Dustin Byfuglien scored two goals and Bryan Little capped things off in the shootout en route to a 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers Friday night at the MTS Centre.
The win improves the Jets' record to 10-9-2, while the Flyers drop to 7-11-1 on the year.
Goalie Ondrej Pavelec made 32 saves and stopped Flyers defenceman Kimmo Timonen in the shootout to improve his season record to 8-7-2. Steve Mason had 36 saves in net for the Flyers in the loss.
Jets defenceman Dustin Byfuglien scored his second of the year on the power play to make it 1-0 in the first period.
With time winding down on the man advantage, Devin Setoguchi found a streaking Byfuglien who broke in all alone, beating Mason high glove side.
That lead wouldn’t last long as Philadelphia evened things up just 43 seconds later with Scott Hartnell’s third of the season. Hartnell grabbed the puck following a faceoff in the Jets zone, carried it behind the net and beat Pavelec on a wrap-around shot.
The Flyers took the lead 11:45 into the period with a power play marker. With Adam Pardy in the penalty box for hooking, Wayne Simmonds found a loose puck in front and slid it past Pavelec to give his team the 2-1 lead.
The second period offered nothing for both sides as far as the scoreboard goes.
After trading two penalties each in the first 20 minutes, the Jets were given the only chance in the period with the man advantage.
The Jets' best scoring chance came on that power play. Byfuglien walked in from the slot and found a wide-open Blake Wheeler, but Wheeler was unable to get a piece of the puck, missing on an open net.
Winnipeg would even things up with Byfuglien’s second goal of the game — and second on the power play — with just over five minutes remaining in the third period.
First period summary:
Goals – 1. WPG Byfuglien (2) PPG (Setoguchi, Jokinen) 5:36 2. Hartnell (3) (Voracek, Giroux) 6:25 3. Simmonds (2) PPG (Hartnell, Timonen) 11:45
Penalties – PHI Giroux (Hooking) 3:59, WPG Pardy (Hooking) 11:32, WPG Enstrom (Interference) 13:53, PHI Couturier (Tripping) 18:39
Second period summary:
Goals – No goals.
Penalties – PHI Coburn (Tripping) 10:39
Third period summary:
Goals – 4. WPG Byfuglien (3) (Jokinen, Kane) 14:22
Penalties – WPG Pardy (Slashing) 8:23, PHI Downie (Hooking) 14:06
- WPG – Setoguchi (Goal) / PHI – Lecavlier (No goal)
- WPG – Ladd (No goal) / PHI – Giroux (Goal)
- WPG – Jokinen (No goal) / PHI – Read (No goal)
- WPG – Wheeler (No goal) / PHI – Schenn (No goal)
- WPG – Little (Goal) / PHI – Timonen (No goal)