WINNIPEG — Kyle Connor scored for a third straight game to help lift the Winnipeg Jets to a 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday.
Mark Scheifele had the other goal for Winnipeg (2-1-0), which outshot the Kings 39-17.
Connor Hellebuyck made 16 saves for the Jets. Jack Campbell, replacing injured starter Jonathan Quick, stopped 37 shots in his ninth career NHL game.
Ilya Kovalchuk scored his first goal for the Kings (1-1-1) and the 418th of his NHL career. He left the league five years ago to play professionally in Russia, but signed a three-year deal with the Kings in June.
The 35-year-old got behind Winnipeg’s defencemen, skated to the net and redirected a Drew Doughty pass into the net at 6:26 of the opening period.
The Jets tied it up four minutes later when forward Brandon Tanev spun away from a defender along the boards and sent a quick pass to the slot for Scheifele’s first goal of the season at 10:59.
Winnipeg outshot the visitors 10-4 and had one power play in the first period.