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Jets score 4 in third period, beat Senators 6-3

Andrew Copp scored twice, and Paul Stastny and Mark Scheifele each had a goal and two assists as the Winnipeg Jets beat the Ottawa Senators 6-3 Saturday night.

Kye Connor and Nikolaj Ehlers also scored to help the Jets beat the Senators for the third straight time. Blake Wheeler had three assists and Connor Hellebuyck finished with 18 saves.

Evgenii Dadonov, Brady Tkachuk and Nick Paul scored for Ottawa. Marcus Hogberg had 32 saves.

Winnipeg Jets' Blake Wheeler (26) gets pushed over the back of Ottawa Senators goaltender Marcus Hogberg (1) by Chris Tierney (71) during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (John WoodsThe Canadian Press via AP)

The Jets trailed 3-2 after two periods before scoring four times in the third to get the win.

Copp tied it at 2:24 as he redirected a pass from Stastny towards the goal. The puck hit the post, but Copp knocked in the rebound..

The Jets took the lead for good on a power-play goal from Stastny with 4:15 left. Prior to the goal, Senators forward Derek Stepan lifted the puck out of play and was called for a delay of game penalty. Stastny took advantage with his first goal of the season.

Winnipeg Jets' Andrew Copp (9) scores on Ottawa Senators goaltender Marcus Hogberg (1) during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (John WoodsThe Canadian Press via AP)

Copp got his second of the night 1:10 later as he whacked at the puck several times in front of Hogberg, eventually putting it past the goalie.

Stepan appeared to pull Ottawa back within one, but the goal was reviewed and waved off for offside.

Scheifele’s empty-netter with 2:09 left sealed the win.

Winnipeg Jets' Andrew Copp (9) and Nikolaj Ehlers (27) celebrate Copp's goal on Ottawa Senators goaltender Marcus Hogberg during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (John WoodsThe Canadian Press via AP)

Ehlers opened the scoring with 5:57 left to play in the first period with a power-play goal. Ehlers quickly fired a shot past Hogberg after receiving a pass from defenseman Neil Pionk.

The Senators took the lead with a three-goal second period. Dadonov tied it at 4:04 with his first since joining Ottawa.

Connor regained the lead for Winnipeg with his fourth of the season at 8:18.

Winnipeg Jets' Andrew Copp (9) and Nikolaj Ehlers (27) celebrate Copp's goal against the Ottawa Senators during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (John WoodsThe Canadian Press via AP)

Tkachuk tied it 2-2 with 8:46 to go in the middle period as he got a backhand pass from Austin Watson with a Winnipeg player on him, spun around and beat Hellebuyck between his legs.

Paul gave the Senators their first lead of the game with 5:37 eft in the period as he fired a shot into the top right corner for his second goal of the season.

TRADE

Ottawa Senators' Evgenii Dadonov, center left, and Nick Paul celebrate Dadonov's goal against Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck (37) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (John WoodsThe Canadian Press via AP)

Earlier in the day, the Jets acquired center Pierre-Luc Dubois and a 2022 third-round draft pick from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for forward Patrik Laine and center Jack Roslovic.

MILESTONE

Wheeler’s assist on Connor’s second-period goal was the 500th of his career.

Winnipeg Jets' Blake Wheeler (26) attempts to get past Ottawa Senators' Erik Gudbranson (44) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (John WoodsThe Canadian Press via AP)

UP NEXT

Senators: At Vancouver on Monday night.

Jets: Host Edmonton on Sunday night.

Ottawa Senators' Evgenii Dadonov (63), Nick Paul (13), Artem Anisimov (51) and Mike Reilly (5) celebrate Paul's goal against the Winnipeg Jets during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (John WoodsThe Canadian Press via AP)