Mark Scheifele hit a personal scoring drought as he scored 32 seconds into overtime to give the Jets a 3-2 victory over the LA Kings on Saturday night.
Forward Nikolai Ehlers set up Scheifele for his first goal of the season.
The OT loss broke LA’s seven-game winning streak as they fell to 8-5-2. It also ended a three-game winning streak on the road.
Winnipeg goalie Connor Hellebuyck made 27 saves on 29 shots as the Jets improved to 8-3-3 on the season.
King Cal Petersen stopped 20-of-23 shots in the loss.
Winnipeg defender Dylan DeMelo tied the score 2-2 with the Jets shortened 13:36 into the third period. Center Andrew Copp set him up for a clear shot that hit Petersen. It was DeMelo’s first goal as a Jets player, and first goal since March 21, 2019 when he was with the Ottawa Senators.
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Before that, the Kings seemed to throw Winnipeg at every turn and when they didn’t, the Jets mishandled passes and lacked nets.
LA outscored the Jets 10-2 in the middle 20 minutes.
Former Jets forward Brendan Lemieux gave LA a 2-1 lead at 14:22 of the second period as he jumped on the rebound from shot from center Blake Lizotte. Defender Olli Maatta also helped.
The Jets were overwhelmed 14-10 in the opening period on their home road.
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Kings forward Carl Grundstrom tied the score at 1-1 early in the first period when his sight-eye shot from a bad angle hit Hellebuyck over the shoulder. Center Trevor Moore helped.
The Jets opened the scoring early in the game. Kyle Connor, the team’s leading scorer, netted his 11th of the season as he jumped on his own rebound after a point shot from Logan Stanley just 1:59 into the game. Center Pierre-Luc Dubois also helped.
Winnipeg hosts the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday, the last of a seven-game home run.
The Kings return home to host the Washington Capitals in the first of a seven-game home stand.
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