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Edmonton tied the game just 40 seconds later as Nugent-Hopkins split the defense to make it 2-2.
Winnipeg surged back in front three minutes later with a pair of goals by Ehlers, who picked the top corner on a 3-on-2 break and then made it 4-2 just over a minute after that by converting a perfect feed from Blake Wheeler into a wide-open net.
Scheifele worked hard to get Ehlers the natural hat trick, and did so with a perfect power-play pass with 1:14 remaining in the third period.
This is the first of three meetings this season between the Oilers and Jets. Last season, the Oilers swept the three-game set. … Oilers winger Anton Slepyshev made his debut after suffering an ankle injury that kept him out of training camp.
“They’re a good team, really good team,” Lundqvist said. “They make you pay if you’re not sharp with your decisions in your own end.”
Frederik Andersen made 30 saves for Toronto.
Bozak ended the Maple Leafs’ slide to make it 6-5 at 7:17 of third, redirecting a pass from the corner from Jake Gardiner over Ondrej Pavelec’s glove. The Rangers lost a challenge that Cheap Jerseys Usa the play was offside, earning a minor penalty in the process.
Kevin Hayes took a slashing penalty for New York, and Wholesale NBA Jerseys Komarov made it 7-5 at 9:52, tapping in the rebound after William Nylander roofed a backhand off the crossbar.