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Gagner scores winner in final frame to lift Jets past Flames for 3rd straight win | CBC Sports


Sam Gagner tipped in a point shot from Ville Heinola with 5:40 left in the third period to lift the Winnipeg Jets to a 3-2 victory over the visiting Calgary Flames on Tuesday.

Dillon, Morrissey also score for Winnipeg in 3-2 home win

Judy Owen · The Canadian Press


Winnipeg Jets players Brenden Dillon, Mark Scheifele, and Adam Lowry in navy blue jerseys smile and celebrate together on the ice after a goal.

Jets defenceman Brenden Dillon, middle, celebrates his goal in the second period with centre Mark Scheifele, left, and centre Adam Lowry during a 3-2 win against the visiting Flames on Tuesday. (James Carey Lauder/USA TODAY Sports)

Sam Gagner tipped in a point shot from Ville Heinola with 5:40 left in the third period to lift the Winnipeg Jets to a 3-2 victory over the visiting Calgary Flames on Tuesday.

Brenden Dillon and Josh Morrissey also scored for the Jets (24-13-1), who began a three-game homestand at Canada Life Centre.

Connor Hellebuyck made 33 saves for Winnipeg, which has won three in a row after ending a season-high three-game losing streak.

Nikita Zadorov and Mikael Backlund scored for the Flames (18-14-7) and Jacob Markstrom stopped 22 shots.

  • BOXSCORE: Jets 3, Flames 2

There was no scoring in the first period and the game was tied 1-1 following the second.

Calgary outshot Winnipeg 14-10 in the opening period, with both teams having a power play and the Flames coming up empty on some good opportunities late in the period.

WATCH l Jets, Flames go back and forth until Gagner wins it for Winnipeg:

Sam Gagner powers Jets past Flames with 3rd period winner

The Jets and Flames went back and forth until Sam Gagner put Winnipeg up for good.

Milan Lucic went in alone on Hellebuyck, but his shot went wide of the net with 16 seconds remaining. Rasmus Andersson followed up with two of his shots missing the net. Nazem Kadri then had a shot blocked and Hellebuyck stopped a wrister by Lucic with a second left on the clock.

Both goalies were the difference early in the second period.

Winnipeg went on the power play at 3:48 and Markstrom used a snapping glove grab to deny a Mark Scheifele shot from the slot.

Just over a minute later, Markstrom whipped out a pad to block a backhand shot by Axel Jonsson-Fjallby.

The 14,130 fans in attendance finally had a goal to cheer after Dillon tipped in Dylan DeMelo’s point shot through traffic at 14:50 to mark his first goal of the season.

Zadorov tied it up when his shot went between Hellebuyck’s legs with one minute left in the period.

Morrissey beat Markstrom at 10:22 of the third to break the 1-1 tie.

The Flames responded quickly with Backlund’s backhand shot getting between Hellebuyck’s pads at 11:58.

Winnipeg regained the lead at 14:20 when Gagner tipped in Heinola’s slap shot from the point.

Looking ahead, the Jets host Tampa Bay on Friday while the Flames are home to the New York Islanders on Friday.

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Gagner Scores Winner in Final Frame to Lift Jets Past Flames for 3rd Straight Win | CBC Sports

The Winnipeg Jets keep on rolling as they secured their third straight win with Sam Gagner scoring the winning goal in the final frame.

The score seemed hopeless for the Jets and it looked like the Calgary Flames were about to break their three-game winning streak. But then, in the final seconds of the game, Gagner scored the game-sealing goal to give the Jets the win.

After the game, Gagner spoke about his goal and the importance of the victory, “I was able to get a puck to the net, and I was fortunate enough to beat the goaltender. We all grinded it out, and I think that was the difference maker in the end.”

The Flames, who led 1-0 entering the final period, looked like they had the game in the bag, especially with the Jets never having scored in the third period. But, with a goal from Mark Scheifele, and then Gagner’s heroics, the Jets were able to come back and steal a win.

The Jets have been on an incredible roll lately, currently on an eight-game win streak, with Gagner helping to lead the pack. During the streak, he has scored four goals and five assists, with the game-winning goal on Saturday night the cherry on top.

The Jets’ coach, Paul Maurice, described the importance of this win, “We never make it easy, do we? It was great to see Sam put that puck in the net and we can keep the streak alive.”

Gagner’s Story on Twitter

Gagner has taken to Twitter to share his story. Here’s what he said in celebration of his team’s win:

Frequently Asked Questions

Who scored the game winning goal?

Sam Gagner scored the game-winning goal in the final seconds of the game.

What was the final score?

The final score was 2-1.

How many goals did Gagner score during the Jets’ eight-game winning streak?

Gagner scored four goals and five assists during the Jets’ eight-game winning streak.

What was Gagner’s response on Twitter to the win?

Gagner’s response on Twitter was: “3 in a row y’all!!! 🤩🤩🤩 #NHLJets”.


The Winnipeg Jets continued their hot streak with their third consecutive win as Sammy Gagner scored the game-winning goal in the final frame. After the game, Gagner took to Twitter to celebrate the win and shared his thoughts on the importance of their victory. The Jets, currently on an eight-game win streak, are showing no signs of slowing down. Gagner has been key to their success, posting four goals and five assists during their streak.

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