Published January 18 2014
Trouba scores winning goal as Jets pick up OT winWINNIPEG, Manitoba – Blake Wheeler fed rookie defenseman Jacob Trouba for the winning goal 1 minute, 10 seconds into overtime to lift host Winnipeg to a 3-2 win over the Oilers, its third straight victory under new coach Paul Maurice.
Wheeler’s initial attempt off a rush missed the net, but he collected the loose puck and sent it in front to Trouba, who also scored in the third period. Fellow rookie Mark Scheifele added a goal for the Jets while Ondrej Pavelec made 20 saves.
Jordan Eberle scored a power-play goal and David Perron tied the game for Edmonton, which finished its four-game road trip 0-3-1 and is winless in its last eight away contests. Ilya Bryzgalov stopped 36 shots for his third straight defeat.
Eberle buried a cross-ice feed from Ryan Nugent-Hopkins with Eric O’Dell serving a hooking penalty 6:59 into the second period. That lead stood until Trouba tipped Bryan Little’s centering pass around Bryzgalov while shorthanded 5:48 into the third period.
Scheifele drove to the net from the corner and scored on a backhand 4:49 later to put Winnipeg ahead. Perron deflected Jeff Petry’s point shot around Pavelec to force overtime with two minutes remaining in regulation.
Edmonton 0 1 1 0— 2
Winnipeg 0 0 2 1— 3
First Period—No scoring.
Second Period—1, Edmonton, Eberle 16 (Nugent-Hopkins, Hall) 6:59 (pp).
Third Period—2, Winnipeg, Trouba 6 (Little) 5:48 (sh). 3, Winnipeg, Scheifele 9 (Wheeler, O’Dell) 10:37. 4, Edmonton, Perron 18 (Petry, Gagner) 18:00.
Overtime—5, Winnipeg, Trouba 7 (Wheeler) 1:10.
Shots on Goal—Edmonton 8-8-5-1—22. Winnipeg 11-13-13-2—39.
Power-play opportunities—Edmonton 1 of 5. Winnipeg 0 of 5.
Goalies—Edmonton Bryzgalov 3-7-3 (39 shots-36 saves). Winnipeg Pavelec 14-19-4 (22-20).
A—15,004 (15,004). T—2:22.