Video: Jets make Clifford pay for boarding Connor (update)


A scary incident in Sunday’s game between the Los Angeles Kings and Winnipeg Jets.

At the 13:00 mark of the opening period, Kings forward Kyle Clifford was given a five-minute major for boarding Jets rookie Kyle Connor.

Connor stayed down for a while before heading to his team’s locker room.

To watch the hit, click on the video at the top of the page.

Instead of taking a silly retaliation penalty, the Jets made their play on the ice do the talking.

Winnipeg was trailing 1-0 at that point, but thanks to their power play, they were able to score not once, but twice while Clifford was in the box.

Adam Lowry scored the game-tying goal, while Marko Dano gave the Jets the lead:

Connor was able to return to the game at the start of the second period.


Late in the second period, Chris Thorburn and Kyle Clifford dropped the gloves and got five minutes each for fighting.