The Winnipeg Jets took a commanding three games to none lead on Sunday in the North Division semi-final. At Bell Manitoba Telecommunications Services Place, the Jets came back from a 4-1 deficit in the third period with eight minutes left, to beat the Edmonton Oilers 5-4 in overtime.
Two Jets had multi-point games. Defenceman Josh Morrissey of Calgary, Alberta had one goal and one assist for two points, while Pierre-Luc Dubois of Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Quebec had two assists.
Morrissey not only scored his first career National Hockey League career postseason goal, but also had his first NHL career multi-point game in the playoffs. Morrissey’s assist came on a goal by Jets captain Blake Wheeler.
Morrissey’s goal was extremely significant. His goal from a slapshot tied the game at four goals apiece with only five minutes and 16 seconds left in the contest. In the extra period, Nikolaj Ehlers scored his second goal of the game. The overtime winner came from Paul Stastny of Quebec City, Quebec. For Stastny it was his second point in overtime for the Jets in the series as he scored the game-winner on Friday night in overtime, in a 1-0 Winnipeg win.
The Jets can close out the series Monday in Winnipeg. The old Winnipeg Jets never beat the Oilers in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.