Scheifele scores OT winner to lead Jets past Panthers for 3rd win in past 12 games
Mark Scheifele scored his second goal of the game at 4:31 of overtime to give the visiting Winnipeg Jets a 5-4 victory over Florida on Saturday night, ending the Panthers’ winning streak at three games.
Vladislav Namestnikov also scored twice, Nikolaj Ehlers had a goal and Connor Hellebuyck made 44 saves. Winnipeg had lost seven of eight.
Matthew Tkachuk scored twice for Florida. Sam Reinhart and Marc Staal also connected and Sergei Bobrovsky made 23 saves.
On another power play chance, Tkachuk tied it with his second of the game at 6:24 when he scored on a backhander from the slot.
“The ice was pretty tilted in the third. If you would have told us we would get a point out of it, we would have taken that going into the third,” Tkachuk said. “The way we were able to push and dominate the second half of that game, that’s something we need to continue to build on.”
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Florida ended up scoring on three of its five power-play chances. Winnipeg got two of its goals on three power-play opportunities.
“I did not think we were behind the game tonight although the score may have said we were,” Florida coach Paul Maurice said.
“We were pretty strong, pretty much in control. We scored power-play goals and they scored power-play goals; they just did it first. We did not give up a lot 5-on-5 and we had chances to finish it in the third and overtime. We played on back-to-back nights and put up 48 shots on a rested and desperate team.”
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