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RECAP: Jets 6, Blackhawks 3

Rapid reaction, thoughts, notes, quotes and more from the game in Winnipeg

by Leah Pascarella / chicagoblackhawks.com

RAPID REACTION: The Blackhawks came up short despite fighting to recover from a four-goal deficit. Dylan Strome, Dominik Kahun and Alex DeBrincat scored a goal apiece but ultimately fell 6-3 to the Jets.

Winnipeg got off to an early start in the first period with a tip-in from Mark Scheifele. With 11 minutes left to play in the first, Jack Roslovic and Tyler Myers combined to put the Jets up 2-0. Shortly after, Kyle Connor rushed the net and came up big for the home team to make it 3-0.

Connor netted his second goal of the night early in the second frame to give the Jets a four-goal lead. Strome quickly responded with a sharp angle wrister to get Chicago on the board. Kahun followed suit to hammer home a rebound to cut the deficit to two goals. The Blackhawks tallied 17 shots in the second period.

Video: CHI@WPG: Ward robs Connor with an acrobatic save

Alex DeBrincat continued the scoring streak with just under 14 minutes remaining in the third making it 4-3 and bringing the Blackhawks within one. Mathieu Perreault tallied a power-play goal with eight minutes to go in regulation to extend Winnipeg's lead. Bandon Tanev made it 6-3 with an emply-netter.

Cam Ward stopped 28 of 33 shots.

PLAYER OF THE GAME: Winnipeg's Kyle Connor tallied two consecutive goals for the Jets giving the home team their third and fourth goals of the night. Connor also tallied five shots on goal.

STAT OF THE NIGHT: Brent Seabrook and Duncan Keith made NHL history tonight, becoming the first two blueliners to play 1,000 games together. While they're the seventh duo to accomplish 1,000 games together, they're the league's first pair of defensemen.

TALKING POINTS: 

"It's a waste because I think we can play well and for whatever reason we aren't turning it around until we are behind. It's possible that they let off the gas a little. We shouldn't fall in love with our play too much, but we did at least start playing and competed and won some 50-50s and then the game changed a little bit." - Jeremy Colliton

"We have to find a way to have a better start. It's as simple as that. We put ourselves behind the eight ball every game. We're playing as a team, showing a good fight, but at the same time we have to start better and we will win some games." - Dylan Strome on frustrating loss

WHAT'S NEXT:  The Blackhawks return home to host the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday at 7 p.m. The game can be seen on NBCSN or heard on WGN 720.

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