Jonathan Drouin’s four-point night leads Montreal Canadiens past Winnipeg Jets

Jonathan Drouin had the first four-point game of his career as the Montreal Canadiens earned a 5-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday night.Drouin had two goals and two assists as Montreal extended its win streak to three.Captain Shea Weber, Phillip Danault and Jesperi Kotkaniemi also scored for the Canadiens (31-18-6), who improved to 8-1-1 in their last 10 games. Carey Price earned his seventh consecutive victory with a 32-save effort.Story continues below

Danault also had three assists for a four-point game while Kotkaniemi has scored in four consecutive matches.Mark Scheifele and Brendan Lemieux scored for the Central division-leading Jets (34-17-3), who have lost two games in a row. Connor Hellebuyck stopped 48 shots in defeat.READ MORE: Winnipeg Jets’ Josh Morrissey feeling better, Dustin Byfuglien ready to returnDustin Byfuglien was back in the Jets lineup after missing 15 straight games with a lower-body injury. The big defenceman was injured against Minnesota on Dec. 29 after colliding with Wild forward Luke Kunin.The Canadiens played some of their best hockey of the season against one of the league’s strongest teams. Montreal outshot Winnipeg 53-34.Montreal jumped ahead of the idle Boston Bruins into third place in the Atlantic Division, one point behind the Toronto Maple Leafs.WATCH: Winnipeg Jets to take on Calgary Flames as Tim Horton’s Classic comes to Regina