Josh Morrissey scored 41 seconds into overtime as the Winnipeg Jets defeated the Edmonton Oilers 5-4 Thursday night at Bell MTS Place.

The Winnipeg defenseman ripped a wrist shot from the left face-off circle past Edmonton netminder Cam Talbot.

Mathieu Perreault, Nikolaj Ehlers, Patrik Laine and Mark Scheifele also scored for the Jets who gave up three unanswered goals after taking a 3-1 lead early in the second period.

Ryan Spooner, Darnell Nurse, Jujhar Khaira and Alex Chiasson did the goal scoring for the Oilers.

Laine ended a six-game drought with his 22nd goal of the season at 1:42 of the middle frame while Scheifele tied the game at 4-4 midway through the third period.

Edmonton captain Connor McDavid recorded a pair of assists and now has 301 career points.

Winnipeg goaltender Connor Hellebuyck made 22 saves.

The Jets (20-9-2) wrapped up their four-game homestand with three wins and a loss.

Winnipeg will face the Blackhawks in Chicago on Friday night and host the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday.

 

photos courtesy Ray Peters

 

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Monday, March 18th

MJHL
Steinbach at Wpg Blues, 7 p.m.
(Pistons lead best of 7 quarterfinal 3-2)

NHL
Arizona at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m.
Vancouver at Chicago, 7:30 p.m.
Vegas at San Jose, 9:30 p.m.
Winnipeg at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m.

NBA
Utah at Washington, 6 p.m.
Detroit at Cleveland, 6 p.m.
New York at Toronto, 6:30 p.m.
Denver at Boston, 6:30 p.m.
Golden State at San Antonio, 7 p.m.
Miami at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m.
New Orleans at Dallas, 7:30 p.m.
Chicago at Phoenix, 9 p.m.
Indiana at Portland, 9:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 17th

HTJHL
Red River 5 Springfield 4
(Mudbugs lead best of 7 final 2-0)

MJHL
Quarterfinals
Virden 3 Selkirk 2
(Oil Capitals win best of 7 series 4-2)

AHL
San Diego 4 Manitoba 1

NHL
Colorado 3 New Jersey 0
Buffalo 4 St. Louis 3 (SO)
N.Y. Islanders 3 Minnesota 2 (OT)
Vancouver 3 Dallas 2 (SO)
Philadelphia 2 Pittsburgh 1 (OT)
Anaheim 3 Florida 2
Vegas 6 Edmonton 3

NBA
Detroit 110 Toronto 107
New York 124 L.A. Lakers 123
Miami 93 Charlotte 75
Philadelphia 130 Milwaukee 125
Orlando 101 Atlanta 91
Sacramento 129 Chicago 102
Houston 117 Minnesota 102
L.A. Clippers 119 Brooklyn 116

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