The Jets made an improbable comeback by beating the Edmonton Oilers 5-4 in overtime on Sunday in Winnipeg.
Nicolas Ehlers knocked Mike Smith off guard after the Oilers cross zone face-off. In the second period, it was Dane’s second goal of the meeting, scoring his team’s first goal. Ehlers was in his first game in the playoffs after being sidelined with a suffering upper-body injury in late April.
Halfway through the third period, the home team trailed 4-1 and when the situation suddenly changed, everything indicated that the Oilers were heading for their first win of the series.
Quebecker Matthew Perrault started it by defeating Mike Smith in a power play. Within three minutes, Blake Wheeler closed the lead with just one goal. Defense captain Josh Morrisse forced an overtime 16 seconds after his captain’s victory.
Oilers are dealing a huge blow. In addition to the increase in the last ten minutes of the third period, the Alberta structure will face elimination on Monday, still in Winnipeg, trailing 3-0 in the series.
All in all, Connor McDavid and Leon Droysight ended the game with three points each, despite the awakening. The first made him a partner in his first three nets, the second shined twice in the first twenty, and the third in the Oilers was Jack Cassian’s success.
Jujar Khaira scored the other goal for the visitors.
In this victory, Connor Hellebuke scored 44 of the 48 books he faced. For his part, Mike Smith failed five of his 37 shots.