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With a 4-3 victory over the Senators, the Jets keep their faint playoff hopes alive

With a 4-3 win over the Senators, the Jets keep their faint playoff hopes alive.

Key Takeaways:

  • In the Winnipeg Jets’ 4-3 win over the Ottawa Senators on Sunday night, Nikolaj Ehlers recorded a goal and two assists.
  • Pierre-Luc Dubois, Paul Stastny, as well as Kyle Connor also scored for Winnipeg. Connor Hellebuyck made a total of 31 saves throughout the game.
  • In the first minute of the third period, Takchuk scored on the power play, but Connor restored the two-goal lead with a Jets power-play goal.

Nikolaj Ehlers recorded a goal and two assists in the Winnipeg Jets’ 4-3 win over the Ottawa Senators Sunday night.

The Jets’ (34-28-11) postseason chances are minimal to none with nine games remaining, but they’re keeping things interesting.

Winnipeg also got goals from Pierre-Luc Dubois, Paul Stastny, and Kyle Connor. Connor Hellebuyck finished with a total of 31 saves.

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The Senators (26-40-6) were coming off a 5-1 loss to the Rangers and got two goals from Brady Tkachuk. Josh Norris also scored, while Mads Sogaard made 21 saves in his second NHL start.

Tim Stutzle returned to the Senators lineup after missing the previous two games due to a non-COVID sickness, while Drake Batherson missed his third straight game.

Takchuk scored a power-play goal in the first minute of the third period, but Connor recovered the 2-goal lead with a Jets power-play goal.

With six minutes left in the game, Tkachuk made things interesting by scoring his second power-play goal. Tkachuk snatched the puck out of mid-air, but the goal was upheld after a lengthy review.

After two periods, Winnipeg had taken a 3-1 lead.

With a 4-3 win over the Senators, the Jets keep their faint playoff hopes alive.
With a 4-3 win over the Senators, the Jets keep their faint playoff hopes alive. Image from SaltWire

On the power play early in the 2nd, Dubois scored his 100th NHL goal when he took a feed right in front of Sogaard and beat him far-side.

Ehlers and Stastny played a lovely two-on-one, with Stastny scoring his 19th goal of the season.

Despite being outshot 12-5 in the 1st period, the Jets could draw the game at 1-1.

Brady Tkachuk dropped a pass back from below the goal line to Norris out front in the first two minutes, giving Ottawa the lead for the first time this season.

The Senators did a nice job of keeping shots away from their young goaltender, but Ehlers’ goal gave him little chance. Ehlers attempted a cross-ice pass, but it bounced off Victor Mete’s stick and went by Sogaard.

Source: CTV News

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