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DETROIT (AP) — Dustin Byfuglien said everything he wanted to say during another win for Winnipeg.The veteran defenseman got his 500th career point when he snapped a tie with 6:45 left Youth Matt Nieto Jersey , helping the Jets beat the Detroit Red Wings 2-1 on Friday night.Winnipeg (7-3-1) won for the fourth time in five games. Kyle Connor scored in the second period, and Laurent Brossoit stopped 27 shots.“I’m pleased to get a 2-1 road win and we don’t give anything up five-on-five. Our goalie was good and their goalie was outstanding at times,” coach Paul Maurice said. “It was a night you had to battle for every inch and we did a real good job of that.”Byfuglien skated in from the point and beat Detroit goalie Jimmy Howard from the bottom of the right circle. Byfuglien did not talk to reporters after the game.“He’s a great teammate. He brings a lot of energy. He keeps the mood light,” Brossoit said. “On the ice Mikko Rantanen Jersey , he takes charge. He goes rover sometimes but it gives the other team a bit of unpredictability that they have to deal with.”Howard got some of the shot but the puck dropped into the net.“He came in, he got a good shot off, went off my shoulder actually,” Howard said. “But then it hit me in the side of the helmet and just dropped in.”It was Byfuglien’s second goal of the season.Andreas Athanasiou scored for Detroit (1-7-2). Howard had 38 saves.“Good through the first and parts of the third but not very good in the second ,” Howard said of his team’s play.Red Wings defenseman Mike Green made his season debut after recovering from a virus that attacked his liver.Connor tied it at 1 with a power-play goal with 3:46 remaining in the middle period. He backhanded a loose puck into an empty net from in front.It was the fifth goal for Connor, who is a native of the Detroit suburb of Shelby Township.“It was a good road win. We really came on in the second period and just stuck with it,” Connor said. “We kept playing the same game and we got rewarded.”The Jets outshot the Red Wings 21-4 in the second. Howard stopped Bryan Little on a breakaway with 7:38 left and made a spectacular glove save on Little’s tip with 4:17 remaining in the period.Athanasiou’s power-play goal gave Detroit a 1-0 lead with 4:33 left in the first. He converted a one-time slap shot from the top of the right circle. It was Athanasiou’s fourth goal and his second in two games.Detroit’s Gustav Nyquist hit the crossbar early in the game and teammate Darren Helm hit a goal post on a short-handed rush with 2:25 remaining in the opening period.NOTES: The Jets play two games in Finland against the Florida Panthers next week. … Center Jacob de la Rose made his Red Wings debut after being claimed off waivers from the Montreal Canadiens last week.UP NEXTJets: Visit Toronto on Saturday night.Red Wings: Host Dallas on Sunday. DENVER (AP) The Dallas Stars reached into the collegiate ranks to find their new head coach.It’s a strategy that’s certainly working out well in Philadelphia.The Stars will hire the University of Denver’s Jim Montgomery as their next coach, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Wednesday. Montgomery takes over for Ken Hitchcock Patrick Roy Jersey , who retired last month and will become a consultant for the Stars. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the hiring had not been announced.Montgomery becomes the second college-to-NHL hire in the past three years, following the Flyers’ Dave Hakstol in 2015. Hakstol was considered one of the premier college coaches at North Dakota before making the switch. The Flyers have gone to the playoffs in two of the three seasons Hakstol has been in charge.Dallas is banking on a similar showing under the 48-year-old Montgomery, who spent five seasons in charge of the Pioneers and led them to a national title in 2016-17. He finished 125-57-26 at a university well known for its hockey and lacrosse programs.Montgomery inherits a Dallas squad led by Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin. The Stars are coming off a season in which they missed the playoffs for the eighth time in 10 seasons. Hitchcock returned for just a season before hanging it up. He’s the only coach to lead the team to a Stanley Cup title.Before his arrival in Denver, Montgomery spent three seasons as the head coach/general manager of the United States Hockey League’s Dubuque Fighting Saints. He also served as an assistant coach at RPI from 2006-10. He started his coaching career as a volunteer coach at Notre Dame in ’05-06.As a player Womens Samuel Girard Jersey , Montgomery led Maine to a national title in 1993 before embarking on a 12-year pro career that included stops in an assortment of leagues, including parts of six seasons in the NHL. He finished his career by playing one game for the Stars during the `02-03 season.—AP Sports Writer Schuyler Dixon contributed to this report.—


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