Winnipeg, MB (SportsNetwork.com) - Andrew Ladd scored the tying goal in the
final two minutes of regulation and netted the lone shootout tally in
Winnipeg's 5-4 victory over the San Jose Sharks at MTS Centre.
Grant Clitsome had a goal and a pair of assists, while Dustin Byfuglien and
Michael Frolik also lit the lamp. Ondrej Pavelec made 30 stops for the Jets,
who won their second in a row.
"It's a big win, the way we won. We battled back with a late goal," Ladd said.
"Pavs made some big saves for us and we had some key goals from a lot of
Dan Boyle scored twice for the Sharks. Tomas Hertl and Tommy Wingels also
tallied for San Jose, which received 42 saves from Antti Niemi.
The Sharks lost their fifth straight game.
Patrick Marleau scored with two minutes left in overtime, but the goal was
disallowed because Wingels was in the vicinity of the crease and impeded
Pavelec's ability to get back in the net. Wingels pushed Pavelec to the ice as
Marleau was given a direct path to the net.
"If you're a Shark you're questioning it, if you're a Jet you're agreeing with
the call," Sharks coach Todd McLellan said. "It's a discretionary call that
occurs in a game. He (Pavelec) was allowed to make the first save easily. It's
the second one, it's the rebound. I don't know who has the right to that ice.
I don't understand it."
Ladd started the third round of the shootout by putting a forehand past Niemi
inside the right post. Pavelec then turned aside Boyle's opportunity.
Boyle scored on the power play with 5:56 left in the opening period, and Hertl
made it 2-0 only 1:16 later on a breakaway off a long pass from Jason Demers.
Frolik made it 2-1 at 6:12 of the second, but Wingels had a great individual
effort, skating in through the right circle to score 41 seconds later to
restore San Jose's two-goal lead.
Byfuglien and Clitsome scored later in the second to tie the contest.
Clitsome's goal, with 2:41 left, came on a shot from the left point.
Boyle's second goal, a power-play marker 3:59 into the third, gave the Sharks
a 4-3 edge. Logan Couture delivered a no-look pass between sticks from the
right side of the net to a wide open Boyle in front.
Ladd's one-timer from the left circle evened the score with 1:43 left in
Bryan Little had two assists for the Jets ... San Jose was 2-for-6 on the
power play ... The Jets won for just the third time in the past nine meetings.
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