National Hockey League
Winnipeg 5, New Jersey 2
When: 7:00 PM ET, Sunday, November 11, 2018
Where: Bell MTS Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Referees: Wes McCauley, Justin St. Pierre
Linesmen: Travis Gawryletz, Kiel Murchison
Attendance: 15321

Mark Scheifele scored twice and Blake Wheeler extended his points streak to 10 games with two assists as the host Winnipeg Jets never trailed in a 5-2 victory over the slumping New Jersey Devils on Sunday night.

Scheifele scored two of Winnipeg's first three goals and assisted on a third, by Nikolaj Ehlers.

Scheifele recorded his second two-goal game of the season and 16th of his career by getting his eighth and ninth tallies of the season.

Wheeler kept his streak going by getting the primary assist on Scheifele's first tally and the secondary assist on Ehlers' goal. During his streak, Wheeler has two goals and 17 assists. He has points in 13 of Winnipeg's 16 games this season.

Jack Roslovic and Mathieu Perreault also scored for the Jets, who beat the Devils for the fifth straight time and tallied five times for the fifth time this season.

Connor Hellebuyck made 34 saves as Winnipeg improved to 7-2-1 at home and also improved to 11-1-2 in the last 14 meetings with New Jersey.

Brett Seney and Blake Coleman scored for the Devils, who finished off a season-high seven-game trip by going 1-6-0. The Devils were outscored 34-17 on the trip and also dropped to 2-8-1 in their last 11 games since a season-opening four-game winning streak.

Cory Schneider allowed five goals on 28 shots. He has allowed 12 goals in his first three starts of the season.

The Jets took command of the game within the first four minutes by scoring twice in a span of 29 seconds. Roslovic put a wrist shot from the slot over Schneider's glove for his first goal of the season, and Scheifele put a wrister by Schneider after getting a pass from Wheeler, who forced a turnover.

Seney netted his first career goal with 12:45 left in the first period by converting Jesper Bratt's backhand pass, but Scheifele scored his second of the night on an easy tap-in from the right doorstep 2:58 into the second.

After Coleman answered Scheifele's second tally less than a minute later, Ehlers put a one-timer by Schneider with 12:06 left in the second, and Perreault did the same nearly six minutes later to make it 5-2.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
New Jersey   Winnipeg
Damon Severson 2 Points Mark Scheifele 3
Blake Coleman 1 Goals Mark Scheifele 2
Damon Severson 2 Assists Blake Wheeler 2
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Cory Schneider .821 Save Percentage Connor Hellebuyck .944
Cory Schneider 23 Saves Connor Hellebuyck 34
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
New Jersey 36 2 0-3 1-1 6 24
Winnipeg 28 5 0-1 3-3 10 38
Upcoming Games
  • Winnipeg will play their next game at home against Washington. The Jets have a W/L % of .333 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • New Jersey will play their next game at home against Pittsburgh. The Devils have a W/L % of .571 after a win and .250 after a loss.