The Winnipeg Jets scored three goals on their first 10 shots and held on to a 4-1 win over the New York Rangers on Monday night.
Winnipeg (35-21-1) ended its shortstop streak of two losses in regulation time.
More comfortable on the road than at Madison Square Garden this season, New York (33-15-9) has gone unbeaten in regulation in its previous 10 games (8-0-2).
And the Jets’ three leading scorers, Mark Shevell – who scored twice – Pierre-Luc Dubois and Kyle Connor, beat Igor Shesterkin, having been tested just 21 times.
On the other side of the rink, Connor Helbeck has repeatedly frustrated New Yorkers, making 50 saves, on the busiest nights of the season.
Scheifele is sixth in the NHL with 34 goals scored, notably ahead of Leon Draisaitl of the Edmonton Oilers and Kirill Kaprizov of the Minnesota Wild.
The Jets’ No. 55 has two or more goals 10 times in 2022-23, which puts him in first place on the Bettman Tour.
With 26 games remaining, the 29-year-old has scored a career-high four goals of 38, which dates back to the 2018-19 season.
Meanwhile, Josh Morrissey’s impressive season continued as he collected 46 and 47 assists from the campaign.
Morrissey now sits alone atop the Jets’ all-time leading scorer among defensemen, with 58 points that put him two ahead of former teammate Dustin Byvoglin’s record set in 2013-14.
Only Vincent Troschek, author of his 16th goal of the campaign, managed to break through the Hellebuyck wall, midway through the second half.
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