Pavelski star on overtime as Sharks Jets


WINNIPEG (Reuters) – Joe Pavelski made it 2-0 for the overtime and led the San Jose Sharks to a 3-2 win over Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday.

The 29th goal of Pavelski's season was against Brent Burns after a Winnipeg spin, giving the Sharks three straight wins to start a four-game trip.

He also had a timely assistance.

The Jets finished with three straight wins and seven straight home wins.

Logan Couture and Marcus Sorensen had other goals for San Jose. Kevin Labanc contributed with a pair of assists.

Blake Wheeler and Mathieu Perreault scored for the Jets (34-16-3) and Connor Hellebuyck made 35 saves.

Martin Jones stopped 25 shots for the Sharks (31-16-7).

Sorensen's 11th of the season tied at 2:35 of the third, as he threw the puck jumping into the crease into the net.

San Jose had its third game power play with six minutes remaining in the third. Winnipeg got his fourth man with 1:35 and took it for extra time. Shortly after it was over, the sharks were called to many men 1:20 for extra time.

Jets coach Paul Maurice, 52, reached a milestone in the game, becoming the youngest coach in NHL history to reach 1,500 games (682 wins) and the sixth coach to reach the mark.

He and San Jose coach Peter DeBoer are back a long way. Maurice was a sophomore coach for a junior team in Detroit in 1994 and DeBoer was his assistant for the first time. DeBoer was training his 300th game for Sharks Tuesday and the 794th NHL game.

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 the team's 65th point, 3:08 of the first, when his kick was between the legs of Sharks defender Justin Braun and Jones' glove.

Couture drew in the power play at 10:54 am with a shot that went through the traffic when Winnipeg defender Josh Morrissey was lying on the ice after blocking a kick with his leg. He returned briefly to skate shortly before the start of the second period, but left and the team announced that he would not return.

Couture has extended its sequence of points to four games with three goals and three assists. Pavelski helped in the goal. He has three goals and five assists in his four-point race.

Perreault's 11th goal of the season and 300th place in the NHL gave Winnipeg the lead 52 seconds in midfield. Tyler Myers picked up a assist, expanding his sequence of points to four games with a goal and three assists.

The Jets had a power-play goal by Mark Scheifele eliminated in the middle of the second after DeBoer had been successful in a handicap.

Jones made a stop at Scheifele during Winnipeg's third power game in the game nine minutes later and Hellebuyck denied Tomas Hertl on a breakaway after he left the area.

Winnipeg leaves for a three-game trip starting Thursday in Montreal. The Canadian West San Jose road trip continues in Calgary on the same day.


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