Jets take down Canadiens for 2nd straight road win as playoff push continues | CBC Sports

Evgeny Svechnikov’s third-period goal lifted the Winnipeg Jets to a 4-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens Monday night.

Morgan Barron had a goal and an assist while Paul Stastny also scored for Winnipeg (35-28-11). Adam Lowry added an empty-netter, and Dylan Samberg recorded two assists.

Starting on back-to-back games, Connor Hellebuyck made 23 saves.

Josh Anderson notched his 100th career goal for Montreal (20-42-11) and Joel Armia scored against his former team.

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Samuel Montembeault kept the Canadiens in the game with 31 saves, 15 in the second period alone.

After a scoreless first period, the Canadiens got on the board 29 seconds after the intermission. Armia backhanded the puck out of mid-air and past Hellebuyck for his sixth goal of the season

Winnipeg responded when Nikolaj Ehlers made a backwards pass for Barron, who levelled the score with a wrist shot.

The Jets found the go-ahead marker at 4:00 of the second period when Stastny scored on a one-timer from the right faceoff circle.

Anderson deflected Jeff Petry’s shot from the point to tie the game 2-2 at 6:19 of the third period.

The Jets drove the length of the ice and stars Pierre-Luc Dubois and Kyle Connor combined with Svechnikov for the visitors’ game-winning goal. Lowry added the empty-netter, clinching Winnipeg’s back-to-back road wins.

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