Kyle Connor’s late goal send Winnipeg over Columbus

Kyle Connor scored with 1:14 remaining to give the host Winnipeg Jets a 4-3 victory over the slumping Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday night.

Winnipeg won its sixth consecutive home game and handed the Blue Jackets their fourth straight loss overall.

Mark Scheifele scored his team-leading 26th goal of the season for the Jets, with captain Blake Wheeler getting his 54th assist. Mason Appleton and Jack Roslovic also scored, and Jacob Trouba had two assists.

Connor Hellebuyck made 28 saves in the opener of a three-game homestand.

Artemi Panarin got his 20th goal and added an assist for Columbus. Josh Anderson had a power-play goal and Oliver Bjorkstrand also scored. Seth Jones contributed two assists.

Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 22 shots for the Blue Jackets.

Anderson got his goal on a power play when Panarin found him in the slot at 13:30.

Cam Atkinson, Columbus’ leading scorer, was hit in the face by a puck during warm-ups and was replaced by Mark Letestu.

Flyers 3, Bruins 2: Travis Sanheim scored a power-play goal 2:56 into overtime and Philadelphia beat host Boston to extend its season-best winning streak to six. Sanheim assisted on Oskar Lindblom’s tying goal with 9:24 left in the third period, then beat Tuukka Rask with a long wrist shot in the final seconds of a power play. David Pastrnak scored both goals for the Bruins.

Rangers 4, Devils 3: Mika Zibanejad capped his second career hat trick with the winning goal with 4:36 to play and visiting New York rallied from an early two-goal deficit to beat New Jersey. Zibanejad also had an assist on Chris Kreider’s goal. Nico Hischier, Marcus Johansson and Egor Yakovlev scored for the Devils.

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