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Scheifele, Jets recover to top Blackhawks

Second goal of game wins it at 50 seconds of OT after Chicago ties it in final minute of third

by Scott King / Correspondent

Scheifele's second wins it in OT

WPG@CHI: Scheifele nets winner in OT for Jets

Mark Scheifele emerges with the puck and pots his second goal of the game 50 seconds into overtime to lift the Jets to a 4-3 win

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CHICAGO -- Mark Scheifele scored his second goal 50 seconds into overtime to give the Winnipeg Jets a 4-3 win against the Chicago Blackhawks at United Center on Friday.

Scheifele got the loose puck behind the net and skated into the left circle before turning around and scoring glove side on Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford.

"Just came out and no one came to me," Scheifele said. "I was actually looking for [Blake Wheeler] to come down the far side, but they kind of let me go and [I] just found the spot."


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

Erik Gustafsson tied it 3-3 with eight seconds remaining in regulation on a one-timer from the point.

"I didn't know it was [eight] seconds left, but it was good to see it go in," Gustafsson said. "I think we did real good the last couple games. I think we stuck to the game plan. I think we played 60-minute games, not be down by two or three goals in the first period."

Video: WPG@CHI: Gustafsson ties it late with one-timer

Patrik Laine and Mathieu Perreault scored, and Wheeler had three assists for Winnipeg (21-9-2), which has won four straight and eight of its past nine games. Laurent Brossoit made 34 saves.

The Jets were playing the second game of a back-to-back after defeating the Edmonton Oilers 5-4 in overtime Friday.

"It was a tough back-to-back, tough turnaround, pretty quick," Wheeler said. "We knew we had to stick with it the first 10 minutes and just keep grinding. Like I said, our goalie was great early on, gave us a chance to stick in it."

Video: WPG@CHI: Laine wrists one by Crawford

Jonathan Toews had two goals and an assist, Brandon Saad and Duncan Keith each had two assists, and Crawford made 38 saves for Chicago (10-18-6), which has lost nine of its past 10 games (1-8-1).

Scheifele gave the Jets a 1-0 lead at 14:18 of the first period with a power-play goal, scoring on a one-timer from the left circle off a pass from Wheeler.

"We need him to be that kind of player for us and he has been," Jets forward Bryan Little said. "He's delivered. It seems like he's always scoring those big goals when we need them. He's a leader in the dressing room, a leader on the ice. Can't say enough good things about him." 

Toews tied it 1-1 with 11 seconds remaining in the first on a wrist shot from the slot that bounced off Brossoit's shoulder and went in.

Toews gave the Blackhawks a 2-1 lead at 13:07 of the second period on a one-timer from the right circle off a pass from Saad on a 2-on-1.

"It was a nice pass by [Saad] and it was nice to see it go in," Toews said. "At that point we were in the driver's seat in the game. At the end of the day, I think our line played well and created a lot of chances. If it's me scoring or [Dominik Kahun or Saad], it doesn't really matter."

Video: WPG@CHI: Toews blasts one-timer for second goal

Laine tied it 2-2 at 15:56 with his 23rd goal of the season. He took a pass from Little in the slot, skated around Keith and scored blocker side from the right circle.

Perreault gave the Jets a 3-2 lead with 18 seconds remaining in the second. After exiting the penalty box, he received a stretch pass from Scheifele and scored glove side on a breakaway.


They said it

"It was not an easy night for us moving the puck. They played hard, good sticks and it looked like a back-to-back. We spent some energy yesterday. It was more physical maybe then it looked from up top. There was some grinding in that game yesterday and we had to push real hard to win it." -- Jets coach Paul Maurice


"I think we played really well for a lot of game. We still had those moments where we lost our edge and they're a really good team. They make you pay. It doesn't take much of an opening for some of their players to break through and that's kind of what happened. Credit to our guys, they played to the end and we found a way to get a point. Could have been two, and that's frustrating." -- Blackhawks coach Jeremy Colliton


Need to know

Laine's goal was his 103rd in the NHL, passing Brian Bellows (102) for sixth in NHL history by a player before the age of 21. ... Scheifele has 11 points (four goals, seven assists) in a four-game multipoint streak and 20 points (nine goals, 11 assists) in his past 11 games. ... Winnipeg has outscored its opponents 22-11 in its past four games, including a 6-3 win against Chicago on Tuesday. … Toews has six points (three goals, three assists) in his past two games.


What's next

Jets: Host the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday (7 p.m. ET; SN, TVAS, SUN, NHL.TV)

Blackhawks: Host the San Jose Sharks on Sunday (7 p.m. ET; WGN, NBCSCA, NHL.TV)

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