Pierre-Luc Dubois scores twice as Jets overtake Kings

Pierre-Luc Dubois scores twice as Jets overtake Kings

Pierre-Luc Dubois scored two goals and Kyle Connor had the primary assist on all three Winnipeg scores as the Jets rallied for a 3-2 victory over the host Los Angeles Kings on Thursday.Andrew Copp netted the game-tying goal early in the third period, and Neal Pionk added two assists for Winnipeg. Dubois extended his points streak to six games as the Jets won their fourth consecutive game after opening the season 0-2-1.The game-winner, Dubois’ sixth goal of the season, came at 7:35 of the third period when the winger flicked Connor’s centering pass from along the left boards through the legs of Kings goalie Jonathan Quick.Rasmus Kupari and Adrian Kempe scored goals for the Kings, who saw their losing streak extend to six games (0-5-1) following a season-opening victory over the Vegas Golden Knights.Eric Comrie made 30 saves for the Jets in his first appearance of the season with Connor Hellebuyck getting the night off. The Jets also were without Mark Scheifele and Blake Wheeler, with both in COVID-19 protocol.Quick stopped 28 shots for the Kings, who were returning home from a 0-3-1 road trip.The Kings collapsed in the third period one day after learning that star defenseman Drew Doughty would miss eight weeks following a knee-on-knee hit on Oct. 22 and defenseman Sean Walker was lost for the season after sustaining a knee injury Monday.


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