Laine, Myers combine to lift Jets over Canucks – NHL on CBC Sports

Patrik Laine and Tyler Myers scored 3:13 apart late in the second period as the Winnipeg Jets downed the Vancouver Canucks 4-2 on Thursday night.

Josh Morrissey and Nikolaj Ehlers, into an empty net, had the other goals for Winnipeg (2-2-0), while Connor Hellebuyck made 31 saves. Bryan Little added two assists.

Daniel Sedin and Christopher Tanev replied for Vancouver (1-1-1), which got 16 stops from Jacob Markstrom.

Tied 1-1 through 20 minutes, Laine brought a sleepy middle period to life with 4:29 left when he took a feed from Little and fired a shot low glove side on Markstrom, who was partially screened by Canucks defenceman Michael Del Zotto.

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Derek Dorsett, left, of the Canucks, is stopped by Winnipeg Jets’ goalie Connor Hellebuyck during Thursday’s 4-2 loss. (Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press )

Jets blue liner Dmitry Kulikov hit the post on the next shift, but Myers eventually stretched Winnipeg’s lead to 3-1 with 1:16 remaining in the period when he finished off a short-handed 2-on-1 rush by ripping a shot past Markstrom’s ear.

Hellebuyck, who stopped 37 shots in the Jets’ 5-2 road victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Monday, got his blocker on a Bo Horvat chance in front earlier in the power play to keep his team up by one.

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