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    February 12, 2019 2:00 AM EST
    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 , 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, 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 Alex Tuch Jersey Kids ,” 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. ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Wild added one of their top prospects for the stretch run of the race for the playoffs, signing left wing Jordan Greenway to a three-year, entry-level contract on Monday.The 6-foot-6, 230-pound Greenway was expected to join the team in time to play at Nashville on Tuesday, with seven games to go in the regular season. The Wild are in third place in the Central Division , just ahead of a crowded race for the two Western Conference wild cards.Greenway had 92 points in 112 games for Boston University. The Terriers lost to Michigan in the Northeast Region final of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday.The 21-year-old Greenway had 13 goals, 22 assists and 52 penalty minutes in 36 games in his junior season. He took a hiatus to play for the U.S. team at the Olympics in South Korea, scoring one goal in five games while playing often on a checking line.”It’s rare to find a player with that combination of size, speed and skill, and he’s a guy we think is ready to play in the NHL,” Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher told reporters. ”It’s a tough league. I’m sure there are going to be adjustments, and he’s going to have to learn the league and figure out how his game translates at this level, but having said that the skill set is pretty impressive.”Greenway Cody Eakin Jersey , who was drafted in the second round in 2015, can give the club a big-bodied, aggressive presence at the net that it could use more of.”He’s certainly a physical strong man on the ice, but just a very good kind person off the ice,” Fletcher said. ”He gets along with people and loves life. He’s worked hard for this. I’m very happy for him.”The Wild also reassigned right wing Zack Mitchell to the minors on Monday.—