WINNIPEG — Kyle Connor scored once and added a pair of assists as the Winnipeg Jets defeated the Detroit Red Wings 4-2 on Friday.
Jets veteran forward Bryan Little recorded his 500th career point with the game-winning goal.
Brandon Tanev and Blake Wheeler also had goals for Winnipeg, while Wheeler added one assist.
Laurent Brossoit made his 10th start of the season and stopped 33 shots for the Jets (28-14-2).
Forward Luke Glendening had a shorthanded goal and defenceman Dennis Cholowski scored on the power play for Detroit, which lost its third straight game.
Jonathan Bernier made 23 saves for the Red Wings (16-23-7), who are 1-7-2 in their last 10 games.
Winnipeg scored early and late in the first period to mount a 2-0 lead.
Tanev notched his 10th goal of the season 13 seconds into the first frame and Wheeler had his pass attempt redirected into the net off the stick of Wings veteran Thomas Vanek with two seconds left.
Little made it 3-0 at 4:41 of the second with his ninth goal of the season — and 209th of his career — when his shot changed direction after hitting Detroit defenceman Mike Green, who was back after a 13-game absence with a foot injury.
The 31-year-old Little began his NHL career in 2007-08 with the Atlanta Thrashers, who relocated to Winnipeg in 2011.
Little, Tanev, Connor and Mark Scheifele, who assisted on Wheeler’s goal, all extended their point streaks to four games. Scheifele and Connor each have six points in that span, Little five points and Tanev four.