3 Talking Points: Winnipeg Jets Beat Anaheim Ducks 3-2

Winnipeg Jets, Kyle Connor (81). Mandatory Credit: Terrence Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Winnipeg Jets, Kyle Connor (81). Mandatory Credit: Terrence Lee-USA TODAY Sports /
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Winnipeg Jets, Connor Hellebuyck (37). Mandatory Credit: Terrence Lee-USA TODAY Sports /

Kyle Connor scored all three goals for the Winnipeg Jets as they beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-2. Here are three talking points from the game.

The Winnipeg Jets returned to the Canada Life Centre last night as they started a three-game homestand.

Winnipeg who has the highest winning percentage in the Central Division was hosting the Anaheim Ducks who came into this game in last place in the Western Conference, but the Ducks were entering this game winning their last time out.

Rick Bowness and the Winnipeg Jets coaching staff were forced to make some lineup changes in this one. Dominic Toninanto came into the lineup for Mason Appleton, who will miss the next eight to twelve weeks, Kyle Capobianco replaced Dylan DeMelo, and Connor Hellebuyck returned to the net after David Rittich played and picked up the win against the Seattle Kraken.

This game was extremely close throughout and a final minute goal in regulation by Kyle Connor proved to be the difference. Here are three talking points from the Jets’ 3-2 win:

3. Home Success Continues

Last season, the Jets were by far a better team on home ice compared to on the road. At the end of the 2021-2022 season, the Jets posted a 23-15-3 record at home compared to a 16-17-8 record on the road. 15 games into this season the Jets are continuing this trend.

With last night’s win, the Jets are currently on a five-game winning streak at the Canada Life Centre. It started on October 24th with a 4-0 shutout versus the St. Louis Blues and then Winnipeg swept their last three-game homestand as they beat the Canadiens, Blackhawks, and Stars.

The Canada Life Centre is proving to be a great place to play for the Jets and they have the second best home winning percentage in the NHL. Currently, the Jets have six wins and one loss at home and the only team with a better winning percentage on home ice is the Boston Bruins, who are an outstanding 10-0-0 at the TD Garden.