Jets 6, North Stars 4
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) _ Right wing Hannu Jarvenpa scored four goals Friday night to lead the Winnipeg Jets to a 6-4 victory over the Minnesota North Stars in an NHL exhibition game.
Craig Endean, a fifth-round draft choice from the Seattle Breakers of the Western Hockey League, also added a pair of goals for the Jets, who led 3-2 after the second period. The teams were tied 2-2 after 20 minutes.
Endean’s second goal came just 16 seconds after Minnesota’s Randy Smith had tied the game 3-3 in the third period.
Jarvenpaa, originally a seventh-round draft pick of the Montreal Canadiens in 1982, scored two first-period goals, one a power play, as the Jets opened their exhibition campaign on a winning note. His final two came in the third peiod.
Doug Smail rounded out the Jet scoring with an empty-net goal.
Stephane Roy opened the scoring for the North Stars when he picked up a puck bungled by Jet defenseman Tim Watters and beat goalie Daniel Berthiaume with a shot high to the right side.
Berthiaume, the hero of the Jets’ overtime loss to the Calgary Flames which eliminated them from last year’s playoffs, was also victimized by the Star’s Mark Habscheid in the opening period.
Paul Houck got the other North Star goal.
Steve Penney, obtained from the Montreal Canadiens in an off-season trade for Brian Hayward, replaced Berthiaume midway through the second period. At the same time, Mike Sands went into the North Stars’ net, replacing John Casey.
A crowd of 9,113 saw the Jets outshot the North Stars 28-17.