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Brossoit gets another win for Jets, defeats Coyotes

Backup goalie makes 42 saves; Myers, Morrissey, Perrault each score first

by Scott Billeck / Correspondent

WINNIPEG -- Laurent Brossoit made 42 saves for the Winnipeg Jets in a 5-3 win against the Arizona Coyotes at Bell MTS Place on Saturday.

It was the second win for Connor Hellebuyck's backup in as many starts this season.

"Definitely helps coming in and being able to get my first two starts, first two wins, and having a successful preseason as well," said Brossoit, who signed with the Jets as a free agent July 1. "It just kind of adds to the confidence each game."


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Defensemen Josh Morrissey and Tyler Myers each had a goal and an assist, and forwards Adam Lowry, Mathieu Perreault and Blake Wheeler scored for the Jets (5-2-1). Defenseman Jacob Trouba had three assists.

"We're grinding away," Wheeler said. "We're still kind of searching for that identity, that A game. I think we're getting better every game. We started to get a bit more physical and I think that helped us."

Clayton Keller scored two goals, and Christian Fischer scored for the Coyotes (2-5-0), who have not won consecutive games in October since 2015. Defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson had three assists.

Video: ARI@WPG: Keller rifles one-timer from the circle

Arizona has seven goals in its past two games after scoring three in its first five.

"It's good to see some go in," Keller said. "We played hard tonight. We stuck with it. We didn't give up. We were right there. We learned a lot about our team tonight."

Antti Raanta made 27 saves for Arizona. He allowed three goals or fewer in 16 consecutive games dating to Feb. 24.

Fischer made it 1-0 at 15:37 of the first period, taking a pass behind the defense to beat Brossoit on a deke for his first of the season.

Lowry tied it 1-1 with 44 seconds left in the period by redirecting Morrissey's point shot.

Winnipeg took a 2-1 lead on Myers' first of the season at 14:28. Trouba drew two Coyotes to him at the point, opening up space for Myers, whose wrist shot beat Raanta glove side.

Video: ARI@WPG: Myers skates in and beats Raanta top shelf

Morrissey scored his first of the season with a one-timer from the slot on the power play at 17:34 to make it 3-1.

"I thought we were working it around pretty well ... it was a change of sides, and when that happens you can sometimes slide down the middle, and Scheifele made an unbelievable pass to me," Morrissey said. "I just had to basically find that far side of the net, which was nice."

Keller made it 3-2 at 3:50 of the third period. Perreault gave Winnipeg a 4-2 lead at 5:36. Arizona challenged for goaltender interference, but review determined Ekman-Larsson caused Jets forward Brendan Lemieux to contact Raanta.

Video: ARI@WPG: Perreault one-times Trouba's feed

Keller made it 4-3 at 11:53, and Wheeler scored into an empty net at 19:18.

"A couple of nice shots, really nice shots," Coyotes coach Rick Tocchet said of Keller's goals. "He had another one there, so he's feeling it out there. It got us back in the game. I like that. We had a chance at the end of the power play 6-on-5, we couldn't crawl out, but we gave ourselves a chance to tie the game."


They said it

"Probably the best period this year. We were putting the pucks deep. We had our guys first all the time and we were pressuring their defense all the time. We had the puck possession almost all the time. It's a tough building to come [into], and when you get that kind of first period, it helps to get you going. But, obviously, the second period wasn't that great. We have to keep on building what we got in the first." -- Coyotes goalie Antti Raanta

Video: ARI@WPG: Raanta stones Perreault's tip-in attempt

"He's just doing what he did in training camp, right from Day One. When you've got a new goaltender in, players will watch that. He did it this week too, to Scheifele's line again, and he did it on day three of camp, when he robbed them all on saves he shouldn't be able to make. So when he gets into the net, the guys have a lot of confidence in him." -- Jets coach Paul Maurice on goalie Laurent Brossoit


Need to know

Keller has four points (three goals, one assist) in his past two games. ... Morrissey has five points (one goal, four assists) in his past four games and is tied with forward Kyle Connor for the Jets lead with seven points. 


What's next

Coyotes: At the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday (7 p.m. ET; FS-O, FS-A, NHL.TV)

Jets: Host the St. Louis Blues on Monday (8 p.m. ET; NHLN, TSN3, FS-MW, NHL.TV)

Video: Morrissey, Myers lead Jets past Coyotes, 5-3

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