Jets over­come key in­juries to beat Flames

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Niko­laj Eh­lers scored a third-pe­riod power-play goal to give the Jets a 3-2 win over the Flames on Mon­day and even their qual­i­fy­ing-round se­ries at a game apiece.

The Jets were forced into whole­sale line changes in the ab­sence of cen­ters Mark Scheifele and Ma­son Ap­ple­ton and winger Pa­trik Laine. Play­ing with­out three reg­u­lars only served as in­spi­ra­tion for the Jets.

“It was a spe­cial time for our team to rally,” coach Paul Mau­rice said. “I’m proud that we won the game in the man­ner that we did with the in­juries that we had be­cause it will give the peo­ple that are not fa­mil­iar to our sea­son a lit­tle glimpse of what we’ve been do­ing all year.”

For the Jets, Adam Lowry had a goal and an as­sist, Jansen Harkins scored and Jack Roslovic had two as­sists. Vez­ina Tro­phy fi­nal­ist Con­nor Helle­buyck made 28 saves.

Elias Lind­holm and Sam Ben­nett scored for the Flames. Cam Tal­bot made 23 saves.

The teams have 24 hours to re­cover for Game 3 on Tues­day in Ed­mon­ton. Win­nipeg will be the home team for the first time in the se­ries.

Hur­ri­canes 4, Rangers 1

An­drei Svechnikov tal­lied the first post­sea­son hat trick in fran­chise his­tory as the Hur­ri­canes beat the Rangers to take a 2-0 lead in the Stan­ley Cup qual­i­fier se­ries. Svechnikov beat Hen­rik Lundqvist for the game’s first goal less than five min­utes in. He fol­lowed with a power-play one-timer early in the sec­ond, then buried the third at 14:02 of the third. Se­bas­tian Aho as­sisted on all three goals.

This and that

Bru­ins goalie Tuukka Rask re­turned to prac­tice af­ter be­ing quar­an­tined for two days as a pre­cau­tion against COVID-19, and he could play against the Light­ning on Wed­nes­day in a round-robin game. Rask said he had a cough and had to have two neg­a­tive tests be­fore he could re­turn.

Canucks for­ward Micheal Fer­land was fined $5,000, the max­i­mum al­lowed un­der the col­lec­tive-bar­gain­ing agree­ment, for spear­ing and Wild for­ward Luke Kunin was fined $1,000 for un­sports­man­like con­duct for their ac­tions dur­ing Game 1 of the teams’ qual­i­fier se­ries Sun­day.

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