Winnipeg Jets' Brandon Tanev (13) scores against Philadelphia Flyers' goaltender Michal Neuvirth (30) after getting past Flyers' Ivan Provorov (9) during second-period NHL hockey game action in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018.

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Jets get 3 on power play, rout Flyers 7-1

December 09, 2018 - 6:34 pm
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WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Josh Morrissey scored one of Winnipeg's three power-play goals and the Jets got goals from seven players while routing the Philadelphia Flyers 7-1 on Sunday.

Kyle Connor, Brandon Tanev, Dustin Byfuglien, Blake Wheeler, Bryan Little and Tyler Myers also scored for Winnipeg (18-9-2).

Mark Scheifele assisted on all three of Winnipeg's second-period goals, and Nikolaj Ehlers and Patrik Laine each had two assists.

Jakub Voracek scored his eighth goal for the Flyers (12-13-3).

The Jets' power play was 3 for 6, while the Flyers went 0 for 2.

Connor Hellebuyck made 36 saves for Winnipeg. Philadelphia's Michal Neuvirth, in just his second appearance of the season, allowed three goals on 10 shots before being replaced by Anthony Stolarz in the second period. Stolarz stopped 21 shots.

Connor's shot from the high slot found its way through traffic for his 11th of the season to open scoring for Winnipeg midway through the first. It was Connor's first goal in 10 games.

Morrissey struck less than three minutes later with Radko Gudas off for roughing Scheifele. Morrissey — who returned to the Jets lineup Sunday after missing the last two games with a lower-body injury — beat a screened Neuvirth with a slap shot for his third goal of the season.

Winnipeg scored three times in the second period, with the first chasing Neuvirth as Tanev jumped on a rebound for his fifth goal of the season.

Five seconds into their second power play of the game, Byfuglien's point shot made its way through for his third of the season, making it 4-1 for the Jets.

Wheeler's short-handed breakaway goal late in the second period was the Winnipeg captain's 15th-career short-handed point, setting a franchise record.

NOTES: Philadelphia's Robert Hagg was given a game misconduct in the second period for a hit from behind on Connor.

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Flyers: Continue a five-game trip at Calgary on Wednesday night.

Jets: Host Chicago on Tuesday night.

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