WINNIPEG – Mark Scheifele had a goal and two assists to lead the Winnipeg Jets to a 5-2 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday night.
Kyle Connor, with his league-leading 14th goal, Josh Morrissey, Vladislav Namestnikov and Mason Appleton, an empty-net goal, also scored for Winnipeg (10-5-2).
Laurent Brossoit made 16 saves.
The victory allowed the Jets to conclude their five-game homestand with a 4-1-0 record.
Matt Dumba and Matías Maccelli responded for Arizona (8-7-2).
Karel Vejmelka stopped 21 of 25 shots.
Morrissey gave Winnipeg a 4-2 lead at 4:15 of the third period, converting a pass from Scheifele into a 2-on-1 to beat Vejmelka.
Appleton sealed it with an empty-net shot with 2:30 left.
Connor scored 11:26 into the middle frame, receiving a quick pass from Scheifele and firing over Vejmelka’s right shoulder to put the Jets ahead 3-2.
Dumba tied the score at 2-2 after deflecting a perfect pass from Travis Boyd past Brossoit at 6:08 of the second period.
The Jets rallied from a 1-0 deficit with a pair of goals just 58 seconds apart in the first quarter.
Scheifele scored on a backhand shot at 17:04 to tie the score.
Namestnikov continued to beat Vejmelka to the puck behind the goal, then scored a shot into the empty net of Arizona’s Lawson Crouse, who was in front.
Maccelli opened the scoring, capping a nifty passing play at 14:53 of the first period. He converted a pass from JJ Moser, which found Maccelli alone next to the empty goal.
Morrissey’s first-period assist was the 200th of his NHL career, making him the third defenseman in franchise history to reach that milestone behind Dustin Byfuglien (294) and Toby Enstrom (254). . … Brossoit made the 100th Saturday start of his NHL career.
UNTIL NEXT TIME
The Jets will head to Tampa Bay to take on the Lightning in the first of a three-game road trip on Wednesday.
The Coyotes return home to play the Los Angeles Kings on Monday in the first of a seven-game home series.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 18, 2023.