The Winnipeg Jets season will be on the line Thursday night in Nevada.

Oakbank's Brett Howden scored twice and Laurent Brossoit made 24 saves as Vegas defeated Winnipeg 4-2 Monday night at Canada Life Centre.

William Karlsson and Ivan Barbashev took the buzz out of the sold-out "White Out" crowd as they scored 47 seconds apart in the second period for the Golden Knights who now lead the NHL's Western Conference quarterfinal three games to one.

The game was tied 1-1 after the first period and Vegas led 3-1 after 40 minutes.

Pierre-Luc Dubois' power play goal 2:57 into the third period got the Jets within one.

Howden's empty netter with 17 seconds left in regulation sealed the deal for the Golden Knights. 

Blake Wheeler opened the scoring for Winnipeg on the power play 5:53 into the first period.

Howden potted his first career Stanley Cup playoff goal four minutes later. 

Connor Hellebuyck made 26 saves for the Jets who lost forward Mark Scheifele early in the first period with an upper-body injury. 

Scheifele will be reevaluated today.

Winnipeg is already playing without defenseman Josh Morrissey and forward Nikolaj Ehlers who are out with injuries. 

Game five is Thursday at T-Mobile Arena.

If the Jets force game six, it would be played Saturday back at Canada Life Centre.