Stastny scores in 1st minute of OT, Jets beat Canadiens
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WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Paul Stastny scored in the first minute of overtime to give Winnipeg a 2-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night, extending the Jets’ winning streak to four games.

Nikolaj Ehlers also scored for Winnipeg, which won the game despite being outshot 41-21. Connor Hellebuyck made 40 saves.

Nick Suzuki scored for Montreal. Jake Allen made 19 saves in the loss.

Montreal’s winless streak is now at five games. The streak includes back-to-back losses to the Jets. Montreal held a 3-1 lead on Winnipeg on Thursday night before the Jets scored five unanswered goals en route to a 6-3 win.

While the teams played to a scoreless draw in the first period, Montreal doubled Winnipeg’s shot total, leading 14-7.

Neither team took a penalty until the second period when each had a pair of minors, with Jeff Petry serving time for both of Montreal’s infractions.

As Petry sat in the box for his second penalty, Ehlers opened the scoring with a power-play goal. Jets forward Andrew Copp won a faceoff in the offensive zone and flicked the puck behind him. Ehlers sent a shot past Allen for his 11th of the season.

Suzuki answered with his fifth of the season nearly five minutes later. The goal was unassisted.

The Canadiens and Jets remained deadlocked in the third, but it was Montreal who applied most of the pressure. The Canadiens outshot the Jets in every period, including the third where they led 14-2.

As the game headed into overtime it took Stastny only 36 seconds to get the puck past Allen and give the Jets the win. Ehlers fired a shot on net that was trickling toward the goal line after it beat Allen and Stastny then pushed it in.


Canadiens: Host Ottawa on Tuesday night.

Jets: Host Vancouver on Monday and Tuesday nights.


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Stastny scores in 1st minute of OT, Jets beat Canadiens
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