Connor and Morrissey extend their point streak to 10 games as the Jets beat the Senators

Kyle Connor scored two goals and added an assist as the Winnipeg Jets defeated the Ottawa Senators 5-1 on Tuesday.

With a goal and an assist, Connor and defender Josh Morrissey extended their point streak to 10 games. Morrissey also reached the peak of his career with 38 points.

Kevin Stenlund and Sam Gagner scored other goals for the injury-ridden Jets (21-10-1), who have been 3-3-0 in their last six games.

David Rittich made 35 saves for Winnipeg. Netminder started back-to-back games for the first time this season. Connor Hellebuyck was missing due to a non-COVID illness.

Drake Batherson scores a power play goal for the Senators (14-16-2), who have been 4-2-0 in their last six games.

Cam Talbot stopped 19 shots for Ottawa.

Winnipeg, leading 3-1 in the first period, entered the third period 5-1 ahead.

Playing in his fifth game for the Jets, Stenlund scored his own rebound to record his first goal of the season in 1:58 of the opening period.

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Kyle Connor scored twice and led Winnipeg to a massive 5-1 victory over Ottawa.

Morrissey made the situation 2-0 as his shot for the sixth goal of the season swept through traffic five minutes later.

Batherson fired a one-off in the power play at 8:28 to cut the deficit 2-1. Alex DeBrincat recorded his first assist while playing in his 400th career game.

Gagner scored with 13 seconds left in the first period, giving Winnipeg a 3-1 lead.

Connor scored his 14th and 15th goals of the season in the second period.

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He scored with a one-on-one pass from Morrissey at 1:02. Morrissey looked like he could shoot, but instead he hurried the puck to Connor and fired into the open side of the net.

The winger made it 5-1 with 5:37 left of the second.

Morrissey’s goals and assists gave him 38 points in 32 games, one more than the 37 points he produced in 79 games last season.

Playing in his seventh full NHL season, the Calgary native ranks second among the league’s defenders with 38 points. San Jose’s Erik Karlsson scored 41 points against Tuesday’s Flames.

Morrissey’s 10-game scoring streak has one goal and 12 assists. He and Connor tied for team score.

Connor’s 10-game scoring streak includes seven goals and 10 assists.

Batherson’s scoring run was in nine games with six goals and seven assists.

The Jets embark on a two-game road trip against the Boston Bruins on Thursday. The Senators host the Washington Capitals in the first game of a three-game ranch on Thursday.

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