Winnipeg Jets forward Kyle Connor sealed his team’s 4–2 victory over the Calgary Flames on Saturday with a clutch goal late in the third period.
Winnipeg and Calgary were tied 2–2 with less than five minutes remaining in regulation time when Connor entered the offensive zone on a rush alongside Blake Wheeler and Mark Scheifele.
Scheifele controlled puck across the blue line before finding a trailing Wheeler with a pass. The Jets’ captain managed to draw both Noah Hanifin and Rasmus Andersson toward him before sliding the puck over to Connor, who immediately one-timed it over the shoulder of Flames goaltender Jacob Markstrom.
Connor’s 14th goal of the season — and his second of Saturday’s game — gave the Jets a 3–2 lead with just 4:51 remaining in the third period. Here’s the video of the goal, as posted to Twitter by Hockey Night Punjabi:
— Hockey Night Punjabi (@HkyNightPunjabi) November 28, 2021
In addition to Connor’s two goals, Paul Stastny and Andrew Copp scored for the Jets on Saturday. Matthew Tkachuk and Elias Lindholm gave the Flames a 2–0 lead early in the first period before Winnipeg rallied with four unanswered goals to win the game.
The Jets improved to 10–7–4 with the win, snapping a five-game losing streak in the process. Winnipeg will return to action at home on Nov. 29 to play host to the 4–15–2 Arizona Coyotes.