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Mark Scheifele, Jets win in shootout

Winnipeg gives up lead late but defeats Kings

by Scott Billeck / NHL.com Correspondent

WINNIPEG -- Patrik Laine and Mark Scheifele scored in the shootout to help the Winnipeg Jets to a 3-2 win against the Los Angeles Kings at MTS Centre on Sunday.

Laine scored first in the shootout, slipping his deke between the pads of Kings goalie Peter Budaj. Scheifele scored the winner on a wrist shot past Budaj's blocker side.

 

WATCH: All Kings vs. Jets highlights

 

"Patrik's goal really displays the puck skills he has, and then [Scheifele] with his quick release there," Jets forward Adam Lowry said. "Those are two huge goals and they're always fun to watch."

Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck made a save on Dustin Brown's shootout attempt before allowing a goal to Dwight King. Nic Dowd missed on his attempt.

Lowry and Marko Dano scored for the Jets (8-7-2) in regulation.

Tanner Pearson and Tom Gilbert scored for Los Angeles (7-8-1), which went 0-for-5 on the power play.

"I don't think we had the start that we wanted," Kings forward Devin Setoguchi said. "If you look at the difference in the game, we made a push in the third but our power play … we got to score. They got two, we got zero."

Pearson opened the scoring with his sixth goal at 5:38 of the first period. He took a pass outside of the Jets zone and skated into the high slot, scoring on a wrist shot past Hellebuyck.

Kings forward Kyle Clifford received a five-minute boarding call at 13:00 of the first period. Clifford hit Jets forward Kyle Connor from behind, driving his head into the end boards. The Jets scored twice on the ensuing power play.

Video: LAK@WPG: Lowry hammers home PPG to tie the game at 1

Connor left the game but returned to start the second period.  

Enstrom made a cross-ice pass to spring Nic Petan, whose low shot was saved by Budaj's right pad, but the rebound came to Lowry's stick and he tied the game 1-1 at 14:04. Dano scored 3:51 later.

Gilbert scored his first of the season at 12:58 of the third period to make it 2-2.

"We knew we needed to come out hard and get back to play our game and we started playing in our zone and creating chances," Pearson said. "We were able to capitalize on one and push it to [overtime]."

Hellebuyck and Budaj each made 27 saves.

The Kings lost for the first time after regulation. They were 5-0.

Los Angeles captain Anze Kopitar did not play after he sustained an upper-body injury in the third period of a 2-1 loss at the Ottawa Senators on Friday. He is listed as day-to-day.

"(We missed him) a lot," Kings coach Darryl Sutter said. "Left-handed centerman. Didn't have one in the lineup."

Jets forward Alexander Burmistrov was a late scratch because of an upper-body injury. There was no update on his status following the game. 

 

Goal of the game

Scheifele's wrist shot in the shootout helped Winnipeg to its fourth win in the past six games.

Video: LAK@WPG: Scheifele rips a wrister for the SO winner

 

Save of the game

Hellebuyck made a glove save with Kings forward Jeff Carter bearing down on him on a breakaway attempt early in the third period.

Video: LAK@WPG: Hellebuyck flashes leather to deny Carter

 

Highlight of the game

Laine went from his backhand to his forehand before slipping the puck between Budaj's pads in the shootout.

Video: LAK@WPG: Laine shows off moves for shootout goal

 

Unsung moment of the game

Kings forward Trevor Lewis got his stick on the puck to break up a shot by Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba on the power play late in the third period.

 

They said it

"I totally agreed with it, it was a great call. I thought they'd give like a 10-minute power play. In today's two referee system, you're just hoping for one really good one all of the time." -- Kings coach Darryl Sutter on Kyle Clifford's boarding penalty

 

"We've identified our game. We know what it looks like when we're playing the way we're supposed to play. It's not easy to play that way every night, but it's easier when everyone buys into it and it feels like we've got everybody in here playing the same way." -- Jets forward Blake Wheeler

 

Need to know

The Jets are 5-0-0 when leading after two periods. The Kings are 1-5-1 when trailing after two. … Winnipeg is 6-for-18 on the power play over the past four games. … Right wing Dustin Brown played in his 900th NHL game, all with the Kings.

 

What's next

Kings: At the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday (9 p.m. ET; ALT, FS-W, NHL.TV)

Jets: Host the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday (8 p.m. ET; TSN3, CSN-CH, NHL.TV)

 

Video: Jets edge Kings 3-2 after Scheifele's SO winner

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