3 Talking Points: Winnipeg Jets Beat Seattle Kraken in Dramatic Fashion

Winnipeg Jets, Blake Wheeler (26). Mandatory Credit: Stephen Brashear-USA TODAY Sports
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The Winnipeg Jets beat the Seattle Kraken 3-2 in overtime in a dramatic game. Here are three talking points from the Jets’ win

The Winnipeg Jets played the second game of a back-to-back last night as they went to the Climate Pledge Arena to take on the Seattle Kraken.

Both of these teams were looking to bounce back after coming off winning streaks. The Jets had their three-game winning streak and seven-game point streak snapped the night before as they lost 3-2 to the Calgary Flames.

The Kraken also had their five-game winning streak broken, in their last contest, on Friday night in a 1-0 regulation loss to the Minnesota Wild.

The Jets only made two lineup changes for this game as Mikey Eyssimont made his season debut and replaced Jansen Harkins, and David Rittich got the start in goal for Connor Hellebuyck who played the night before.

Here are three talking points from Winnipeg’s 3-2 overtime over Seattle:

3. A Wild Ride

This game was a close affair with neither team dominating the game. The shots were 30 to 21 in favor of the Jets.

The Jets had seven powerplays and their struggles with the man advantage continued, but both of the Jets’ regulation goals came on the man advantage.

Seattle opened the scoring in the first courtesy of Jordan Eberle and Mark Scheifele tied the game in the second. Brandon Tanev then gave the Kraken the lead near the midway point in the third and the Jets could not find an equalizer.

Finally, on the powerplay with five seconds left, Blake Wheeler scored to tie the game and force the game into overtime.

In overtime, Scheifele finished the comeback on a great two-on-one with Josh Morrissey to seal both points for the Jets.