Winnipeg Jets squeak past Los Angeles Kings to win home opener

The Winnipeg Jets won their home opener for the third time in the last four seasons.After suffering their first loss on Saturday the Jets got back in the win column with a tight 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday at Bell MTS Place.The Jets took the lead midway through the second period and didn’t look back as they hung on for their second win in three games this season.Mark Scheifele and Kyle Connor scored goals for the Jets in the win as they badly outshot the Kings 39 to 17.“We skated better tonight so we were able to look more, I don’t know if disciplined is the right word – we just didn’t take the penalties that we took,” Jets head coach Paul Maurice said.“Those stick ones you don’t like. There’s gonna be a few roughing. It’s a physical game, we play in a physical division so we were gonna have some of that, but we were, I guess you could say more disciplined but I think our sticks were better in all areas.”It was a quiet night for Connor Hellebuyck who needed to make just 16 saves to get the win.WATCH: Winnipeg Jets Post Game Reaction