WINNIPEG, Manitoba – Bryan Little scored twice in the third period to help the Winnipeg Jets beat the Boston Bruins 4-2 on Friday night.

Blake Wheeler had a goal and two assists, and Alexander Burmistrov also scored for Winnipeg.

Jordan Caron and David Krejci scored for Boston.

Coming off a shootout victory in Minnesota on Thursday night, the Jets won games on consecutive nights for the first time this season.

The Stanley Cup champion Bruins peppered Winnipeg goalie Ondrej Pavelec in the first period. Pavelec made key save after key save, even though the Jets were outskated, outchecked and outshot 13-4.

Burmistrov scored at 1:59 of the second period on Winnipeg’s fifth shot of the game. He fired a clean wrist shot from the right circle that beat Tukka Rask.

Caron tied it at 6:10, sending a high shot into the Winnipeg net that Pavelec never touched.

Winnipeg shut the Bruins down on their first power-play opportunity on an elbowing call against Evander Kane in the second. The Bruins didn’t get off a shot.

Wheeler then slammed home a drop pass from Dustin Byfuglien to put the Jets ahead with 4:10 left in the period. It was a starkly different period for Boston, with Winnipeg holding a 9-8 edge on shots and no longer struggling to get the puck out of their zone.

Krejci tied it at 49 seconds of the third, scoring off a pass from Tyler Seguin.

Little scored the go-ahead goal at 4:16 and gave Winnipeg some insurance with his second at 6:20. Wheeler assisted on both goals. 

DEVILS 3, DUCKS 2: Ilya Kovalchuk and Patrik Elias scored shootout goals as New Jersey beat visiting Anaheim.

Martin Brodeur made 36 saves and preserved the shootout win with a pad save on Ryan Getzlaf as the Devils won for the seventh time in nine games and handed the Ducks only their seventh loss (14-3-4) since the start of the year. 

CANADIENS 4, SABRES 3: Max Pacioretty and David Desharnais scored shootout goals, and Carey Price stopped both attempts he faced as Montreal won at Buffalo, N.Y.

Chris Campoli, Scott Gomez and Tomas Kaberle scored in regulation to help the Canadiens win their third straight road game and improve to 5-1-1 in their past seven overall. Montreal (24-25-10) also jumped out of a logjam of three teams with 56 points and alone into 11th place in the Eastern Conference standings.

Tyler Ennis, Tyler Myers and Robyn Regehr scored for Buffalo. The Sabres, 0-3-1 in their past four, at least salvaged a point after Ennis forced overtime by scoring with 8:05 left in the third period. 

RED WINGS 2, PREDATORS 1: Pavel Datsyuk scored with 5 seconds left as Detroit beat Nashville for its 22nd consecutive home victory.

Three nights after breaking the single-season record for consecutive home victories, the Red Wings tied Boston’s multiple-season mark.

The Bruins closed the 1929-30 season with 20 victories at home and won their first two the following season.

Detroit can break the record Sunday against San Jose.

HURRICANES 3, SHARKS 2: Jussi Jokinen scored on a deflection with 8:05 left as Carolina beat San Jose at Raleigh, N.C.

Jeff Skinner and Justin Faulk scored 3:03 apart in the first period for the Hurricanes, who let a two-goal lead slip away before regrouping to beat the Pacific Division leaders.

The Southeast Division’s last-place team won its second straight, earned points in its sixth consecutive game and improved to 10-3-1 in its last 14 at home. 

CAPITALS 2, PANTHERS 1: Alexander Semin scored the tie-breaking goal and Tomas Vokoun made 22 saves against his former team as Washington won at Sunrise, Fla.

Alex Ovechkin also scored as the Capitals moved two points behind the first-place Panthers in the Southeast Division.

Tomas Fleischmann scored for Florida and Jose Theodore stopped 39 shots.

NOTES

Columbus activated defenseman Brett Lebda off injured reserve and placed goaltender Curtis Sanford on injured reserve … Montreal sent defenseman Hal Gill and a conditional 2013 fifth-round draft pick to Nashville for Blake Geoffrion, prospect Robert Slaney and a 2012 second-round pick.


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