Latest Boxscore: Ottawa: 4 - Winnipeg: 3 (FINAL (OT))
Record: 36 – 19 – 4
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.
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- — 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
- Jets sting Kings: Winnipeg plays a mostly clean game and hangs on to win against the once-mighty L.A. Kings.
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