Kyle Connor had a hat trick and added an assist to help the Winnipeg Jets beat the Nashville Predators 6-3 on Thursday night
ByThe Associated Press
November 9, 2023, 11:24 PM
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Kyle Connor had a hat trick and added an assist to help the Winnipeg Jets beat the Nashville Predators 6-3 on Thursday night.
Connor has 11 goals this season, five in the last two games.
Cole Perfetti, Mason Appleton and Brenden Dillon also scored, Mark Scheifele had three assists and Laurent Brossoit made 20 saves. Winnipeg improved to 7-4-2.
Filip Forsberg scored twice for Nashville, Philip Tomasino added a goal and Juuse Saros made 31 saves. Nashville has lost two in a row and four of five to fall to 5-8-0.
Winnipeg took a 3-1 lead early in the second period when Connor scored two goals just under three minutes apart. Connor took a pass from Scheifele and sniped a shot past Saros at 1:05 for the first.Then at the 3:48 mark, Connor was again on the receiving end of a pass from Scheifele, skated around thee defense and slid a backhand shot underneath Saros.
Connor completed the hat trick and iced the contest with an empty-net goal in the third.
Predators: Host Arizona on Saturday night.
Jets: Host Dallas on Saturday.
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