WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Joe Pavelski scored a short-handed goal 2:49 into overtime to lead the San Jose Sharks to a 3-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night.
Pavelski’s 29th goal of the season came on a two-on-one with Brent Burns after a Winnipeg turnover, giving the Sharks a three-game winning streak to start off a four-game trip.
Logan Couture and Marcus Sorensen also scored for San Jose. Kevin Labanc had a pair of assists and Pavelski also had an assist. Martin Jones stopped 25 shots.
Blake Wheeler and Mathieu Perreault scored for the Jets, who had their three-game winning streak snapped and their run of seven consecutive victories at home ended. Connor Hellebuyck made 35 saves.
Sorensen’s 11th of the season tied it up at 2:35 of the third when he flipped a puck bouncing in the crease into the net.
San Jose had its third power play of the game with six minutes left in the third. Winnipeg got its fourth man advantage with 1:35 remaining, and carried it over into overtime. Soon after the power play was over, the Sharks were called for too many men 1:20 into the extra time.
Jets head coach Paul Maurice, 52, became the youngest coach in NHL history to hit 1,500 games (682 wins), and the sixth coach to achieve the feat.
The teams were tied 1-1 after the first period and Winnipeg led 2-1 after two.
Wheeler scored his 11th goal of the season, and team-leading 65th point, at 3:08 of the first when his shot went between the legs of Sharks defenseman Justin Braun and over Jones’s glove.
Couture tied it up on the power play at 10:54 with a shot that went through traffic as Winnipeg defenseman Josh Morrissey was lying on the ice after blocking a shot with his leg. He returned briefly to skate around just before the second period began, but left and did not return.
Couture extended his point streak to four games, posting three goals and three assists. Pavelski assisted on the goal. He has three goals and five assists in his four-game point run.
Perreault’s 11th goal of the season, and 300th NHL point, gave Winnipeg the lead 52 seconds into the middle frame. Tyler Myers picked up an assist, extending his point streak to four games with one goal and three assists.
The Jets had a power-play goal by Mark Scheifele wiped out midway through the second after DeBoer successfully challenged for offside.
Jones made a stop on Scheifele during Winnipeg’s third power play of the game nine minutes into the third, and Hellebuyck then denied Tomas Hertl on a breakaway after he came out of the penalty box.
NOTES: Maurice and San Jose head coach Peter DeBoer go back a long way. Maurice was a second-year head coach for a Detroit junior team in 1994 and DeBoer was his first-time assistant. DeBoer was coaching his 300th game for the Sharks on Tuesday and 794th overall NHL game.
Sharks: At Calgary on Thursday.
Jets: Open a three-game trip in Montreal on Thursday.
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