October 29, 2018 1:30 pm

Jets’ Scheifele named NHL’s second star of the week

Mark Scheifele of the Winnipeg Jets celebrates after teammate Andrew Copp scores a second period goal against the Colorado Avalanche at Bell MTS Place.

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Winnipeg Jets centre Mark Scheifele has been named the National Hockey League’s second star of the week.

Scheifele, 25, led the Jets to a comeback victory against the St. Louis Blues Oct. 22, with a four-point performance. He was also instrumental in Winnipeg’s win over the Detroit Red Wings Oct. 24, assisting on Kyle Connor’s game-tying goal.

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This marks the fourth time Scheifele – currently on a five-game point streak and leading the team in points – has been recognized as one of the NHL’s weekly three stars. He’s the first Jets player to be recognized since the 2018-19 season began.

The Jets next see action Thursday afternoon against the Florida Panthers, as part of an NHL Global Series visit to Helsinki, Finland.

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