December 12, 2018

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Home opener...

Latest Boxscore: Chicago: 3 - Winnipeg: 6 (FINAL)

Record: 19 – 9 – 2

The Winnipeg Jets treated their fans to a 2-1 victory against the Los Angeles Kings in Winnipeg’s home opener at Bell MTS Place Tuesday night.

Kyle Connor scored the game-winner in the second period, tapping in a puck headed for the goal-line on a pass from Blake Wheeler.

Mark Scheifele had the other Jets goal, shortly after Ilya Kovalchuk opened the scoring for the Kings just more than six minutes into the game.


Our coverage

  • Winnipeg Jets celebrate Kyle Connor's game-winning goal against the L.A. Kings Tuesday.

    Winnipeg Jets celebrate Kyle Connor's game-winning goal against the L.A. Kings Tuesday.

    Home cooking: Winnipeg Jets hand Los Angeles Kings a 2-1 loss in the first regular-season game at Bell MTS Place this season.
  • Fuggedaboutit: Top Jets line's shot-attempt differential is nothing to worry about.
  • Creatures of habit: Jets coach mulling elimination of traditional morning skates on game day.
  • The King returns: Winnipeg Jets franchise scoring leader scores for L.A.

What we’re reading

  • San Jose Sharks defenseman Erik Karlsson.

    San Jose Sharks defenseman Erik Karlsson.

    First person: The Jets made us friends, but childhood bonds last longer than hockey loyalties
  • Damien Cox: This October like no other in Winnipeg Jets history
  • Making hockey fun again: Finally, we're seeing some swagger in the NHL
  • After JT: Mathew Barzal is Islanders’ reason for hope
  • Five Questions with Erik Karlsson: Sharks defenseman discusses trade from Senators, expectations in San Jose

In case you missed it

  • Winnipeg Jets' goaltender Connor Hellebuyck. (CP)

    Winnipeg Jets' goaltender Connor Hellebuyck.

    Andrew Berkshire: What's Laine's goal-scoring ceiling? Well, 70 isn't out of the question
  • Hellebuyck back where he left off: Jets netminder proving last year was no fluke

Noteworthy numbers

  • Edmonton Oilers head coach Todd McLellan, left, is the odds-on favourite to be fired first this season.

    Edmonton Oilers head coach Todd McLellan, left, is the odds-on favourite to be fired first this season.

    — Vegas odds have Oilers’ Todd McLellan as the favourite (11/5) to be the first NHL coach to get canned this season. Ottawa’s Guy Boucher (12/5) and Chicago’s Joel Quenneville (11/4) follow.
  • — Winnipeg scored a league-high 156 goals at home last season, while allowing just 101 goal
  • — Kyle Connor played his 99th game with the Jets Tuesday night vs the Kings

Video review

  • Winnipeg Jets' Mark Scheifele scores on L.A. Kings goaltender Jack Campbell. (WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Winnipeg Jets' Mark Scheifele scores on L.A. Kings goaltender Jack Campbell.

    Jets sting Kings: Winnipeg plays a mostly clean game and hangs on to win against the once-mighty L.A. Kings.

Hot shot of the day

Winnipeg Jets' Kyle Connor watches for the pass by Los Angeles Kings' Drew Doughty during the second period of the Jets' 2-1 win over the Kings in Winnipeg on Tuesday.

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