Jets edge Flyers on power play, 2-1


PHILADELPHIA -- Winnipeg goaltender Bob Essensa turned away 31 shots and Fredrik Olausson scored the game-winner on a power play to lead the Jets to a 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers last night.

Olausson broke a 1-1 tie at 12 minutes, 16 seconds of the second period when his point drive deflected off Flyer Mike Ricci's stick.

The Jets took a 1-0 lead in the first period on Mike Hartman's goal at 12:06. Hartman stripped Philadelphia defenseman Gord Murphy in front of his net and shot the puck past goaltender Ken Wregget.

Philadelphia tied the game early in the second period on a power play. Corey Foster scored his first NHL goal when he made an end-to-end rush, faked out Winnipeg defenseman Randy Carlyle the blue line and shot the puck between Essensa's legs.

Wregget, who allowed one goal in each of the last two Philadelphia wins, stopped 18 shots.

The Flyers entered the game with a 16-3-0 all-time record against Winnipeg at home. The Jets have a 4-1-1 record against Patrick )) Division opponents this season.

Philadelphia, which owns the NHL's worst power play, connected on one of six chances with a man advantage. Going into the game, the Jets led the NHL in penalty-killing efficiency on the road.

Philadelphia defenseman Steve Duchesne played in his 400th NHL game.

Winnipeg.. .. .. 1 1 0 -- 2

Philadelphia.. ..0 1 0 -- 1

First period--1, Winnipeg, Hartman 2, 12:06.

Second period--2, Philadelphia, Foster 1 (Wregget), 2:38 (pp). 3, Winnipeg, Olausson 8, 12:16 (pp).

Third period--None.

Shots on goal--Winnipeg 7-9-4--20. Philadelphia 10-9-13--32. Power-play opportunities--Winnipeg 1 of 5; Philadelphia 1 of 6. Goalies--Winnipeg, Essensa, 6-4-2 (32 shots-31 saves). Philadelphia, Wregget, 3-3-0 (20-18). A--16,981.

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