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Kane scores in overtime, Mason gets shutout as Jets beat Kings 1-0

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WINNIPEG - Evander Kane broke a scoreless tie 69 seconds into overtime to give the Winnipeg Jets a 1-0 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night.

The sold-out MTS Centre erupted as Kane scooped the puck out of goalie Jonathan Bernier?s pads and fired it into the net.

Bernier and fellow back-up goaltender Chris Mason stopped every shot they faced in regulation and overtime. Mason finished with 31 saves for his first shutout of the season, while Bernier made 26 stops.

The win moved the Jets (18-14-5) into a three-way tie with Toronto and New Jersey for seventh place in the Eastern Conference.

The Kings (18-14-6) still haven't lost in regulation since Darryl Sutter took over as head coach. They're now 3-0-2 under Sutter.

The Kings were unable to score on five power plays, and have just four power-play goals in their last 17 games.

Both Mason and Bernier were sharp in a scoreless first period. The Jets had the better chances, including a Blake Wheeler breakaway that Bernier stopped. The Kings had four shots on goal during the period's only power play, but Mason turned them all away.

Los Angeles had three power plays in the second period, including a two-man advantage for 1:52, but couldn't solve Mason. Dustin Penner deflected a point shot past Mason, but it hit the left post and stayed out.

Kyle Wellwood had the Jets' best chance of the second period when he hit the crossbar from the slot in the final minute.

The Kings had a 25-17 shot advantage after two periods.

The Jets couldn't beat Bernier during a 46-second two-man advantage early in the third period.

The Jets host the Toronto Maple Leafs on New Year???s Eve before heading on the road for four games. The Kings begin a six-game home stand the same night against the Vancouver Canucks.

Notes: Jets defenceman Dustin Byfuglien, who became a father on Wednesday when his girlfriend, Emily Hendry, gave birth to a baby girl, missed his second straight game with a lower-body injury??? St. John???s call-up Patrice Cormier played his first game for the Jets, replacing an injured Jim Slater??? Jets centre Bryan Little missed his fifth consecutive game with a lower-body injury??? Forward Kevin Westgarth and defencemen Alec Martinez and Davis Drewiske were the scratches for the Kings.

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