central with 14 points (although Colorado has played two fewer games).
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Connor Hellebuyck matched Mathieu Perreault for top 10 in games played for the Jets with 455.
After going on a significant drought the Jets power play came alive going 2/2 to start the contest and ultimately went 2/3.
Given what Neal Pionk has been feeling with the loss of his good friend Adam Johnson you have to imagine there were a lot of happy Jets when he scored his first goal of the season.
Winnipeg had a fantastic start to the middle frame as they outshot St. Louis 9-2 halfway and outscored them 1-0 through the period. Overall they outshot them 17-6.
As per NHL Public Relations the four assists by Alex Iafallo matched the franchise record for assists in a game.
Kyle Connor tied Mark Scheifele with the most game-winning goals for the Jets with 45 in his career.
Multi Point Game:
Alex Iafallo 4A
Kyle Connor 2G 1A
Mark Scheifele 1G 2A
Josh Morrissey 2A
Jets post-game media:
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The Jets will fly home to Winnipeg where they were scheduled to hit the ice on Wednesday for a practice but have subsequently cancelled it to give the players a day off following the successful trip. They will kick off five straight at home starting with the Predators on Thursday night. Start your day with the Morning Papers which will go live at 7 am tomorrow on illegalcurve.com.