Ducks can’t overcome Kyle Connor’s hat trick in loss to Jets
Kyle Connor completed a hat trick with 53.5 seconds left to give the Winnipeg Jets a 3-2 victory over the Ducks on Thursday night.
Connor converted a pass from forward Mark Scheifele, snapping a shot past goalie John Gibson.
“My game wasn’t too far off,” Connor said. “I put a little more emphasis of getting to the net tonight, just being around more pucks there. So, just put yourself in good situations, that’s all you can ask for. I wasn’t getting too frustrated through the first 10, 12, 13 games there.”
Connor Hellebuyck stopped 29 shots to help the Jets improve to 10-4-1.
Ryan Strome scored with 49 seconds left in overtime and the Ducks ended a three-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings.
“We played 59 good minutes,” Zegras said. “I make a bad play on the wall and miss my guy going to the front of the net and the game’s over. I would say it’s kind of on me. There were some good things, some bad things. It’s getting old, for sure.”
Zegras tied it at 2-2 with 5:17 left — just 28 seconds after Connor gave Winnipeg a 2-1 edge.
“It’s really heartbreaking,” Ducks coach Dallas Eakins said. “We played a really solid team road game. We stood right in there, swinging, with one of the better teams in the league right now. And we had a missed puck-play and a missed assignment in the last minute and it cost us.”
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