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Jets turnback Habs in OT as Paul Stastny pots winner

Paul Stastny scored 36 seconds into overtime and Connor Hellebuyck turned away 40 shots to send the Winnipeg Jets past the visiting Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night.

Connor Hellebuyck turns away 40 shots as Canadiens suffer 5th straight defeat

Winnipeg Jets players celebrate a goal during their 2-1 OT victory over the Canadiens on Saturday in Montreal. (John Woods/The Canadian Press )

Paul Stastny's overtime goal clinched Winnipeg's 2-1 victory over the Montreal Canadians, extending the Jets' winning streak to four games.

Nikolaj Ehlers also scored for Winnipeg (13-6-1). The Jets were victorious despite being outshot 41-21. Connor Hellebuyck made 40 saves in the winning effort at Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg.

Nick Suzuki scored for Montreal (9-6-5) while goaltender 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 Thursday night before the Jets scored five unanswered goals en route to a 6-3 win.

WATCH | Paul Stastny scores 36 seconds into extra frame to seal Winnipeg's win:

Stastny scores OT winner in Jets' win over Habs

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Paul Stastny needed just 36 seconds into the extra frame to give Winnipeg the 2-1 win on Saturday.

Saturday night's affair saw both teams fail to score in the opening period. Montreal, however, 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 was first to it, sniping it past Allen for his 11th of the season.

Suzuki replied with his fifth of the season almost 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 towards the goal line after it beat Allen and Stastny then pushed it in.

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