Nino Niederreiter scores twice as Jets beat Wild 4-2

Nino Niederreiter scored twice and the Jets scored twice Winnipeg defeated the Minnesota Wild 4-2 on Saturday.

Axel Jonsson-Fjallby and Alex Iafallo also scored for the Jets. Matt Boldy and Ryan Hartman replied for the Wild.

Connor Hellebuyck stopped 34 shots for the Jets. playing to a sold-out crowd of 15,325 in Canada Life Centre for the first time this season.

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At the other end of the ice, Filip Gustavsson shot 19 before being replaced by Marc-Andre Fleury on the return of the Second intermission. Fleury stopped nine shots.

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The Wild cut the deficit to 3-2 just 20 seconds into the game in the third period, when Boldy capitalized on a rebound after a lancer de Kirill Kaprizov.

Jonsson-Fjallby restored the Jets’ two-goal cushion to the 2:46, beating Fleury from a tight angle.

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