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Jets score seven in win against Flyers

Wheeler, Scheifele each has goal, two assists for Winnipeg; Philadelphia has lost four of five

by Darrin Bauming / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

Jets' huge 2nd period

PHI@WPG: Four different Jets score in 2nd period

Blake Wheeler, Mark Scheifele, Logan Shaw, and Patrik Laine each recorded a goal in the Jets' explosive 2nd period vs the Flyers

  • 02:30 •

WINNIPEG -- The Winnipeg Jets scored four goals in the span of 4:17 in the second period to hand the Philadelphia Flyers their third straight loss, 7-3 at Bell MTS Place on Sunday.

Mark Scheifele and Blake Wheeler each had a goal and two assists, Kyle Connor had a goal and an assist, and Neal Pionk had three assists for Winnipeg (20-11-2), which went 3-for-5 on the power play and is 4-1-1 in its past six games. Connor Hellebuyck made 29 saves.

"(I'm) really comfortable with [Wheeler and Scheifele] on the power play," Pionk said. "I think myself shooting the puck opens up a lot of seams for [Scheifele], for [Patrik Laine and Wheeler]. And [Connor] does a good job in the net front." 

 

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James van Riemsdyk had a goal and an assist for Philadelphia (17-11-5), which has lost four of its past five games. Kevin Hayes had two assists in his first game against the Jets since he was traded to the Flyers on June 3.

Brian Elliott allowed six goals on 17 shots before being replaced at the start of the third period by Carter Hart, who made six saves.

"I thought we played with pretty good energy (following their 4-1 loss to the Minnesota Wild on Saturday)," Flyers defenseman Matt Niskanen said. "We had the puck a lot and we didn't give up a ton, but we gave up the quality and they sniped."

Video: PHI@WPG: Scheifele whips shot from the slot for a PPG

After Niskanen cut it to 2-1 with a power-play goal at 4:15 of the second period, Winnipeg scored two goals on a five-minute power play after Flyers forward Joel Farabee was given a major penalty and game misconduct for interference on Mathieu Perreault, who left the game with an undisclosed injury.

"We had just made it a 2-1 game and to get a five-minute penalty with a lot of our penalty killers not being in our lineup tonight, that made it challenging against a power play that's got some big weapons," Flyers coach Alain Vigneault said.

Wheeler scored with a slap shot through a screen by Connor to make it 3-1 at 10:34, and Scheifele converted on a one-timer to extend the lead to 4-1 at 13:15.

Video: PHI@WPG: Wheeler rips a shot that finds the twine

"That's a big point in the game," Wheeler said. "They had just scored to make it 2-1, kind of riding some momentum, so that was a big moment in the game. We had to take advantage of that. I thought we did enough good things, got rewarded." 

Logan Shaw pushed the lead to 5-1 at 14:35. It was his first goal since Feb. 8, 2018 (41 games), also against the Flyers when he played for the Montreal Canadiens.

Laine scored 16 seconds later when his pass on a 2-on-1 redirected in off the stick of Flyers defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere.

Video: PHI@WPG: Laine nets fortuitous goal off defender

Van Riemsdyk made it 6-2 with 28 seconds remaining in the second, but Connor scored on the power play to make it 7-2 at 6:43 of the third after Scheifele's redirection deflected in off his skate.

Gostisbehere cut it to 7-3 at 9:41 with a shot from the right circle.

"We're just trying to find that consistency that we talked about all year long and you just worry about your next shift and doing the right things on that," van Riemsdyk said.

Nikolaj Ehlers gave the Jets a 1-0 lead at 4:57 of the first period with a one-timer off a face-off win, and Luca Sbisa made it 2-0 at 11:49.

"It's a set play," Wheeler said of Ehlers' goal. "You have him set up there for the one-timer. Ideally, you'd like to win that clean, but I was able to get enough of that puck to win it over to [Jack Roslovic] and great job by him jumping though and knowing where [Ehlers] was. Great job by those two guys."

Video: PHI@WPG: Ehlers buries quick shot after the draw

 

They said it

"There's no doubt that this is a challenging time for us right now, but we've got to find a way and that's what we're going to work on tomorrow." -- Flyers coach Alain Vigneault

"That's the most dangerous play in hockey. Even a hit from behind a player has a sense that it's coming. And that's why that five-minute interference came in. Because it can be devastating. The referees certainly got it right on the ice." -- Jets coach Paul Maurice on Joel Farabee's hit on Mathieu Perreault

 

Need to know

Scheifele has 11 points (six goals, five assists) during a six-game point streak. … Wheeler has 14 points (four goals, 10 assists) in his past 10 games. ... Philadelphia is 2-3-2 in the second game of a back-to-back this season. … Winnipeg is 5-0-0 in matinee games this season, including 3-0-0 at home. ... Maurice said Perreault will get tested on Monday. ... Farabee will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety for interference on Monday.

 

What's next

Flyers: Host the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday (7 p.m. ET; NBCSP, PRIME, NHL.TV)

Jets: Host the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday (8 p.m. ET; ESPN+, TSN3, FS-CR, NHL.TV)

Video: Wheeler, Scheifele power Jets to 7-3 win vs. Flyers

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