Jets win home opener against Kings

Winnipeg Jets centre Olli Jokinen battles with Los Angeles Kings forward Colin Fraser at the MTS...

Winnipeg Jets centre Olli Jokinen battles with Los Angeles Kings forward Colin Fraser at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Oct. 4, 2013. (KEVIN KING/QMI Agency)

KEN WIEBE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:30 PM ET

WINNIPEG - Evander Kane and Devin Setoguchi scored third-period goals less than three minutes apart as the Winnipeg Jets broke open a 2-1 game and hung on for a 5-3 win over the Los Angeles Kings, Friday night.

Playing 24 hours after he got engaged, Kane recorded his first two goals of the season, added an assist and got into a fight as the Jets won their second straight to open the season.

He was also in the penalty box, for high-sticking, when the Kings scored to make it a one-goal game with just over four minutes to go.

But the Jets held on, despite some edge-of-your seat moments, getting an empty-net goal from Bryan Little to drop the Kings, who’d played the night before in Minnesota, to 1-1.

Playing their home opener, the Jets came out hitting, but it was the Kings who hit the scoreboard first, defenceman Matt Green’s first-period point shot deflected in by Winnipeg’s Dustin Byfuglien, who stuck his skate out.

The Jets got that one back not 90 seconds later when Kane’s wrist shot from near the blue line fooled L.A. goalie Jonathan Quick.


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