Hamilton scores twice, Flames beat Jets 6-2 for 6th straight

Winnipeg Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck, right, looks back as Calgary Flames' Lance Bouma scores during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Calgary, Alberta, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)
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CALGARY, Alberta (AP) �� Dougie Hamilton scored twice during a four-goal second period and added an assist to lead the streaking Calgary Flames over the Winnipeg Jets 6-2 on Saturday night.

The Flames (16-13-2) vaulted into first place in the Pacific Division with their sixth consecutive victory – the team's longest winning streak since last December.

Mikael Backlund had a goal and two assists, while Sam Bennett, Lance Bouma and Sean Monahan also scored for Calgary. Chad Johnson made 26 saves.

Nikolaj Ehlers and Jacob Trouba had the goals for the Jets (13-15-3), who have lost three in a row. Michael Hutchinson turned aside 25 of 29 shots in 40 minutes before giving way to Connor Hellebuyck, who made six saves.