CHICAGO (AP) — Bryan Little and Chris Thorburn scored 28 seconds apart midway through the third period to snap a tie, and the Winnipeg Jets went on to beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-2 on Friday night for their third straight win.
Zach Bogosian and Andrew Ladd each had a goal and an assist for the Jets, who — along with rookie goalie Michael Hutchinson — beat the Blackhawks for the third time this season, all in Chicago.READ MORE: Family Of Amazon Delivery Driver Killed When Tornado Hit Downstate Warehouse To File Lawsuit
Hutchinson made 31 saves. In his previous two wins against the Blackhawks, he stopped 71 of 72 shots.
Chicago rookie Teuvo Teravainen got his first NHL goal, Brandon Saad also scored, and Corey Crawford finished with 31 saves.
Jets forward Mathieu Perreault left the ice gingerly with 9.4 seconds left in the second period after being cross-checked across the back by Chicago’s Daniel Carcillo, and didn’t return. Perreault, who scored four goals against Florida on Tuesday, had six goals and three assists in his last five games.
The Jets played their third game in four nights — and sixth in nine — against a Chicago team that hadn’t played since Sunday. Winnipeg was also coming off a 2-1 win at Dallas on Thursday in which they were outshot 47-22 and No. 1 goalie Ondrej Pavelec was the difference.
The Blackhawks dominated early in an uptempo, physical first period punctuated by two free-swinging fights.
Saad opened the scoring just 53 seconds in when he backhanded a rolling puck from the left circle, and the rising shot slipped past Hutchinson’s right elbow.READ MORE: Mayor Lori Lightfoot Ending 5-Day Isolation After Testing Positive For COVID-19 Last Week
The Jets came on as the period progressed and tested Crawford with some prime chances.
Bogosian tied it at 1 midway through the first on a low screened shot from inside the blue line after taking a feed from Andrew Ladd. Winnipeg’s Adam Lowry was in front of the crease as the puck slipped under Crawford’s pads.
Following a scoreless and scrappy second period, the Jets came out strong in early in the third.
Little’s power-play goal, set up by Bogosian’s slick pass, put the Jets ahead 2-1 at 9:31 of the third. Thorburn, at the edge of the crease, tipped in Adam Lowry’s feed from the top of the slot 28 seconds later.
Teravainen picked up a loose puck made it 3-2 with 7:17 left on a shot from the slot.
With Crawford on the bench for an extra attacker, Ladd scored into an empty with 29 seconds to seal the win.
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