Connor and Scheifele lead the Jets to a 5-2 victory over the Blues

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Kyle Connor scored two goals and Mark Scheifele added a goal and an assist to help the Winnipeg Jets beat the St. Louis Blues 5-2 on Tuesday night.

Neil Pionk and Cole Perfetti also scored goals and Connor Hellebuyck made 20 saves as the Jets (6-4-2) won their second straight game after suffering three straight losses.

Winnipeg is 10-1-1 in its last 12 games against St. Louis.

Robert Thomas and Brayden Schenn scored for the Blues (5-5-1) and Jordan Binnington stopped 32 of 36 shots.

Perfetti scored his second goal of the season into an empty net with 2:28 left after Schenn scored his second goal of the season at 8:08 of the third period.

Connor scored his second goal of the game and team-leading eighth goal of the season off a pass from Scheifele as Binnington crawled back into the goal crease after attempting to pass the puck behind the net. With that, Winnipeg extended its lead to 4-1.

Connor scored his first goal of the game with a shot that deflected off the blade of Nick Leddy’s stick. After 4:34 minutes of the second period, the Jets took a 3-1 lead.

Thomas fired a shot through traffic past Hellebuyck to cut St. Louis’ deficit in half, 40 seconds after Pionk put Winnipeg up 2-0 with his first goal of the season with 3:45 left in the first period.

Scheifele converted a pass from Alex Iafallo on a power play for his fifth goal of the season, giving Winnipeg the lead at 8:44.

St. Louis failed to convert on its only power play and went an NHL-worst 1-for-28 (3.6%) with the man advantage this season.


Jets: Host the Nashville Predators to open a five-game homestand on Thursday night.

Blues: Host the Arizona Coyotes to complete a four-game homestand on Thursday night.

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