Stafford scores twice, Jets beat Wild 5-4 27 Oct 15

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) – Drew Stafford scored twice, Blake Wheeler had two assists and the Jets held off the Minnesota Wild 5-4 on Sunday.

Minnesota’s Jason Zucker scored 10 seconds into the game, but then Winnipeg got five consecutive goals.

Bryan Little tied it 1:22 into the first, Andrew Ladd scored about 2 minutes later and Nikolaj Ehlers made it 3-1 Jets (5-2-1) midway through the period.

Stafford scored 51 seconds into the second, chasing Minnesota goalie Darcy Kuemper. Stafford scored again on Devan Dubnyk just under 4 minutes later for his team-leading fifth goal this season.

Wheeler extended his season-opening point streak to a franchise-record eight games. Michael Hutchinson made 26 saves for Winnipeg.

Mikko Koivu, Justin Fontaine and Zach Parise also scored for Minnesota (5-2-1)