The Winnipeg Jets scored five unanswered goals and defeated the Montreal Canadiens 6-3 Thursday night at Bell MTS Place.

Kyle Connor had a pair of goals for the Jets who extended their winning streak to three games.

Blake Wheeler, Nate Thompson, Pierre Luc Dubois and Mark Scheifele also scored for Winnipeg.

Scheifele has found the back of the net in six straight games.

Former Jets forward Joel Armia had a pair of first period goals for the Canadiens.

Connor scored his first of the night at 5:37 of the second period.

Adam Lowry congratulates Nate ThompsonNate Thompson gave the Jets the go-ahead goal and a 4-3 lead in the 3rd period. (Ray Peters)

Tomas Tatar restored the Habs two-goal lead less than two minutes later but it was all Winnipeg after that.

Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck made 18 saves while Montreal's Carey Price made 25 saves and lost for the fifth time in his last six starts.

Winnipeg won for the sixth time this season when allowing the game's first goal which is third most in the NHL.

The Jets (12-6-1) and Canadiens meet again Saturday night at Bell MTS Place.


Written by Clayton Dreger