Dubois, Connor lift Jets past struggling Kings 3-2

Published:Nov 24, 202319:33
Dubois, Connor lift Jets past struggling Kings 3-2

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pierre-Luc Dubois scored twice, Kyle Connor had three assists and the Winnipeg Jets used a third-period cost to defeat the Los Angeles Kings 3-2 on Thursday evening.

Andrew Copp had a power-play purpose for the Jets, who've received 4 straight. Eric Comrie allowed two targets on 32 pictures in his season debut.

Rasmus Kupari and Adrian Kempe scored, and Jonathan Fast made 28 saves for the Kings. Los Angeles has not received since beating the Vegas Golden Knights of their opener. The Kings are 0-5-1 of their previous six.

The Jets saved pushing with their velocity to benefit from the Kings, who misplaced defenseman Drew Doughty for no less than eight weeks due to a bruised knee and Sean Walker for the season due to a torn ACL and MCL throughout their current four-game journey.

Dubois break up two Kings and chipped Connor’s cross in to place the Jets forward 3-2 at 7:35 of the third interval. Dubois has six targets and three assists throughout a six-game level streak, whereas Connor has seven assists throughout a five-game streak.

Copp made it 2-2 at 2:07 of the third, tipping in Connor’s cross 24 seconds into an influence play.

Winnipeg has scored no less than three targets in every of its previous six video games (4-1-1).

After falling behind 1-0 at 4:07 of the primary interval on Dubois’ fifth purpose, Kupari tied it up 1-1 by scoring on a breakaway at 11:23 after getting behind two Jets. With coach Todd McLellan seeking more manufacturing from the underside six, Kupari centered the third line and offered a carry even, earlier than getting his first purpose of the season.

Kempe put the Kings forward 2-1 at 1:41 of the second interval, netting his first purpose on a wrist shot from the slot. A productive forecheck put Los Angeles in place to take the lead, with Phillip Danault and Alex Iafallo doing good work to maintain the puck within the zone and have been rewarded with assists.

GAME NOTESWinnipeg Jets heart Pierre-Luc Dubois reacts after scoring a purpose within the first interval of the staff's NHL hockey sport towards the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021, in Los Angeles.

Jets D Neal Pionk had two assists. … The Jets have been 1 for 4 on the facility play and saved the Kings scoreless on two penalty kills. … Winnipeg performed with 11 forwards and 7 defensemen, however is getting near full energy after Mark Scheifele cleared COVID-19 protocol on Thursday. Scheifele won't be a part of the staff for the final sport of a three-game California highway journey on the San Jose Sharks on Saturday and will return when the Jets host the Dallas Stars on Tuesday.


Jets: Go to San Jose on Saturday evening.

Kings: Host the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday.


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