Kyle Connor scored twice and included a help to assist the Jets spoil Paul Maurice's go back to Winnipeg with a 5-2 triumph over the Florida Panthers on Tuesday night.The game marked

the first time Maurice faced his previous team. After coaching the Jets for parts of 9 seasons, the 55-year-old left quickly midway through last year's project. He signed on as Florida's bench manager in June.The 13,426 fans in attendance at Canada Life Centre stood

and cheered Tuesday as Maurice and his assistant Jamie Kompon-- who was also his assistant coach in Winnipeg-- were recognized on the cinema." It's an unique location for Jamie and I, isn't it? We truly appreciated it, "Maurice stated." It was excellent on the bench, it was great in the stands. That was extremely classy, as they constantly are." But he was more emotional throughout the nationwide anthems" It's more during the nationwide anthems-- one of my preferred things is the national anthems

," Maurice stated." It's a terrific structure, they've got a terrific fan base here and they value the video game. That was probably the emotional part, and after that puck dropped and away we went. "WATCH l Connor's three point influences Jets to success:< div class="

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Panthers with a set of goals Kyle Connor's 3 point night consisted of two goals as Winnipeg beat Florida 5-2.

Winnipeg was first on the board, with Mark Scheifele scoring his very first of two power-play objectives 13:20 into the first period.Scheifele, who signed up the 150 profession multi-point video game, delighted in the triumph over his previous coach.

" I'm not going to lie, that was a good win in my books," he stated. "I'm pretty happy with that one.

" At the end of the day, we've moved on. We're a different team this year than we were in 2015. It's been interesting for a lot of us. I believe it's been remarkable for me, it's been remarkable for a great deal of us. We're being pushed and we're being challenged to reach our complete potential. That does a lot for our team."

Adam Lowry scored the Jets' fifth goal into an empty web. Pierre-Luc Dubois chipped in with three assists.Zac Dalpe and

Carter Verhaeghe replied for Florida (12-10-4).

Connor Hellebuyck stopped 39-of-41 shots for Winnipeg (16-7-1).

Spencer Knight made 12 saves money on 15 shots before being replaced by Sergei Bobrovsky early in the 2nd. Bobrovsky stopped 14-of-15 shots.

" I believed we just came in with the ideal mentality," Connor stated. "We knew what we needed to do. The start of the last game [down 2-0] wasn't it. It was on us to come out and I thought we reacted truly well."

Connor on fire

The left-winger has been on a heater just recently, setting up 11 points [five goals, 6 helps] in his last seven appearances. The secret has been shooting the puck, Connor stated.

" I think for me, the thought procedure is skating first, just get my feet moving," he said. "I think that's one of my biggest possessions. My speed and create a lot of chaos off of that. Draw a great deal of protectors to me, and more of a concentrate on getting the puck to the web. If it's there, and I'll see the play."

Dalpe, a recent call-up, pulled the Panthers to within 4-2 at the 9:02 mark of the third period. He beat Hellebuyck after a cool passing play from fellow call-ups Chris Tierney and Matt Kiersted.

" It feels great to score in this league," Dalpe stated. "We obviously didn't get the result we wanted for Mo [Maurice], but there were a lot of excellent things for sure.

" Obviously we wish to play well for him, too, in his old rink. Who knows, however I believed we played well. Certainly, we didn't get the outcome, however pretty favorable."

When the Panthers did get their chances, Hellebuyck stood his ground, specifically in the 2nd duration when Florida outshot the Jets 25-8.

" He's a huge guy, covers horrible lot of net and even the ones that avoid him, he's so strong because crease, he'll make an entire bunch of saves, just by his size alone," Maurice stated. "He's a good one."

The Jets, who are now 10-3-0 in your home this season, will play the first of a two-game trip in St. Louis versus the Blues on Thursday.

After coaching the Jets for parts of nine seasons, the 55-year-old left suddenly midway through last year's campaign."

Adam Lowry scored the Jets' fifth objective into an empty net." I believed we simply came in with the best mentality," Connor stated." I think for me, the thought process is skating first, simply get my feet moving," he stated." He's a big guy, covers awful lot of net and even the ones that get away from him, he's so strong in that crease, he'll make an entire bunch of conserves, just by his size alone," Maurice stated.