The Jets Beat the Blues

Kyle Connor scored twice, Patrik Laine had a goal and an assist, and the Winnipeg Jets beat the St. Louis Blues 6-3 to climb back into their NHL first-round playoff series.

Winnipeg dropped the first two games by one goal, but got back on track in St. Louis.

Kevin Hayes, Brandon Tanev and Dustin Byfuglien also scored, and Connor Hellebuyck made 25 saves.

Game 4 of the best-of-seven series is Tuesday night in St. Louis.

David Perron, Vladimir Tarasenko and Alexander Steen scored for the Blues, and Jordan Binnington made 23 stops.
    
In other Sunday NHL playoff action, five-point nights for Mark Stone and Paul Stastny helped the Vegas Golden Knights beat the San Jose Sharks 6-3 for a 2-1 series lead.

The Columbus Blue Jackets extended their stunning post-season mastery of the Tampa Bay Lightning, beating the N-H-L's best team 3-1 to move within a game of sweeping the series.

And the New York Islanders can wrap up their first-round series with the Penguins after taking a three-games-to-none lead with a 4-1 win in Pittsburgh.