The Winnipeg Jets are finding ways to win late during their best stretch of the season.
Nikolaj Ehlers added an empty-net goal with 2.1 seconds left and Connor Hellebuyck stopped 27 shots to help Winnipeg get its season-high fourth straight win and fifth in six games.
“We were able to grind and stick with our game,” Hellebuyck said. “We’re believing in ourselves and doing everything right.”
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The Jets have three straight road wins for the first time this season after completing a sweep of their three-game trip to the New York area. Winnipeg beat New Jersey 4-3 in overtime on Saturday, then won 4-3 in a shootout against the Rangers on Sunday.
The Jets scored three goals after the second period in each of the three wins.
Anders Lee scored and Thomas Greiss finished with 21 saves for New York, which has lost three of four (1-2-1). The Islanders were back at Barclays Center three nights after rallying for a 3-2 win over Columbus in their first regular-season game at Nassau Coliseum in 3 1/2 years.
Despite the loss, they were pleased with how they played in this one.
Lee broke the scoreless tie 1:33 into the third period when he knocked down Johnny Boychuk’s shot from the right point and beat Hellebuyck from the left side for his 10th. It gave Lee four goals and six points in the last six games.
Trouba tied it on the power play with a slap shot straightaway from the blue line for his third at 3:39. Lowry put the Jets ahead as he scored on a rebound of Brandon Tanev’s shot in front for his fifth at 4:01.
Lowry’s goal was his first since Oct. 20. He had three assists in 18 games since.
“I’ve had some chances last few games,” he said. “There was a stretch I wasn’t really happy with how my game was going. … I was real happy to see that one go in.”