Paul Stastny scores twice to lift Winnipeg Jets over Nashville Predators 6-4

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Veteran centre Paul Stastny scored 2 goals to pb Winnipeg to a 6-4 triumph implicit the Nashville Predators astatine the Canada Life Centre connected Saturday – but the Jets had to bent connected to get the occupation done.

Just 26 seconds aft Nashville defenceman Roman Josi pulled the Predators to wrong 4-3 astatine 3:10 of the 3rd period, Stastny scored his 2nd of the crippled to reconstruct the two-goal pb erstwhile helium deflected a Neal Pionk constituent changeable past Nashville goaltender Juuse Saros.

Winnipeg’s red-hot guardant Kyle Connor past accrued the pb to 6-3 connected the powerfulness play. But the Predators responded erstwhile Philip Tomasino scored with the antheral vantage to propulsion wrong 6-4 with 6:19 near to play. Nick Cousins and Trevor Novak assisted. With Saros pulled, the Preds stormed the Winnipeg net.

Winnipeg Jets’ Kyle Connor (81) celebrates his extremity against the Nashville Predators during the 3rd play of NHL enactment successful Winnipeg connected Saturday, October 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS / Fred Greenslade

Saros made 23 saves connected 29 shots portion Winnipeg goalie Connor Hellebuyck stopped 26-of-30 shots.

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Winnipeg improved to 2-2-1 with their 2nd consecutive win. The Predators fell to 1-4-0.

It was the Predators’ lone sojourn to Winnipeg this season.

Rookie Jets guardant Kristian Vesalainen scored his archetypal NHL extremity with 10 seconds near successful the 2nd play to springiness the Jets a 4-2 lead.

The Jets played without some No. 1 centre Mark Scheifele and skipper Blake Wheeler for a 2nd consecutive game. Both are successful the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol.

The Jets volition caput backmost to California for a three-game roadworthy trip. They play the Ducks successful Anaheim for the 3rd clip successful six games connected Tuesday.

The Predators volition play the Wild successful Minnesota connected Sunday, the 2nd of a two-game roadworthy trip, past instrumentality location to Nashville.

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