Jets score 5 in the 1st to beat Pens
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Blake Wheeler scored three of Winnipeg’s five goals in the first period and the Jets routed the Pittsburgh Penguins 7-1 on Sunday night.
Brendan Lemieux scored his first career goal for Winnipeg on a slap shot from the point at 12:20 of the third. The son of Claude Lemieux made his NHL debut Oct. 20.
Andrew Copp, Joel Armia and Mark Scheifele also scored for the Jets, who chased Matt Murray early. Connor Hellebuyck made 31 saves.
Winnipeg (5-3-2) scored three times in a span of 34 seconds late in the first to break it open against the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions.
The Penguins (7-5-1), playing back-to-back road games after losing 2-1 in Minnesota on Saturday, were on their heels from the start and didn’t score until Evgeni Malkin’s fifth of the season late in the second period.
Pittsburgh has been outscored 21-10 in the opening 20 minutes this season.
The Jets have played their best hockey this season in the opening period, outscoring their opponents 16-8.
Hurricanes 3, SO
RALEIGH, N.C. — Corey Perry scored the only goal in the shootout to lift Anaheim to a win over Carolina.
Jakob Silfverberg tied it with just under five minutes remaining in the third period for Anaheim. Ondrej Kase and Derek Grant scored in the first period, and Ryan Miller finished with 34 saves, including three point-blank stops in overtime, for the Ducks.
Jeff Skinner, Jordan Staal and Justin Faulk scored to rally the Hurricanes from a 2-0 deficit early in the opening period. Scott Darling stopped 22 shots.
Skinner pulled Carolina to 2-1 with a power-play goal with 7 seconds remaining in the first for his seventh of the season. Staal tied it with 6:27 to go in the second as he got Sebastian Aho’s pass from behind the net and beat Miller stick side.
The Hurricanes went ahead exactly five minutes later when Faulk beat Darling with a bullet from the high slot.