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, Manitoba (AP) — Dustin Byfuglien returned to the Winnipeg lineup and helped carry the Jets to a victory.The defenseman had a goal and two assists in a 4-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night after missing the previous two games with an upper-body injury.“I thought we put together a decent game,” said Byfuglien, who had his first goal of the season. “It’s nice to be back and we got our two points.”Patrik Laine and Bryan Little scored power-play goals, and Andrew Copp also scored for Winnipeg (4-2-1).Connor Hellebuyck made 26 saves for the Jets, playing the third game in a season-long six-game homestand (2-0-1).Bo Horvat scored for the Canucks (4-3-0), who had their three-game winning streak halted.Anders Nilsson stopped 28 shots for Vancouver, which finished its six-game road trip 3-3.“We’ve got to take positives out of this (road trip),” Horvat said. “Obviously to go 3-3 — it would have been nice to go 4-2 — but I thought we played some good hockey on this road trip.“I think we opened up a lot of eyes in our room and kind of created a culture for ourselves and have an identity to our team a little bit, where we’re going to be competing every single night and playing fast. So it’s all about consistency now throughout the lineup.”Little broke a 1-1 tie at 4:58 of the third period with a backhand shot that beat Nilsson. He also picked up an assist.Laine beat Nilsson with a one-timer late in the first period. Copp made it 3-1 with 7:14 left in the third and Byfuglien scored his first of the season at 14:43.Winnipeg was coming off a 5-4 overtime loss to Edmonton on Tuesday. In that game, the Jets gave up a three-goal lead entering the third period.“After that last game we were pretty hungry in the third period,” Little said. “It was our best period. Once we got that go-ahead goal it seemed like we turned it up even more. That’s what you need. That’s what we were looking to do.”Winnipeg led 1-0 after the first period Authentic Justin Bailey Jersey
, and Vancouver tied it in the second.Laine scored with 64 seconds remaining, taking a pass from Blake Wheeler across the front of the net and scoring past Nilsson on the stick side.Horvat scored his fourth goal of the season on a great effort to get around Winnipeg defenseman Jacob Trouba, hang on to a bouncing puck and shoot it past Hellebuyck at 12:54 of the second.Vancouver continued a power play at the start of the third period, but wasn’t successful on its second man advantage in the game. Winnipeg was 2 for 2.After giving his team the 2-1 lead at 4:58, Little hit the post. Copp then scored his first goal of the season when he banged in a bouncing puck in the crease at 12:45, and Byfuglien sealed it with 5:17 remaining.Vancouver defenseman Troy Stecher said returning home with six points was good and the trip showed them one important thing.“That we never quit, that’s for sure,” Stecher said. “I think we’re a group that’s going to have to win by committee. We’re learning how to win as a group.“Everybody’s trying to play to the best of their ability, but some nights aren’t going to go the way you want.”NOTES: Wheeler’s goal was his 500th point with the Jets franchise. It ranks second behind Ilya Kovalchuk during his time with the Atlanta Thrashers. … After being outshot 7-1 six minutes in, Winnipeg ramped it up and had an 11-8 edge at the end of the opening period.UP NEXTWinnipeg: Hosts Arizona on SaturdayVancouver: Hosts Boston on Saturday. CHICAGO (AP) — All it took was 16 extra seconds and one fancy passing sequence with Bo Horvat and Alexander Edler.Vancouver is headed home with a little momentum after a pair of solid performances on the road.Horvat scored 16 seconds into overtime, and the Canucks stopped Chicago’s five-game win streak with a 3-2 victory over the Blackhawks on Monday night.“That was a hell of an effort by our whole group tonight Kyle Okposo Jersey
,” coach Travis Green said.Horvat and Edler each had a goal and an assist for Vancouver, which was coming off a 3-2 shootout victory in Dallas on Sunday. Markus Granlund also scored, and Thatcher Demko made 29 saves in his third career win.The Canucks (31-32-10) remain on the fringe of the playoff race in the jumbled bottom of the Western Conference, pulling within six points of Arizona for the second wild card.While the postseason is a long shot, they open a seven-game homestand Wednesday night against Ottawa and might be able to build some momentum for next season with a strong finish.“Getting these wins have been really good for our team,” Horvat said.Jonathan Toews and Erik Gustafsson scored for Chicago (32-30-10), and Corey Crawford made 31 stops. The Blackhawks pulled within four points of the Coyotes, who lost 4-1 to the Lightning.“I don’t think anyone brought their ‘A’ game today,” Toews said. “We need to win every game. We needed to win tonight and we need to win the next one.”The Blackhawks trailed 2-1 before Gustafsson’s long slap shot went off Edler in front and past Demko with 3:13 left in regulation. But Horvat stepped up in overtime, finishing a give-and-go with Edler for his 25th of the season.“Eagle made a good play to get it back to me and I just wanted to whack at it,” Horvat said. “I wasn’t even sure it was in until I kind of went past the goalie and saw it was in and threw my arms in the air. It was pretty awesome.”Chicago jumped in front with its first power-play goal since Feb. 27 against Anaheim http://www.officialsabres.com/authentic-adidas-rasmus-ristolainen-jersey
, stopping a seven-game drought. Toews redirected Patrick Kane’s pass through the legs of Demko for his 31st goal with 35 seconds left in the first period.It was Kane’s 59th assist and 100th point on the season. The All-Star winger became the third player in franchise history with multiple 100-point seasons, joining Denis Savard and Jeremy Roenick.The Canucks responded with two in the second. Edler tied it at 1 when he drove a power-play slap shot by a screened Crawford 53 seconds into the period, and Granlund swept in a rebound at 6:22.Elias Pettersson picked up an assist on Granlund’s 10th goal for his 61st point, snapping a tie with Pavel Bure and Ivan Hlinka for the franchise rookie record. Pettersson was selected by Vancouver with the fifth-overall pick when the draft was held in Chicago in 2017.“It’s special that I broke the record where it all started pretty much,” he said. “It’s a cool (feeling).”NOTES: Blackhawks F Drake Caggiula missed his eighth consecutive game after he sustained a concussion against Anaheim on Feb. 27. “He’s in the protocol,” coach Jeremy Colliton said, “and certainly we’re not in the area that we’re worried about him being done for the season.” … The Canucks improved to 10-9-1 in back-to-backs this season. … Former Chicago White Sox slugger Jim Thome was honored after he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame last summer. Thome got a big ovation when he went out to center ice for a ceremonial puck drop. The Blackhawks also observed a moment of silence for Thome’s father, Chuck, who died last weekend.UP NEXTCanucks: Host the Senators on Wednesday night.Blackhawks: Host the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night.