Kyle Connor scored his 16th goal of the season and drew a pair of assists as the Winnipeg Jets defeated the Detroit Red Wings 4-2 Friday night at Bell MTS Place.

Brandon Tanev and Jets captain Blake Wheeler scored in the first period and Bryan Little notched his 500th career point when he beat Red Wings netminder Jonathan Bernier at 4:51 of the middle frame.

Detroit cut the deficit to 3-2 thanks to a shorthanded goal from Luke Glendening and a power play marker from Dennis Cholowski but Connor sealed the deal with an empty net goal with 60 seconds remaining in regulation.

Winnipeg goaltender Laurent Brossoit stopped 33 shots including a third period breakaway by Andreas Athanasiou.

Brossoit won for the ninth time in 10 starts this season.

The Jets (28-14-2) host the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday.


photos courtesy Ray Peters


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Thursday, February 21st

HTJHL
Quarterfinals
Springfield 4 Mitchell 2
(best of 5 series tied 2-2)

MJHL
Wpg Blues 4 Virden 2

U17 Midget Prep Hockey League
Wpg Monarchs 5 Eastman 1

NHL
San Jose 4 Pittsburgh 0
Washington 3 Toronto 2
New Jersey 4 Ottawa 0
Carolina 4 Florida 3
Minnesota 4 N.Y. Rangers 1
Montreal 5 Philadelphia 1
Tampa Bay 2 Buffalo 1 (SO)
Nashville 2 Los Angeles 1
Dallas 5 St. Louis 2
Edmonton 4 N.Y. Islanders 3 (OT)
Arizona 3 Vancouver 2 (OT)

NBA
Philadelphia 106 Miami 102
Cleveland 111 Phoenix 98
Portland 113 Brooklyn 99
Milwaukee 98 Boston 97
Golden State 125 Sacramento 123
L.A. Lakers 111 Houston 106

Friday, February 22nd

CSHL
La Broquerie at Ste. Anne, 8 p.m.
(Aces lead best of 7 semifinal 2-0)
Grunthal vs Red River @ St. Jean, 8 p.m.
(Red Wings lead series 2-1)

MJHL
Steinbach at Selkirk, 7:30 p.m.
Waywayseecappo at Virden, 7:30 p.m.
Swan Valley at Portage, 7:30 p.m.
Winkler at Neepawa, 7:30 p.m.

Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League
Eastman at Wpg Bruins, 7 p.m.
Southwest vs Yellowhead
@ Souris, 8 p.m.

WHSHL
Platinum Promotions Division
SRSS vs Oak Park
@ Steinbach, 7:15 p.m.
(best of 3 Tier II semifinal tied 1-1)

WHL
Saskatoon at Brandon, 7:30 p.m.

AHL
Manitoba at Laval, 6:30 p.m.

NHL
Columbus at Ottawa, 6 p.m.
Colorado at Chicago, 6:30 p.m.
Minnesota at Detroit, 6:30 p.m.
Anaheim at Calgary, 8 p.m.
Winnipeg at Vegas, 9 p.m.

NBA
San Antonio at Toronto, 6 p.m.
Washington at Charlotte, 6 p.m.
Chicago at Orlando, 6 p.m.
New Orleans at Indiana, 6 p.m.
Detroit at Atlanta, 6:30 p.m.
Minnesota at New York, 6:30 p.m.
L.A. Clippers at Memphis, 7 p.m.
Denver at Dallas, 7:30 p.m.
Utah at Oklahoma City, 8:30 p.m.

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