WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Paul Stastny scored in the principle minute of overtime to offer Winnipeg a 2-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday evening, extending the Jets’ winning depart to four video games.
“I think overtime is a crapshoot, in particular three-on-three, correct? So, which that you just would possibly possibly perhaps possibly additionally as well correct exit there and play aggressive,” Stastny acknowledged.
Nikolaj Ehlers also scored for Winnipeg, which won the game despite being outshot 41-21. Connor Hellebuyck made 40 saves.
“I used so as to get into a correct bolt along with the hasten. I understanding the guys in front of me blocked plenty of key photography tonight and genuinely managed the put the pictures were coming from. Not handiest that, but we were controlling the rebounds. I think your whole group of workers’s defense used to be very solid down our middle tonight,” Hellebuyck acknowledged.
Nick Suzuki scored for Montreal. Jake Allen made 19 saves in the loss.
Montreal’s winless depart is now at 5 video games. The depart includes support-to-support losses to the Jets. Montreal held a 3-1 lead on Winnipeg on Thursday evening ahead of the Jets scored 5 unanswered goals en route to a 6-3 win.
Despite the loss, Suzuki acknowledged coach Dominique Ducharme instructed the group of workers they were heading in the correct direction and that they deserved greater Saturday evening.
“I understanding we performed a astronomical game. Outshot them plenty, had plenty of probabilities. Aesthetic didn’t attain out on the correct aspect of the scoreboard,” Suzuki acknowledged.
Whereas the teams performed to a scoreless plot in the principle length, Montreal doubled Winnipeg’s shot total, leading 14-7.
Neither group of workers took a penalty till the 2nd length when each and every had a pair of minors, with Jeff Petry serving time for both of Montreal’s infractions.
As Petry sat in the sphere for his 2nd penalty, Ehlers opened the scoring with a vitality-play aim. Jets forward Andrew Copp won a faceoff in the offensive zone and flicked the puck behind him. Ehlers sent a shot past Allen for his 11th of the season.
Suzuki answered along with his fifth of the season nearly 5 minutes later. The aim used to be unassisted.
“It used to be one of those goals that which that you just would possibly possibly perhaps possibly additionally receive 99 out of 100 (times) it’s now now not going to head in. I purchased caught on the one, which appears to be a theme this yr.” Hellebuyck acknowledged.
The Canadiens and Jets remained deadlocked in the third, but it used to be Montreal who utilized most of the stress. The Canadiens outshot the Jets in every length, including the third the put they led 14-2.
As the game headed into overtime it took Stastny handiest 36 seconds to get the puck past Allen and offers the Jets the win. Ehlers fired a shot on catch that used to be trickling toward the aim line after it beat Allen and Stastny then pushed it in.
Canadiens: Host Ottawa on Tuesday evening.
Jets: Host Vancouver on Monday and Tuesday nights.
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