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game recap

Jets 6, Flyers 4

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:46 AM

Associated Press

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Jets 6, Flyers 4
Philadelphia Flyers 4, Winnipeg Jets 6
Three Stars of the Game
Dustin Byfuglien
1st
Dustin Byfuglien
G: 1Shots: 3
A: 2Hits: 1
PTS: 3PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 23:40
Bryan Little
2nd
Bryan Little
G: 2Shots: 3
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 19:55
Scott Hartnell
3rd
Scott Hartnell
LW
G: 2Shots: 4
A: 1Hits: 2
PTS: 3PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 21:23

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) - The Winnipeg Jets are starting to gain confidence in their new home.

Bryan Little scored twice early in the first period to help the Jets beat the Philadelphia Flyers 6-4 on Saturday.

Dustin Byfuglien had a goal and two assists, and Andrew Ladd, Jim Slater and Nik Antropov also scored for Winnipeg. Little, Ladd and Byfuglien had power-play goals, and Slater scored short-handed.

Scott Hartnell had two goals and two assists, and Matt Read also scored twice for Philadelphia. The Flyers hadn't lost in regulation time in nine games, and had won three straight.

The Jets have won three straight at home against Eastern Conference opponents, including victories over the Tampa Bay Lightning and Washington Capitals earlier in the week.

Little made it 2-0 with goals 2:15 apart. He has four goals this season.

Winnipeg is playing the schedule of the former Atlanta Thrashers, and is still in the Southeast Division because the franchise moved too close to the start of the season. The Jets will shift to the Western Conference next season.

"This was a good homestand for us," Little said. "We played three tough teams and got three wins, so it's great.

"I think (confidence) is huge for us. It just kept building, starting with that first game. These were not easy teams. These are teams that could give us some real trouble. But we're playing simple ... we're outworking teams."

Winnipeg (8-9-3) led 5-1 midway through the second period and held on.

Little scored off a rebound on a power play at 4:45, and followed with an even-strength goal at 7:00, blasting a shot through goalie Sergei Bobrovsky's legs.

Ladd made it 3-0 midway through the period when he took a feed from Kyle Wellwood and scored on the power play for his sixth of the season.

"We needed that fast start. We got those power plays and took advantage," Byfuglien said. "Winning is everything. It's fun here. We're building off these fans. It's something we've done all year."

Hartnell scored his first of the game with 6:33 left in the period when he tipped a shot over goalie Ondrej Pavelec's shoulder on a power play.

Slater made it 4-1 with his short-handed goal early in the second.

The Flyers then took a pair of minor penalties to give the Jets a 5-on-3 power play for a full 2 minutes. Byfuglien made them pay, slipping a shot past Bobrovsky from a sharp angle to give the Jets a 5-1 lead.

"Against a team like that, that's playing with confidence and moving the puck around, you're going to get behind," Flyers captain Chris Pronger said of the penalties taken by Philadelphia. "We let them get off to a great start and they kind of coasted in from there.

"When you're not ready to compete and play hard and do all the little things, we let them skate around and do what they wanted to do and that's going to be the result, that first 10 minutes."

Almost immediately, Jets' fans began chanting "We want Ilya! We want Ilya!", hoping that Flyers coach Peter Laviolette would substitute goalie Ilya Bryzgalov for Bobrovsky.

Bryzgalov gave up four goals on 10 shots in Winnipeg's 9-8 victory over the Flyers on Oct. 28.

The Russian goalie also made some comments about Winnipeg last spring when he was with the Phoenix Coyotes, saying publicly he wouldn't move to the Manitoba capital if the franchise moved from the desert.

Hartnell scored his second power-play goal of the game with just under 4 minutes left in the second.

Read scored twice for the Flyers in the third period.

"We have to be smarter (in the third period), but two points is two points," Pavelec said. "It shows us we can play against those teams. They are one of the best teams in the NHL and we know if we play our style of hockey, we can beat them."

NOTES: Jets forward Eric Fehr, from Winkler, Manitoba, made his season debut after missing the first 19 games of the season. Fehr, coming off shoulder surgery, was dealt from the Washington Capitals to the Jets in July for forward Danick Paquette and a fourth-round pick in the 2012 draft. Fehr had 10 goals and 10 assists in 52 games for the Capitals last season.

scoring summary
1st Period
04:45
WPG
PPG - Bryan Little (3) ASST: Blake Wheeler (8), Dustin Byfuglien (9)
1 - 0 WPG
07:00
WPG
Bryan Little (4) ASST: Blake Wheeler (9), Evander Kane (6)
2 - 0 WPG
10:15
WPG
PPG - Andrew Ladd (6) ASST: Kyle Wellwood (8), Dustin Byfuglien (10)
3 - 0 WPG
13:27
PHI
PPG - Scott Hartnell (7) ASST: Chris Pronger (10), Claude Giroux (13)
3 - 1 WPG
2nd Period
05:49
WPG
SHG - Jim Slater (6) ASST: NONE
4 - 1 WPG
10:20
WPG
PPG - Dustin Byfuglien (4) ASST: Andrew Ladd (4), Kyle Wellwood (9)
5 - 1 WPG
16:09
PHI
PPG - Scott Hartnell (8) ASST: Daniel Briere (9), Chris Pronger (11)
5 - 2 WPG
3rd Period
08:32
PHI
Matt Read (7) ASST: Scott Hartnell (9), Claude Giroux (14)
5 - 3 WPG
17:46
PHI
Matt Read (8) ASST: Claude Giroux (15), Matthew Carle (6)
5 - 4 WPG
18:46
WPG
EN - Nik Antropov (4) ASST: NONE
6 - 4 WPG
penalty summary
1st Period
03:22
PHI
Harry Zolnierczyk  Too many men on the ice
09:35
PHI
Chris Pronger  Slashing against  Blake Wheeler
10:15
PHI
Daniel Briere  Unsportsmanlike conduct
12:52
WPG
Alexander Burmistrov  Tripping against  Wayne Simmonds
17:50
WPG
Jim Slater  Delaying Game - Puck over glass
2nd Period
03:54
WPG
Johnny Oduya  Hooking against  Harry Zolnierczyk
06:00
PHI
Zac Rinaldo  Interference against  Arturs Kulda
08:36
PHI
Matthew Carle  Holding against  Alexander Burmistrov
08:36
PHI
Daniel Briere  Cross checking against  Jason Jaffray
11:03
PHI
Andreas Lilja  Hooking against  Johnny Oduya
14:06
WPG
Nik Antropov  Interference against  Zac Rinaldo
14:06
PHI
Jody Shelley  Misconduct
15:25
WPG
Tanner Glass  Delaying Game - Puck over glass
16:56
WPG
Tanner Glass  Roughing against  Harry Zolnierczyk
16:56
PHI
Harry Zolnierczyk  Roughing against  Tanner Glass
3rd Period
02:21
WPG
Evander Kane  Elbowing against  Andrej Meszaros
09:46
PHI
Maxime Talbot  Hooking against  Mark Stuart
11:39
WPG
Evander Kane  Cross checking against  Kimmo Timonen
14:17
WPG
Evander Kane  Interference against  Kimmo Timonen
goalie stats
Sergei Bobrovsky
SA: 39TOI: 58:35
Saves: 34EV: 19 - 20
PIM: 0PP: 14 - 17
SV%: .872SH: 1 - 2
Ondrej Pavelec
Ondrej Pavelec
7-7-3
SA: 31TOI: 59:57
Saves: 27EV: 21 - 23
PIM: 0PP: 6 - 8
SV%: .871SH: 0 - 0
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