Cole Perfetti scored for the fifth straight game and the Winnipeg Jets beat the Buffalo Sabers 3-2 at the Canada Life Center on Friday night.
In the history of the new version of the Jets and Atlanta Thrashers, only one player under the age of 22 has had such a long streak of success. Patrik Laine did it three times in 2017-18.
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The young forward broke the ice in the second period with a quick shot that Eric Comrie couldn’t stop. With a lower-body injury since late October, the Albertan returned to action but didn’t look his best, allowing three goals on 18 shots.
Mason Appleton and Nikolaj Ehlers also played for the Jets. Nino Niederreiter and Vladislav Namestnikov each had two assists.
With the Sabres, Alex Tuch was again inserted into the lineup after an absence of ten days. JJ Peterka and he drew the vigilance of Connor Hellebuyck.