Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

NHL: Jets Soar, Extend Central Lead over Blues

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

NHL: Jets Soar, Extend Central Lead over Blues

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Mathieu Perreault scored twice, Connor Hellebuyck made 31 saves and Winnipeg beat the San Jose Sharks 4-1 on Sunday to extend its home winning streak to five games.

Matt Hendricks and Marko Dano also scored to help the Central Division-leading Jets improve to 16-3-1 at home and 25-11-7 overall. Their power-play unit is the most efficient in the NHL at home.

The Jets now lead the Blues, who lost to Washington 4-3 in overtime Sunday, by two points.

"It's great coming to the rink knowing we have a strong game here at home," Perreault said. "Not so sure why it's been that way but we're having a lot of fun right now. We're just really happy."

The Jets opened the scoring midway through the first period on Hendricks' breakaway. He beat Martin Jones to the glove side on the backhand for his fourth goal of the season. …

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