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Jets top Blues in OT after tying it late

Trouba wins it following Little goal with 1:40 left; Scheifele has four points for Winnipeg

by Scott Billeck / NHL.com Correspondent

WINNIPEG -- Mark Scheifele had two goals and two assists, and Jacob Trouba scored 2:54 into overtime to give the Winnipeg Jets a 5-4 win against the St. Louis Blues at Bell MTS Place on Monday.

Bryan Little scored with 1:40 left to tie it 4-4 with the extra attacker on for the Jets, who trailed 3-1 entering the third period.

"That definitely wasn't how we drew it up," Scheifele said. "We battled the puck early in that game. That third period, we pretty much said, '[Forget] it. Let's have fun and battle and work for each other here.' It turned out. It worked for us."

 

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Ben Chiarot scored one minute into the third to make it 3-2, and Scheifele tied it 3-3 at 3:57 when he backhanded the rebound of a Chiarot shot past Allen for his second goal of the game.

"We talked about it before the game, about them throwing pucks to the net and just trying to push them out of the way, and they scored two, three goals like that," Blues forward Pat Maroon said.

Video: EA Sports Overtime Winner: Trouba seals it for Jets

David Perron put St. Louis back ahead when he scored to make it 4-3 at 5:11.

Connor Hellebuyck made 30 saves for the Jets (6-2-1), who have won three straight games. Winnipeg hasn't lost in regulation in a regular-season game at home since Feb. 27 (14-0-1).

"We just got rolling, we got moving," Chiarot said. "At the beginning, they caught us kind of flat-footed and they were the hungrier team. I know, in the third period, we came out and we knew we wanted to have one of our best periods of the year, and we did that. We came out playing quick and pretty fast, and we're a tough team to handle when we do that."

Ryan O'Reilly had a goal and two assists, and Vince Dunn had a goal and an assist for the Blues (2-3-3). Jake Allen made 31 saves.

Video: STL@WPG: O'Reilly goes upstairs with backhand

"We won the first period, we won the second period, and we lost the third period badly," St. Louis coach Mike Yeo said. "We lost the hockey game. We just didn't finish it off."

O'Reilly scored 47 seconds into the game to make it 1-0 with a backhand deke past Hellebuyck.

Colton Parayko put the Blues up 2-0, scoring on a point shot that went in off Jets defenseman Joe Morrow's skate at 10:57.

Scheifele got the Jets to within 2-1, banking a shot off Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester from behind the net on the power play at 12:07.

Video: Clutch Performance: Scheifele carries Winnipeg

Dunn made it 3-1 when he scored off the rebound of a Maroon shot on the power play at 9:30 of the second period.

"I think we're scared to lose games right now," Allen said. "We're behind in the standings, we know that. We know that each point's crucial, and we're playing in the third period like we're scared to lose a game."

Jets forward Brandon Tanev was given a five-minute major and a game misconduct for boarding O'Reilly at 14:01 of the second.

 

They said it

"If you lose, you lose, but we've got to go down swinging. I think we're just giving teams opportunities, and with a team as good as Winnipeg, if we give them chances, they're going to bury them. This loss is on us." -- Blues goalie Jake Allen

"I think it's just about trying to find a way to unshackle our group. It just seems like we're carrying a lot of weight, carrying a lot of expectation, and it's inhibiting us from kind of playing our game." -- Jets captain Blake Wheeler after being asked what was said during the second intermission to spark them

Video: STL@WPG: Little slams home the tying goal

 

Need to know

Perron has nine points (five goals, four assists) in the past six games. … O'Reilly has two goals and four assists in a three-game point streak. … Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien had one assist and is one point shy of 500 in the NHL.

 

What's next

Blues: Host the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday (8 p.m. ET; FS-MW, FS-O, NHL.TV)

Jets: Host the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday (7 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SN360, SN1, TVAS)

Video: Scheifele, Trouba lift Jets past Blues in OT win

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