Jets overcome two Draisaitl goals, hang on to defeat Oilers


WINNIPEG — Leon Draisaitl scored two goals, increasing his NHL-leading total to 17 in the Edmonton Oilers’ 5-2 loss to the Winnipeg Jets at Canada Life Centre on Tuesday.

Connor Hellebuyck made 32 saves, and Josh Morrissey had two assists for the Jets (9-3-3), who have won three games in a row.

Connor McDavid had two assists for the Oilers (11-4-0), extending his season-opening point streak to 15 games (29 points; 10 goals, 19 assists). Mikko Koskinen allowed four goals on 26 shots before being replaced by Stuart Skinner (eight saves) to start the third period.

Adam Lowry gave the Jets a 1-0 lead at 2:09 of the first period.

Nikolaj Ehlers scored on a snap shot to make it 2-0 at 6:59 of the second period.

Pierre-Luc Dubois extended the lead to 3-0 with a redirection of a Morrissey shot on the power play at 10:01.

Mark Scheifele tipped a Logan Stanley point shot to make it 4-0 at 19:22.

Draisaitl scored on a 5-on-3 power play to cut it to 4-1 at 2:32 of the third period. He made it 4-2 on the power play at 3:48 after his goal was initially disallowed because of goaltender interference but the call was overturned following a coach’s challenge by Edmonton.

Kyle Connor scored into an empty net at 18:23 for the 5-2 final.

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