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Winnipeg Jets defeat Vegas Golden Knights 5-4 in overtime

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Posted at 5:33 PM, Jan 02, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-02 20:33:47-05

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Kyle Connor scored in overtime and the Winnipeg Jets held off the Vegas Golden Knights 5-4 in their return from a two-week hiatus.

Mattias Janmark scored twice for Vegas in the third period, including a tying goal with 8.1 seconds left, but Winnipeg's Connor Hellebuyck improved to 4-1-1 career against the Golden Knights by stopping 42 shots.

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Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Laurent Brossoit (39) dives to stop a shot by the Winnipeg Jets during the third period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Ellen Schmidt)

The Jets hadn't played since beating St. Louis 4-2 at home Dec. 19 due to COVID-19 outbreaks. They hadn't been on the road since Dec. 10, when they lost 4-3 in a shootout at Vancouver.

Jansen Harkins, Kristian Reichel, Andrew Copp and Paul Stastny also scored for the Jets.