RECAP: Two Winnipeg Jets tally four points in win over Oilers

Jan 26, 2021; Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN; Winnipeg Jets center Andrew Copp (9) checks Edmonton Oilers defenseman Kris Russell (4) in front of Edmonton Oilers goaltender Mikko Koskinen (19) in the second period at Bell MTS Place. Mandatory Credit: James Carey Lauder-USA TODAY Sports

Andrew Copp scored two goals and added two assists, Nikolaj Ehlers had a goal and three helpers and the Winnipeg Jets rallied to defeat the visiting Edmonton Oilers 6-4 Tuesday night.

Mathieu Perreault, Paul Stastny and Adam Lowry also scored for the Jets, with Lowry also credited with two assists and Stastny with one. Winnipeg goaltender Connor Hellebuyck overcame a sluggish start to make 22 saves.

Leon Draisaitl and Connor McDavid each had a goal and an assist, Adam Larsson and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins also scored for the Oilers, and Darnell Nurse had three assists. Mikko Koskinen stopped 27 of 32 shots.

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The Jets earned a split of the two-game series after losing 4-3 Sunday on Draisaitl’s last-second goal.

Ehlers’ goal early in the third period tied the score at 3-3 and sparked a three-goal Winnipeg rally in a span of 3:27. Ehlers barely stayed onside on a two-on-one break with Stastny, flipped from the left wing to the right and buried a one-timer past Koskinen at 3:19.

Stastny gave the Jets the lead at 5:26, picking up a loose puck after a scramble in the goal crease and lifting the puck into a mostly open net. Lowry capped the rally at 6:46.

McDavid pulled Edmonton within 5-4 on a goal with 1:50 remaining as the Oilers pulled their goalie for an extra skater.

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Copp scored an empty-net goal with 52 seconds left to clinch the victory.

The Oilers took a 3-1 lead in the opening 11:16 of the game.

Draisaitl scored a power-play goal just 1:48 in before Copp tied it 1-1 at 5:14 while Winnipeg had a man advantage.

Larsson tallied at 9:13 of the first period and Nugent-Hopkins added a power-play goal at 11:16 to make it 3-1.

Perreault pulled the Jets within a goal at 14:37 of the first.

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The score remained 3-2 until Ehlers’ goal in the third.

It was the fourth win in the past five games for the Jets, who traded former first-round pick Patrik Laine and Jack Roslovic to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday for center Pierre-Luc Dubois. Because of Canadian regulations, Dubois will have to quarantine for 14 days and likely won’t play for Winnipeg until Feb. 9.

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–Field Level Media