Patrick Laine scores twice, Blue Jackets beat Jets 4-1

Dec 2, 2022, 6:18 AM | Updated: 9:28 pm
Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Joonas Korpisalo (70) makes a save against Winnipeg Jets' Saku Mae...

Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Joonas Korpisalo (70) makes a save against Winnipeg Jets' Saku Maenalanen (8) as Erik Gudbranson (44) defends during the third period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Dec. 2, 2022, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP)

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              Winnipeg Jets goaltender David Rittich (33) watches as Columbus Blue Jackets' Eric Robinson (50) attempts to deflect a shot as Nate Schmidt (88) defends during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Dec. 2, 2022, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Columbus Blue Jackets' Patrik Laine (29) and Andrew Peeke (2) celebrate Laine's goal against the Winnipeg Jets during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Dec. 2, 2022, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              A shot by Columbus Blue Jackets' Erik Gudbranson, not seen, goes off the skate of Winnipeg Jets' Pierre-Luc Dubois (80) and past goaltender David Rittich (33) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Dec. 2, 2022, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Winnipeg Jets' Morgan Barron's (36) shoots on Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Joonas Korpisalo (70, but the puck goes wide as Boone Jenner (38) defends during the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Dec. 2, 2022, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Columbus Blue Jackets' Gustav Nyquist (14) scores on Winnipeg Jets goaltender David Rittich (33) as Neal Pionk (4) defends during the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Dec. 2, 2022, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Columbus Blue Jackets' Gustav Nyquist (14) celebrates his goal on Winnipeg Jets goaltender David Rittich (33) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Dec. 2, 2022, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Winnipeg Jets' Neal Pionk (4) and Columbus Blue Jackets' Eric Robinson (50) fight for position in front of Jets goaltender David Rittich (33) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Dec. 2, 2022, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Joonas Korpisalo (70) makes a save against Winnipeg Jets' Saku Maenalanen (8) as Erik Gudbranson (44) defends during the third period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Dec. 2, 2022, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP)

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Former Winnipeg forward Patrik Laine scored twice, Johnny Gaudreau had three assists and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Jets 4-1 on Friday night.

Laine was back in action after missing the past seven games with an ankle injury. He played his second game in Winnipeg since the Jets traded him to Columbus in January 2021.

“I can kind of feel it during the morning skate if I’m feeling good or not and I felt like I was going pretty good this morning,” Laine said. “So I had good thoughts for tonight and I feel like right off the start our line was playing good hockey.”

Erik Gudbranson was credited with a goal after the puck went in off a Jets player. Gustav Nyquist also scored to help Columbus snap a three-game skid.

Joonas Korpisalo made 37 saves for the Blue Jackets.

Pierre-Luc Dubois scored a power-play goal for the Jets. David Rittich stopped 22 shots.

“It wasn’t our best,” Jets oach Rick Bowness said. “We had a lot of bad performances from a lot of players in that room. We did. The team game kind of went out the window at times, defensively.”

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Blue Jackets: Host Detroit on Sunday night.

Jets: Host Anaheim on Sunday.

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