Jets dropped by Ducks with Scheifele serving closing recreation of playoff suspension

Mason McTavish grew to become the youngest participant in Anaheim historical past to attain a objective because the Ducks opened the season with a 4-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday evening.

The 18-year-old McTavish — the third total choose on this 12 months’s NHL draft — put in a free puck 13:20 into the primary interval to present Anaheim a 2-0 lead. Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck made a pad save on a shot by Isac Lundestrom, however McTavish gathered within the rebound.

Officials initially dominated no objective as a result of the whistle had blown, however replay overturned it because the end result of a steady play where the end result was unaffected by the whistle.

At 18 years, 256 days previous, McTavish surpassed the earlier franchise mark set by Oleg Tverdovsky (18 years, 259 days) on Feb. 1, 1995, at Dallas. McTavish is the second-youngest participant to attain inside quarter-hour of his NHL debut in additional than 25 years (Columbus’ Nikita Filatov did it on Oct. 17, 2008, vs. Nashville) and the sixth-youngest in NHL historical past.

McTavish additionally had an help on Adam Henrique’s power-play objective in the course of the second interval that prolonged the Ducks’ result in 3-1.

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Kevin Shattenkirk and Rickard Rakell also scored for Anaheim, which has won four of its last five season openers. Lundestrom and Jakob Silfverberg both had two assists, and John Gibson made 33 saves,

Kyle Connor scored Winnipeg’s goal with a one-timer from the right faceoff circle less than four minutes into the second. Hellebuyck stopped 18 shots.

Shattenkirk scored Anaheim’s first goal of the season with a wrist shot from the right wing near the boards that Hellebuyck was unable to see after being screened. It was Anaheim’s first shot on goal after the Jets took the first seven.

Winnipeg centre Mark Scheifele served the final game of a four-game suspension he received in the playoffs last season for his hit on Montreal’s Jake Evans.

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