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Kyle Connor scores twice as Winnipeg Jets bounce back against Boston Bruins

Kyle Connor scored back-to-back goals 34 seconds apart in the third period and delivered the only goal in a shootout to lift the Winnipeg Jets over the Boston Bruins 4-3 on Tuesday night.

Connor Hellebuyck stopped 36 shots for the Jets and didn’t allow anything past him in the tiebreaker, stopping Brad Marchand on Boston’s final chance.

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Josh Morrissey also scored for the Jets, Mark Scheifele had two assists and Winnipeg rebounded from a 3-1 loss Monday night at Philadelphia to avoid losing three straight for the first time this season.

Patrice Bergeron scored twice for the Bruins. David Pastrnak had a goal and an assist, and Marchand assisted on all three Boston goals.

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Jaroslav Halak made 24 saves through overtime. Connor’s backhand in the opening round of the shootout was the only try to get past either goaltender.

Winnipeg trailed 2-1 entering the third period before tying it at 4:27 on Connor’s breakaway goal after a turnover in the neutral zone. Connor gave the Jets their first lead 34 seconds later on a one-timer from the slot. Scheifele and Blake Wheeler assisted.

The Jets now return home to face the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday.

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