The Winnipeg Jets overcame a 3-0 deficit, but couldn’t seal the deal in Minnesota’s 4-3 overtime win tonight.
Minnesota outshot Winnipeg 11-3 in the first period, but the Jets were able to turn the tide. Goaltender Michael Hutchinson replaced Ondrej Pavelec for the start of the second period and was perfect until overtime. The Jets’ onslaught didn’t pay off though until the third when Michael Frolik, Evander Kane, and Andrew Ladd scored within the span of five minutes.
Minnesota goaltender Niklas Backstrom was replaced by Darcy Kuemper after that goal.
“We bent but we didn’t break,” Wild defenseman Marco Scandella told Michael Russo.
Scandella missed two games due to an illness, but was back on Sunday. His return was timely as he proved to be the difference tonight.
That goal extended the Wild’s winning streak to three games. They’ll play Philadelphia on Thursday.