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         Kyle Connor wasnt too disappointed


   
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laiyongcai92 2 . 2019 4:59
E-mail WINNIPEG Jake Allen Jersey , Manitoba (AP) about falling short of his first career hat trick.The third-year forward scored twice as the Winnipeg Jets beat Chicago 6-3 on Tuesday night to give the Blackhawks their eighth straight loss.Connor nearly had another goal late in the second period when Chicago goalie Cam Ward made an arcing glove grab. He had other opportunities, too.Yeah, that was tough, Connor said of missing out on the hat trick. But played a good game, full team effort from top to bottom.Mark Scheifele and Tyler Myers each had a goal and assist, Mathieu Perreault scored and Brandon Tanev added an empty-net goal for Winnipeg. Dustin Byfuglien had three assists.Laurent Brossoit played his eighth game (seventh start) for the Jets and made 32 saves.Dylan Strome, Dominik Kahun and Alex DeBrincat scored for Chicago. Patrick Kane added a pair of assists and Ward stopped 28 shots,He was amazing for us, Kane said of Ward. He had so many big saves, kept us in the hockey game, gave us a chance to win even when youre down 4-0. So, yeah, we feel like we left him out to dry obviously, which isnt fair.The Blackhawks also lost eight straight earlier this season, although two were in overtime. The current slump is all in regulation time.If I had it (a reason) I would have fixed it already Joel Edmundson Jersey , said Chicago head coach Jeremy Colliton, who replaced the fired Joel Quenneville on Nov. 6.Compete harder early on. I thought we were late to almost every situation in the first period and they have a really good team. They pressure hard and they make a lot of plays. They play like men out there and we just couldnt match it in the beginning and we paid a price for it.Winnipeg led 3-0 after the first period, but Chicago came back to make it 4-3 early in the third.Chicago didnt get its first shot on goal until 17:36 into the game, drawing sarcastic cheers from some fans.Pretty embarrassing start, Kane said, adding the slow starts are a bad trend.It was an unusual start for Brossoit, too.I cant say that Ive ever been through that much time without a shot, he said. It was a bit of a challenge, but they came with a bit of a surge and gave me four or five shots all in a row, so I got into the game off that surge.Scheifele opened the scoring with a power-play goal when he redirected Byfugliens point shot at 7:49 for his 17th goal. Myers scored 72 seconds later.Connors 12th of the season came after he took the puck most of the way down the ice, lost control of it in the slot, got his stick on it and put a backhand shot past Wards glove at 13:38.Connor scored his second goal of the game off a rebound on the power play at 1:44 of the second, but Strome got the visitors on the board 20 seconds later.Duncan Keith had an assist. He and defenseman Brent Seabrook marked their 1,000th regular-season game together, the most by current NHL teammates and seventh all-time.Kahun squeezed Winnipegs lead to 4-2 after he banged in a rebound at 7:09. DeBrincat sent a sharp-angled shot between the post and Brossoit to make it 4-3 at 6:08 of the third Vladimir Tarasenko Jersey , but Perreault scored on the power play to regain the two-goal lead at 11:36.NOTES: Kane extended his points streak to four games with two goals and four assists. Winnipeg was 3 for 5 on the power play and Chicago 0 for 2.UP NEXTBlackhawks. Host Pittsburgh on Wednesday night to start a four-game homestand.Jets: End a four-game homestand against Edmonton on Thursday night. NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Nashville Predators took care of several issues Tuesday night at the expense of the Arizona Coyotes.None meant more than ending their power-play woes, if only for one night.Filip Forsberg ended an 0-for-34 power-play drought as part of Nashvilles three-goal second period, and the Predators beat the Coyotes 5-2 Tuesday night to snap a three-game skid at home.Weve been having a lot of good looks lately, but at the end of the day, its about scoring goals and we were fortunate to do that tonight, Forsberg said. I think we played well enough to have a couple more on the power play as well, but we will take one for tonight.Roman Josi scored an empty-net goal with 2:50 left and had two assists, Ryan Ellis had a goal and an assist and Craig Smith and Calle Jarnkrok each had goals.Pekka Rinne made 24 saves as Nashville avoided being swept by Arizona this season, though the Coyotes did take the series 2-1.The Predators hadnt scored on the man advantage since Jan. 9 in a win at Chicago and not at home since a loss to the Rangers on Dec. 29. They went 1 for 5 against Arizona.We had a lot of looks and a lot of opportunities, Nashville coach Peter Laviolette said. I thought that there could have been more than one . a couple of miscues on the shot, a couple of big saves, a couple couldnt find their way in. Fil made a terrific shot coming in on his.Vinnie Hinostroza and Derek Stepan scored for Arizona, which finished a six-game swing with a fourth straight loss.The Coyotes played their second game in as many nights without eight regulars due to injuries, and Calvin Pickard started in his 100th career NHL game with goalie Darcy Kuemper day-to-day with an upper body injury and made 42 saves.(He) was by far our best player tonight and kept us in and gave us a chance Alex Killorn Jersey Kids , Stepan said. Thats all you ask from your goaltender. Unfortunately, we just didnt have the extra magic that we needed.These teams hadnt met since the end of November, and Nashville managed only a goal in the two losses to Arizona.The Coyotes luck appeared to continue as Pickard made a stop on Forsberg late in the first period with the puck bouncing off his head and over the net, then the Coyotes went the other way with Hinostroza beating Rinne with a wrister from the slot at 16:59.Arizona had a 5-on-3 for 41 seconds in the first minute of the second period after Nashville captain Roman Josi cleared the puck over the glass, hitting a child behind the penalty box. The child walked out on his own with his family a few minutes later, and Nashville killed the penalties. Then Smith scored his 15th goal this season and first in a month on a wrister off a rebound at 2:58, tying it up for Nashville.The 5-on-3 has actually killed us the last couple of games, Arizona coach Rick Tocchet said.The Predators, who came in with a lengthy scoring drought with the man advantage, failed to convert on their first two power plays to extend the skid to 0 of 34. Hinostroza went to the box for holding Predators forward Kevin Fiala, and Nashville finally converted. Josi found Forsberg, whose wrister from the top of the right circle beat Pickards glove at 7:45 for a 2-1 lead against what had been the NHLs stingiest on the penalty kill.Then Ellis made it 3-1 at 13:37 of the period off a rebound as Nashville outshot the Coyotes 19-6 in the second.NOTES: Nashville improved to 9-16-3 when allowing the first goal this season and 6-12-2 when trailing after one. The Predators are 26-2-0 when leading after two periods Arizona had only allowed 22 power-play goals this season, fewest in the NHL.UP NEXTCoyotes: Host Columbus on Thursday night.Predators: Host Dallas on Thursday night.



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