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Jets recover for OT win to end Oilers streak

Morrissey scores after blowing two-goal lead

by Scott Billeck / NHL.com Correspondent

Morrissey's overtime winner

EDM@WPG: Morrissey wins it in overtime for Jets

Josh Morrissey unleashes a blistering wrist shot under the glove of Cam Talbot for the winning goal in overtime

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WINNIPEG -- Josh Morrissey scored 41 seconds into overtime to give the Winnipeg Jets a 5-4 win against the Edmonton Oilers at Bell MTS Place on Thursday.

Mark Scheifele scored for Winnipeg at 9:58 of the third period to tie it 4-4. The Jets outshot the Oilers 17-2 in the third and had 41 shot attempts to five.

"Nice to be able to get that one in the third by [Scheifele], that was a huge goal, and then to find a way to get that win was big," Morrissey said.

 

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Patrik Laine scored for the Jets (20-9-2), and Connor Hellebuyck made 22 saves.

"We just had to get our feet going," Scheifele said of the third period. "They play solid defensively, they collapse in the house and we just had to get our feet going and spread them out a little bit, and that's what we did."

Video: EA Sports Overtime Winner: Morrissey wins it for Jets

Connor McDavid had two assists to reach 301 NHL points for the Oilers (17-12-3), who had won four in a row. Cam Talbot made 35 saves.

"The second period was a good period for us, and then the third period kind of [stunk] after a little bit," Oilers forward Ryan Spooner said. "We went really hard at the blue lines and that kind of cost us a little bit. But we got a point here and that's not the worst thing."

Video: EDM@WPG: Scheifele slams home feed from Wheeler

Spooner gave the Oilers a 1-0 lead at 10:12 of the first period. Mathieu Perreault tied it 1-1 at 15:43 on the power play, and Nikolaj Ehlers gave the Jets a 2-1 lead 1:08 later when his pass redirected off the skate of Oilers defenseman Kevin Gravel.

Laine ended a six-game goal drought with his 22nd at 1:42 of the second period to make it 3-1.

Darnell Nurse pulled the Oilers within 3-2 at 6:04. The goal was reviewed for a distinct kicking motion.

"I think it was just the third period," Nurse said. "I think we dominated the whole second period from start to finish. In the third, they came out and had a good push and we didn't seem to have an answer for it."

Video: EDM@WPG: Nurse scores, McDavid gets 300th point

Jujhar Khaira tied it 3-3 at 17:18, and Alex Chiasson gave the Oilers a 4-3 lead at 18:55 on the power play.

"It was a high-level playoff game, that's what it was," Oilers coach Ken Hitchcock said. "It was very high level."

 
They said it

"They're a good team over there. They're an experienced team. They know how to win and we're still learning over here. They played a great game over there and they took it to us in the third and we just re-group tomorrow, learn off this. We've got to bring a better effort in the third." -- Oilers forward Jujhar Khaira

 

"It was an unusual game in terms of the styles that these two teams normally play. It was more of a slog up and down the ice. When we get the lead on them, they have some good offensive players, they open their game up a little bit. Then they got the lead on us and almost the exact same thing happened in the third." -- Jets coach Paul Maurice

 
Need to know

McDavid has 104 goals and 197 assists in 240 NHL games. At 21 years, 334 days, he is the ninth NHL player to get his 300th point before his 22nd birthday. The youngest was Wayne Gretzky (20 years, 68 days) with the Oilers, followed by Sidney Crosby (21 years, 72 days) with the Pittsburgh Penguins. ... McDavid has 12 points (four goals, eight assists) in a seven-game point streak and 22 points (seven goals, 15 assists) in his past 14 games. … Draisaitl has nine points (three goals, six assists) in a four-game point streak. ... Oilers forward Drake Caggiula returned after missing four games with a hand injury. He had one shot in 10:35. … Oilers forward Tobias Rieder returned after missing 13 games with an upper-body injury and was minus-1 in 10:06. … Jets forward Blake Wheeler has 15 points (two goals, 13 assists) in his past 10 games. … Scheifele has 17 points (seven goals, 10 assists) in his past 10 games. … Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien has six points (one goal, five assists) in a three-game point streak. 

 

What's next

Oilers: Host the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday (9 p.m. ET; SNW, NBCSP+, NHL.TV)

Jets: At the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday (8:30 p.m. ET; NBCSCH, TSN3, NHL.TV)

Video: Morrissey nets OT winner as Jets win third straight

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