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The Sports Xchange, Published February 27 2014

Shootout goal helps Jets top

WINNIPEG, Man. – Center Olli Jokinen’s shootout goal lifted the Winnipeg Jets to a 3-2 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Thursday night.

Jets right winger Devin Setoguchi and Coyotes center Antoine Vermette traded goals in the shootout before Jokinen deked goalie Mike Smith for the eventual winner. Winnipeg goalie Ondrej Pavelec stopped center Mike Ribeiro on the final shot to give his club the extra point.

Phoenix 1 0 1— 2

Winnipeg 1 1 0— 3

First Period—1, Phoenix, Ekman-Larsson 9 (Vrbata, Klinkhammer) 12:17. 2, Winnipeg, Wheeler 23 (Byfuglien) 14:55.

Second Period—3, Winnipeg, Little 19 (unassisted) 18:01 (pp).

Third Period—4, Phoenix, Hanzal 15 (Schlemko, Ribeiro) 6:40 (pp).

Overtime—

Shootout—Phoenix 1 (Boedker NG, Vrbata NG, Vermette G, Ribeiro NG), Winnipeg 2 (Little NG, Ladd NG, Setoguchi G, Jokinen G).

Shots on Goal—Phoenix 11-7-13—36. Winnipeg 9-10-9—29.

Power-play opportunities—Phoenix 1 of 5. Winnipeg 1 of 4.

Goalies—Phoenix Smith 20-17-10 (29 shots-27 saves). Winnipeg Pavelec 19-22-4 (36-34).