Winnipeg native Mark Stone scored twice to lead the Ottawa Senators to a 5-2 win over the visiting Jets on Saturday afternoon.
Matt Duchene, Ryan Dzingel and Zack Smith also scored for the Senators (21-29-5). Anders Nilsson made 44 saves in his second straight start.
Bryan Little and Josh Morrissey scored for the Jets (34-18-3), who have lost three straight (0-2-1) for the first time this season. Laurent Brossoit stopped 27 shots.
The Jets looked to get back in the game, but couldn’t take advantage of an early power play in the third. Winnipeg dominated the play, hemming the Senators in at one point for nearly two minutes, but still couldn’t capitalize.
Power play comes up big
Trailing 2-0, the Jets scored two minutes into the second period as a couple defensive miscues allowed Patrik Laine to find Little, who beat Nilsson with a one-timer.
The Senators made it 4-1 three minutes later. Brossoit appeared to have the puck, but it trickled through his pads and Duchene buried it for his 25th of the season.
The Senators got off to a great start, taking a 2-0 first-period lead.
Chris Tierney found Stone, who quickly fired off a wrist shot past Brossoit early in the period and Dzingel made it 2-0 at the 12-minute mark going post and in.