NHL

Bryan Little gets 2 goals in 1st period, Blake Wheeler has 4 assists and Jets beat Rangers 5-2

  • Winnipeg Jets' Andrew Ladd (16) battles with New York Rangers' Dan Boyle (22) as a shot by Tyler Myers, not seen, gets past goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Dec. 18, 2015, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (Trevor Hagan/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Winnipeg Jets' Andrew Ladd (16) battles with New York Rangers' Dan Boyle (22) as a shot by Tyler Myers, not seen, gets past goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Dec. 18, 2015, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (Trevor Hagan/The Canadian Press via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) stops Winnipeg Jets' Jacob Trouba (8) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Dec. 18, 2015, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (Trevor Hagan/The Canadian Press via AP)

    New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) stops Winnipeg Jets' Jacob Trouba (8) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Dec. 18, 2015, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (Trevor Hagan/The Canadian Press via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Winnipeg Jets' Bryan Little (18) opens the scoring as he puts the puck past New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Dec. 18, 2015, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (Trevor Hagan/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Winnipeg Jets' Bryan Little (18) opens the scoring as he puts the puck past New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Dec. 18, 2015, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (Trevor Hagan/The Canadian Press via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Bryan Little scored two first-period goals, Blake Wheeler had four assists and the Winnipeg Jets beat the New York Rangers 5-2 on Friday night.

Little scored his 11th and 12th goals of the season in a 2:31 span for a 2-0 lead.

His line — with wingers Andrew Ladd and Wheeler — combined for nine points after only recording four points as a line over the past four games.

Winnipeg also got goals from blue liners Dustin Byfuglien and Tyler Myers, as well as Ladd on the empty net.

J.T. Miller and Dan Boyle scored the Rangers.

Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck picked up his fifth win in seven starts with a 26-save effort. Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist made 31 saves and fell to 15-8-3 on the year.