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Wheeler, Scheifele and Stafford lead Jets past Blackhawks

  • Winnipeg Jets' Mark Scheifele (55) celebrates with teammate Nikolaj Ehlers (27) after scoring a goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Chicago Blackhawks Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

    Winnipeg Jets' Mark Scheifele (55) celebrates with teammate Nikolaj Ehlers (27) after scoring a goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Chicago Blackhawks Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)  (The Associated Press)

  • Chicago Blackhawks' Artem Anisimov (15) of Russia, scores a goal against Winnipeg Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck (37) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

    Chicago Blackhawks' Artem Anisimov (15) of Russia, scores a goal against Winnipeg Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck (37) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)  (The Associated Press)

  • Chicago Blackhawks' Artem Anisimov (15) of Russia, celebrates with teammates Artemi Panarin (72) of Russia, and Patrick Kane (88) after scoring a goal while Winnipeg Jets' Mathieu Perreault (85) looks on during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

    Chicago Blackhawks' Artem Anisimov (15) of Russia, celebrates with teammates Artemi Panarin (72) of Russia, and Patrick Kane (88) after scoring a goal while Winnipeg Jets' Mathieu Perreault (85) looks on during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)  (The Associated Press)

Blake Wheeler, Mark Scheifele and Drew Stafford scored and Connor Hellebuyck made 34 saves to help the Winnipeg Jets beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-1 on Tuesday night.

Jacob Trouba added two assists, and Winnipeg won its second straight and fourth in five games. The Jets beat Central Division-leading Chicago for the third time in three tries this season, outscoring the Blackhawks 9-2 over those games.

Artem Anisimov scored his 15th goal in his return from missing three games with an upper-body injury, but Chicago lost its third straight for the first time since last March.

Chicago's Corey Crawford blocked 31 shots in his second start since returning from an appendectomy that cost him 10 games.

With an assist, the Blackhawks' Artemi Panarin stretched his career-best points streak to eight games. He has five goals and 14 points during the run.