Jets’ franchise-record 5-game road winning streak halted by Kraken

Jared McCann scored the late game-winner to give the Kraken a 3-2 win against the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday night in Seattle.

Jordan Eberle and Ryan Donato also scored for the Kraken, and Philipp Grubauer stopped 15 shots, with both Winnipeg goals coming on the power play.

Mark Scheifele and Pierre-Luc Dubois scored for the Jets. David Rittich had 32 saves. The loss ended Winnipeg’s five-game road winning streak, which had tied a franchise record.

Seattle generally held an advantage throughout the night in even strength and outshot the Jets 34-17, although Winnipeg took advantage of power play opportunities.

The Jets managed only three shots in the first period but still took a 1-0 lead. Seattle was whistled for a pair of penalties less than a minute apart. Winnipeg took advantage of the five-on-three, scoring off the initial faceoff after the second penalty when Scheifele redirected a shot by Josh Morrissey past Grubauer.

Eberle tied the game in the second period with a nice spinning backhand from the left circle, but the Jets quickly regained the lead with another power play opportunity as Dubois tapped in a rebound with about seven minutes left in the period.

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Kraken’s Eberle scores with wicked backhand in win over Jets

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Seattle’s Jordan Eberle spin and fires a backhand upstairs as they go on to rally for a 3-2 victory over Winnipeg.

Donato tied the game again just 16 seconds into the third period, redirecting a Yanni Gourde shot past Rittich. McCann gave the Kraken the lead with 4 1/2 minutes left in the game, putting the puck over Rittich’s shoulder from the right circle. It was McCann’s team-leading 14th goal.

Morrissey’s first-period assist gave him a nine-game point streak, setting a franchise record for the longest streak by a defenceman.

Morrissey also became the first defenceman to reach 30 assists this season. Kyle Connor extended his scoring streak to nine games with a second period assist, tying Morrissey for the longest Jets streak this season.

The Jets return home to host the Senators on Tuesday.

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