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Keller nets 2 goals, but Coyotes fall in Winnipeg


WINNIPEG, Manitoba – Jacob Trouba was glad to see some different names on the scoresheet.

Tyler Myers, Josh Morrissey and Mathieu Perreault each recorded their first goals of the season as the Winnipeg Jets defeated the Arizona Coyotes 5-3 on Saturday.

Trouba added a career-high three assists, while Adam Lowry scored his fourth goal of the season and Blake Wheeler contribute­d an empty-netter. Morrissey and Kyle Connor, who had two assists, are tied for the team lead in points with seven.

“When everyone gets a goal, it feels pretty good when they score,” Trouba said. “It’s good to see. You want to see everyone jump in and get in there.”

Making his second start of the season for the Jets (5-2-1), backup goalie Laurent Brossoit stopped 42 shots for his second victory.

“We had a little lull in the first (period) and he was there to back us up, especially on those penalty kills,” Trouba said of Brossoit.

“Both games he’s played he’s been extremely good and when (Connor Hellebuyck’s) been in, he’s been good. You definitely can’t look at the goaltender­s and expect much more.”

Clayton Keller scored twice and Christian Fischer had one goal for Arizona (2-5). Oliver Ekman-Larsson had three assists.

Antti Raanta made 27 saves for the Coyotes, who haven’t won in Winnipeg since the Jets moved from Atlanta to Manitoba in 2011.

Arizona had a total of eight goals in its previous six games.

“It’s good to see some go in,” Keller said. “We played hard tonight. We stuck with it. We didn’t give up. We were right there. We learned a lot about our team tonight.”

The game was tied 1-1 after the first period and Winnipeg led 3-1 after two.

The Coyotes were outshootin­g the Jets 13-2 in the first period with nothing to show for it until Fischer took a pass from Ekman-Larsson and moved the puck around the front of Brossoit before flipping it into the net with 4:23 remaining.

The Jets went almost 14 minutes between their second and third shots, but made a late one count when Morrissey fired the puck from the point. It hit Lowry’s blade and went in with 44 seconds left in the period.

Arizona had a 16-6 shot advantage in the opening period and went 0 for 2 on the power play.

Arizona’s shot advantage was down to 27-22 after two.

Keller made it 3-2 at 3:50 of the third, but Winnipeg responded less than two minutes later.

 ?? AP ?? The Jets’ Bryan Little (18) and the Coyotes’ Christian Fischer fight for position on Saturday in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
AP The Jets’ Bryan Little (18) and the Coyotes’ Christian Fischer fight for position on Saturday in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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