Mathieu Perreault’s two goals help Jets halt losing streak with win over Canucks

Mathieu Perreault scored two goals and added one assist to help the Winnipeg Jets stop a three-game losing streak with a 5-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Monday.

The triumph was the Jets’ seventh straight victory at home. They have points in their past 11 games (10-0-1) in Bell MTS Place.

The Canucks have dropped three straight in regulation for the first time this year.

Defencemen Dmitry Kulikov and Josh Morrissey and ahead Nikolaj Ehlers also scored for Winnipeg (18-8-5). Ehlers’ 14th of the season was on the power play and gave him goals in three consecutive games.

Brock Boeser scored his team-leading 16th goal for the Canucks. He also extended his goal-scoring streak to three matches.

Connor Hellebuyck made 25 saves for Winnipeg.

Jacob Markstrom stopped 19 shots for Vancouver (14-13-4).

The teams were tied 1-1 after the first period and Winnipeg led 3-1 after two.

Markstrom let in a sudden goal 88 minutes to the first, squeezing his pads Kulikov’s point taken, but the puck slid into the net behind him.

Boeser tied it up at 6:53 after Henrik Sedin took the puck around the back of Winnipeg’s net and fed a pass to Boeser from the slot.

The Canucks outshot the Jets 10-4 in the opening frame.

Winnipeg carried a late man advantage into the next, but Markstrom made a fast save on Kyle Connor’s deflection directly in front of him and a glove catch on an Ehlers’ shot to help kill the penalty.

Winnipeg got another power play at 2:55 when Sam Gagner was called for holding and Perreault fired in his goal in the slot just two minutes later.

The Jets capitalized on their next power play when, 37 seconds after Nic Dowd went off for hooking, Tyler Myers’ burst made a long rebound to Ehlers in the peak of the circle that made it 3-1 at 14:09.

The Canucks’ shot advantage after two periods was 17-15.

Morrissey scored his fourth goal of the season with a redirection on a 3-on-1 with Adam Lowry and Andrew Copp at 11:38. Christopher Tanev was the only defender.

Perreault netted an unassisted goal with 44 seconds left. Vancouver was 0 for 2 on the power play and Winnipeg 1 for 3.

Courtesy: The Globe And Mail