CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Mark Scheifele had two goals and an assist and the Winnipeg Jets beat the Calgary Flames 5-1 Monday night.
Nate Thompson, Andrew Copp and Pierre-Luc Dubois also scored for Winnipeg. Nikolaj Ehlers had three assists and Kyle Connor added two. Connor Hellebuyck made 29 saves for the win.
Winnipeg leads the nine-game season series against Calgary 5-2-1. After three meetings in four days, the teams don’t face each other again until May 5.
Elias Lindholm scored for Calgary. Jacob Markstrom stopped 19 shots over two periods and David Rittich had five saves on six shots in the third.
Winnipeg remained second in the North Division and a point behind the front-running Toronto Maple Leafs.
The Flames trailed the fourth-place Montreal Canadiens, who held down the final playoff berth, by two points.
Scheifele scored his second of the game at 3:31 of the second to push the Jets’ lead to 3-1. Ehlers skated the puck deep and dished to Scheifele, who top-shelfed his own rebound.
Officials disallowed a Flames goal at 5:32 ruling that Milan Lucic interfered with Hellebuyck on the play.
Copp put Winnipeg up by three with 5:29 left in the second as he redirected Ehlers’ cross-ice setup past Markstrom’s right toe.
Dubois scored on a rising wrist shot from the top of the circle at 1:04 of the third period. It was the second shot Rittich faced in the game.
A tic-tac-toe passing play below the hashmarks with Johnny Gaudreau and Matthew Tkachuk opened the net for Lindholm’s power-play goal 2:24 into the game.
Winnipeg took the lead with two goals in less than two minutes late in the first.
Thompson tied it with 3:41 left. The play was reviewed to determine if he’d kicked Dylan DeMelo’s shot on goal into the net but it stood. Schiefele’s one-timer off the rush on Connor’s pass beat Markstrom stick-side with 1:47 to go in the period.
Connor has a goal and four assists in his last three games
Flames F Josh Leivo played in his 200th career game.
Winnipeg has used the same 18 skaters and two goalies in 11 straight games.
Jets: Host Toronto on Wednesday night to open a four-game homestand.
Flames: At Vancouver on Wednesday night to open a two-game trip.
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