Mark Scheifele scored 32 seconds into overtime to lift the Winnipeg Jets to a 3-2 win and end a seven-game winning streak by the visiting Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night.
Kyle Connor scored his 11th goal of the season, Dylan DeMelo tied the score with a late short-handed goal, and Connor Hellebuyck made 27 saves for the Jets, who are 4-1-1 on a seven-game homestand that concludes Tuesday against the Edmonton Oilers.
Carl Grundstrom and Brendan Lemieux scored, and Cal Petersen made 20 saves for the Kings, who had not lost since a 3-2 defeat to the visiting Jets on Oct. 28.
DeMelo tied the score 2-2 when he sprung loose off a rush while trying to kill a penalty and scored his first of the season on a wrist shot at 13:26 of the third period.
Scheifele’s goal was also his first of the season.
Lemieux had given the Kings a 2-1 lead at 14:22 of the second period.
Blake Lizotte brought the puck down the right side and into the Winnipeg zone before pulling up above the right circle. He fired a wrist shot that was saved by Hellebuyck, but the rebound went to Lemieux coming through the slot and he put the puck in the net for his second goal in three games.
The Jets took an early lead when Connor scored at 1:59 of the first period.
Winnipeg forward Pierre-Luc Dubois sent a pass back to defenseman Logan Stanley coming across the blue line. His slap shot was deflected by Connor and saved by Petersen, who then stopped a rebound try by Connor before his third shot got through for a 1-0 lead.
The Kings tied it 1-1 at 4:02 of the first.
Trevor Moore got the puck along the boards in the Los Angeles zone and backhanded ahead to Grundstrom, who had room coming down the right side. Grundstrom took a wrist shot from near the dot in the right faceoff circle and scored over Hellebuyck’s left shoulder.
–Field Level Media