Mark Scheifele scored 54 seconds into time beyond regulation on Sunday night time, capping a dramatic comeback as the Winnipeg Jets beat the Seattle Kraken, 3-2.
Scheifele’s objective was his second of the night time. He additionally scored within the second interval.
Winnipeg’s Blake Wheeler compelled time beyond regulation with 3.9 seconds left, knocking in a unfastened puck from the highest of the crease whereas the Jets had a 6-on-4 benefit with goalie David Rittich on the bench and Seattle’s Carson Soucy despatched to the penalty field for roughing with 25.2 seconds remaining. It was Wheeler’s fourth objective of the season and the three hundredth objective of his profession.
“It was good to get an excellent bounce and get a reward,” Wheeler stated. “The crew performed nicely, so it might have been a disgrace to depart right here with out something. That’s the secret is to not lose confidence on the facility play and particular groups.”
Rittich had 16 saves.
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Jordan Eberle and Brandon Tanev scored for the Kraken. Goalie Martin Jones, making his four-hundredth NHL begin, made 28 saves.
Josh Morrissey arrange the time beyond regulation winner. Skating down the left facet, he handed towards the centre, and Scheifele, from the low slot, beat Jones to the decrease proper facet for his tenth of the season.
“I used to be fairly exhausted,” Scheifele stated. “I do not know if I had my legs for a lot of the night time, however what a improbable move. It was an incredible move, and I used to be fortunate to be there.”
Jets coach Rick Bowness stated “that is not fairly how we drew it up, however we’ll definitely take it.”
Tanev scored close to the midpoint of the third interval, his third objective within the final 4 video games, to provide Seattle a 2-1 lead. He now has 4 for the 12 months. Eberle scored within the first interval on an influence play, his fourth.
Scheifele’s objective additionally was on the facility play halfway by way of the second to tie it at 1-1.
The penalty on Soucy, who punched Pierre-Luc Dubois from behind, was the Kraken’s third of the third interval and eighth of the night time.
“We put ourselves in place to win the sport, and three minor penalties (within the third) might be the factor that stands out,” Seattle coach Dave Hakstol stated. “When you do this within the third interval, all the way down to the final 30 seconds, that is a troublesome option to shut out a hockey recreation. Eight penalties is simply too many.”