Late goals lift Jets to victory over Kings

Late goals lift Jets to victory over Kings

Axel Jonsson-Fjallby and Blake Wheeler scored in the final six minutes to lift the visiting Winnipeg Jets to a 6-4 win against the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday.Adam Lowry had a goal and an assist, Mark Scheifele, Pierre-Luc Dubois and Nate Schmidt also scored and Morgan Barron had two assists for the Jets, who have won two in a row for the first time this season. Connor Hellebuyck made 40 saves for the victory.Trevor Moore had a goal and an assist, Arthur Kaliyev, Blake Lizotte and Gabriel Vilardi also scored and Jonathan Quick made 13 saves for the Kings. Los Angeles was unable to build on its 4-2 win against the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday.Jonsson-Fjallby deflected Brenden Dillon’s point shot into the net with 5:37 left to give Winnipeg a 5-4 lead.Wheeler scored into an empty net with 40.8 seconds remaining to cap the scoring.Moore had scored off a breakaway following a turnover to tie the score 4-4 at 4:45 of the third period.Scheifele converted a breakaway off a turnover in the Los Angeles zone to give the Jets a 1-0 lead at 5:03 of the first period, but the Kings came back with three straight goals over the next 9 1/2 minutes.Kaliyev tied it 1-1 with a power-play goal at 9:47, scoring with a wrist shot from the right circle off a rush.The Kings moved ahead 2-1 at 10:53. Lizotte got to a loose puck near the right post and pushed it past Hellebuyck’s outstretched right skate.

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