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WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Kyle Connor scored 3:31 into overtime to lift the Winnipeg Jets to a 2-1 win over the Nashville Predators on Thursday night.

Connor scored after stopping his first 10 shots.

“I think even at the beginning of the year he was a little bit of a snakebite, but he was getting seven, eight chances, real good chances to score,” said Adam Lowry, who assisted on the winner. “You had a feeling one of them was going to get in eventually.”

Dylan DeMelo also scored for Winnipeg and Connor Hellebuyck made 25 saves. The Jets snapped a two-game skid to improve to 19-9-1.

Filip Forsberg scored for Nashville and Jose Saros made 39 saves.

“(Saros) gave us a chance to win a hockey game,” Predators center Mikael Granlund said. “We have two really good goalkeepers and they will give us a chance to win every night. Obviously, it’s disappointing that we didn’t get two points for Jus the way he played tonight. At the same time, we got something from this game and we have to live with it.”


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