The Winnipeg Jets hosted the team with the NHL’s current longest winning streak, the Los Angeles Kings, to the Canada Life Centre last night.
Going into this game, the Kings have been unbeatable as of late. They won their last seven games and their last loss came last month when the Jets scored two unanswered third period goals to beat the Kings 3-2.
Yesterday we had another great game between the Jets and Kings and ultimately the sides needed overtime to decide this one.
The Winnipeg Jets were able to comeback in the third period and beat the Los Angeles Kings 3-2 in overtime
This game had a great start as Kyle Connor scored his eleventh goal of the season to give the Jets a 1-0 lead less than two minutes into the game.
The lead did not last long for the Jets as Carl Grundstrom scored three minutes later for the Kings to tie the game at one.
The first period ended tied at 1-1, but the second period was controlled by the Kings. Los Angeles outshot Winnipeg 10-2 during the second and Brendan Lemieux was able to score, on a nice rebound goal, and put the Kings ahead 2-1 heading into the third period.
Winnipeg was able to tie the game in the middle of the third period in an unlikely scenario. The Jets were on the penalty kill when Andrew Copp and Adam Lowry entered the zone on a two-on-two.
Copp was patient with the puck and sent a pass to Dylan DeMelo who was coming into the offensive zone with speed. DeMelo was able to release a shot that went through Petersen’s five-hole to even up the game.
Neither team could find the back of the net in the dying stages of regulation and the game required overtime to decide which team would get the extra point.
The Jets wasted little time in overtime as Mark Sceifele was able to beat Petersen with a beautiful one-timer to give the Jets the 3-2 victory and end the King’s impressive winning streak.
This was the first time this season that the Jets were able to win a game in overtime. Before this game, Winnipeg had lost two games that went into three-on-three action while two other games needed a shootout to decide the outcome.
Mark Scheifele: Scored the game-winning overtime goal, which was also his first goal of the season
Dylan DeMelo: Scored a third period shorthanded goal to tie the game
Winnipeg’s Penalty Kill: 100% Success Rate, Scored the game-tying goal
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The Jets will be back in action on Tuesday night when they will bring their seven-game homestand to a close as they host the Edmonton Oilers.
Winnipeg Jets Fans: Who is your pick for the Jets’ MVP of the game vs. the Kings? Leave your comments below!
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