Jets spoil Hynes' debut as Devils coach, beat New Jersey 3-1

NEWARK, N.J. -- Andrew Ladd and Blake Wheeler each had a goal and an assist in a big second period and the Winnipeg Jets beat the New Jersey Devils 3-1 on Friday night to spoil John Hynes' NHL coaching debut.

Mathieu Perreault had two assists in the three-goal second period and Michael Hutchinson made 20 saves to help the Jets won for the second time in two nights.

Mark Scheifele ignited the Winnipeg outburst with his second goal of the season. The Jets have scored six goals in the middle period this season.

Jiri Tlusty scored for New Jersey in his debut. It was actually an own goal that Winnipeg defenseman Jacob Trouba fired into his own net trying to clear a puck in front.

Cory Schneider made 27 saves for New Jersey, which has missed the playoffs the past three seasons.

The 40-year-old Hynes is the NHL's youngest coach.

Winnipeg, which beat Boston 6-2 on Thursday night, dominated after being outshot 3-0 in the opening minute.

Scheifele, who got the Jets' first goal against the Bruins, got them started again with a shot from the left circle at 1:13. The puck seemed to fool Schneider and might have been deflected by Devils defenseman David Schlemko.

Less than 3 minutes later, Wheeler snapped a shot past Schneider from the dot in the same circle. The goal was waved off by one of the referees, but replay clearly showed it hitting the back of the net. Even Schneider knew it.

Tlusty -- with Trouba's assistance, cut the lead to a goal at 12:53, but Ladd beat Schneider from the right circle off a nice cross-ice pass by Perreault.

Hutchinson, whose 21 wins last season was second best among rookies, was at his best in the third period, stopping 10 shots.

Game notes
The Devils named defenseman Andy Greene their captain Friday morning. He replaces Bryce Salvador, who retired. ... Jets goaltender Ondrej Pavelec got the night off after beating Boston. ... John Tortorella, who will coach Team USA at next year's World Cup, was at the game. ... F Kyle Palmieri made his Devils' debut, becoming the second New Jersey native to play for the team. ... Rookie Nikolaj Ehlers picked up his first NHL point with the primary assist on Scheifele goal.