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

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1. Mark Scheifele Scores the Game Winner

This overtime winner was an outstanding play from Mark Scheifele. Scheifele started the play in the defensive zone and finished the play.

The Kraken had the puck in the Jets’ defensive zone, and the Seattle player tried taking Josh Morrissey one-on-one.

As Morrissey was stepping up, Scheifele came in from behind and poked the puck away, and took control going up ice. At the same time, Morrissey got up ice as quick as possible.

Scheifele then delivered a pass to the streaking Morrissey and created a two-on-one. Morrissey then held onto the puck as he entered the offensive zone, which forced Seattle’s defenseman to step up.

As soon as the Kraken’s defenseman turned to face Morrissey, the Jets’ number 44 made a pass to Scheifele who one-touched the puck past the sliding Kraken netminder and into the open net.

From start to finish this was an outstanding goal. Scheifele made a terrific play in the defensive zone and he scored on a textbook two-on-one with Morrissey.

So far this season, overtime has been a strong suit for the Winnipeg Jets. The Jets have had five games that have required overtime and they have won four of them.

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The Winnipeg Jets will now have a couple of days off before they return to action. The Jets will next be back in game action on Thursday night at the Canada Life Centre as they host the Anaheim Ducks and kick off a three-game homestand.

The Jets are currently on a four-game home winning streak with their last home loss coming on October 22 against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

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