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National Hockey League
San Jose 3, Winnipeg 2
When: 8:00 PM ET, Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Where: Bell MTS Place, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Referees: Dan O'Rourke, Kelly Sutherland
Linesmen: Brad Kovachik, Bryan Pancich
Attendance: 15321

Joe Pavelski scored the game-winning goal while short-handed as the visiting San Jose Sharks twice erased deficits en route to a 3-2 overtime victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night.

While the Sharks were down a man for the second time during the overtime period, Pavelski took a feed from Brent Burns during a two-on-one rush and buried his 29th goal of the season at 2:49 of the extra frame. Pavelski has collected three goals and four assists in a four-game points streak.

The Sharks, who have won three straight, got 25 saves from goalie Martin Jones in a back-and-forth game.

Winnipeg captain Blake Wheeler opened the scoring 3:08 into the affair with his 11th goal of the season, taking a pass from Josh Morrissey while on the rush and ripping a shot through a defender's legs and over Jones' trapper.

San Jose's Logan Couture evened the count with a power-play goal at 10:54 of the first period, his 20th of the season. Couture, playing the point with the man advantage, gathered the puck in the high slot and sent a wrist shot through the screen and into the net.

Mathieu Perreault put the Jets up again 52 seconds into the second period. Seconds after Tyler Myers intercepted a clearing attempt and kept the puck in the zone, Perreault pounced on a loose puck in the slot and fired it just inside the near post for his 11th of the campaign.

However, Marcus Sorensen again pulled the Sharks even at 2:35 of the third period, finding the puck at the doorstep amidst a scramble and lifting a short-side shot for his 11th of the season.

Connor Hellebuyck made 35 saves, 15 of them in the third period, for the Jets, who couldn't find a win on a night their head coach, Paul Maurice, was behind the bench for his 1,500th game -- becoming just the sixth coach in NHL history to reach that milestone. The loss snapped Winnipeg's three-game winning streak.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
 
San Jose   Winnipeg
Joe Pavelski 2 Points Mathieu Perreault 1
Joe Pavelski 1 Goals Mathieu Perreault 1
Kevin Labanc 2 Assists Josh Morrissey 1
Logan Couture 1 Power Play Goals N/A
Joe Pavelski 1 Short Handed Goals N/A
Martin Jones .926 Save Percentage Connor Hellebuyck .921
Martin Jones 25 Saves Connor Hellebuyck 35
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
San Jose 38 3 1-3 5-5 12 26
Winnipeg 27 2 0-5 2-3 8 24
Upcoming Games
  • Winnipeg will play their next game on the road against Montreal. The Jets have a W/L % of .529 after a win and .842 after a loss.
  • San Jose will play their next game on the road against Calgary. The Sharks have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .542 after a loss.