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Mark Scheifele scores twice, Jets beat Coyotes 6-2

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Mark Scheifele scored twice and Cole Perfetti had a two-point night for the Winnipeg Jets (26-9-4) as they beat the Arizona Coyotes (19-17-2) 6-2 on Sunday night.

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Being recalled by Arizona Saturday from the Tucson Roadrunners (AHL), Dylan Guenther made his season debut.

Vladislav Namestnikov got the scoring started off of a one-timer set up by Perfetti passing from behind the net with 2:44 left, giving the Jets a 1-0 lead.

Nikolaj Ehlers would then extend Winnipeg’s lead to 2-0 as he was falling, and fired a wrist shot past Karel Vejmelka.

Nick Schmaltz scored his 12th goal of the season, cutting the deficit to 2-1. The Coyotes were limited to just four shots prior to the goal 8:10 into the second period.

With a loose puck in front of Vejmelka, Perfetti had multiple whacks at it before it rolled over the goal line, regaining a two-goal margain for the Jets, 3-1.

The Coyotes offense had a short spurt towards end of the second period and the beginning of the third to develop chances.

“Think we did some good things,” Guenther said. “We were in the offensive zone, creating lots of opportunities and sometimes once we’re buzzing like that, we forget to play a little defense.”

However, the momentum flipped over to Winnipeg as Scheifele capitalized off of Ehlers spinning around and passing to him, making it 4-1.

Back with the Coyotes, Guenther would get his first goal of the season at 12:33 in the third period to bring it to 4-2.

Scheifele would then pass the puck into an empty net for his second of the night before Adam Lowry added another one with 0:49 left in the game, sealing the 6-2 victory for Winnipeg.

Connor Hellebuyck made 15 saves on 17 shots for the Jets while Vejmelka gave up five goals on 35.

“They’re (Winnipeg) a really good team,” Coyotes head coach André Tourigny said. “They’re not just a good team, they play maybe the best hockey in the NHL. They’re really stingy and poised with the puck.”

The Coyotes are on a three-game losing streak and are winless so far in their five-game homestand at Mullett Arena.

Winnipeg extended their winning streak to six games, and are 10-0-2 in their last 12.

Next Games

Coyotes: Home vs. Boston Bruins (24-8-6) on Tuesday at 7 p.m. MST

Jets: Home vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (13-19-9) on Tuesday at 6 p.m. MST

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Alec Cipollini is a reporter of the Arizona Coyotes and Cardinals for Burn City Sports. You can follow him on his X account @AlecCipollini

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