Kyle Connor grabbed his 47th goal of the season, the Winnipeg Jets produced one of their vintage third-period comebacks and the team’s longtime play-by-play announcer got a winning send-off into semi-retirement on Sunday afternoon.
TSN’s Dennis Beyak had a busy final frame in his final play call as the team’s longtime play-by-play announcer as the Jets rattled off three goals in 4:16 to erase a two-goal deficit to the visiting Seattle Kraken after 40 minutes in a 4-3 win at Canada Life Centre.
Beyak is retiring from Jets coverage, although he will continue to do some international work for the television network.
His final goal call was a fitting one as Kyle Connor notched his team-leading 47th of the season at 9:05 of the third period to put the Jets in front for good.
The 25-year-old sniper ripped a pass from Pierre-Luc Dubois from the slot at 9:05 of the third period to put the Jets ahead for good. The assist for Dubois was his 60th point of the season.
Meanwhile, Paul Stastny assisted on Blake Wheeler’s 17th that started the comeback bid, marking his 800th point in NHL.
Morgan Barron and Dominic Toninato also scored for Winnipeg.
Eric Comrie made 27 saves for his 10th win of the season.
Seattle’s three goals all came in the second period as Alex Wennberg, Daniel Sproing and Riley Sheahan lit the lamp for the Kraken to take a 3-1 lead into the third.
Prior to the game, Brenden Dillon was awarded the Dan Snyder Memorial Award by general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff. Fellow defenceman Josh Morrissey took home the Community Service Award, while Connor earned himself the 3 Stars Award.