The Winnipeg Jets four-game losing skid came to an end Thursday night at MTS Centre.

Mathieu Perreault scored in the sixth round of the shootout as Winnipeg defeated the Florida Panthers 4-3.

"Just kind of gutted it out...it wasn't pretty," said Jets captain Blake Wheeler. "I think after not playing for a few days, we were expecting it to be a little bit ugly, a little bit sloppy. It definitely was through two periods. We found a way to gut it out into overtime, and luckily got the two points."

Dustin Byfuglien, Adam Lowry and Bryan Little scored in regulation for the Jets who received a 41-save performance from Connor Hellebuyck.

Aleksander Barkov, Reilly Smith and Vincent Trocheck replied for the Panthers who did all their goal scoring in the middle period.

Winnipeg (14-16-3) will host the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday.

The Jets will then play a pair of games in Vancouver against the Canucks on Tuesday and Thursday before starting the Christmas break.


photos courtesy Ray Peters


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SCOREBOARD

Monday, October 23rd

South Central Athletic Conference
High School Volleyball
Varsity
SRSS vs Glenlawn
@ Wpg, (g) 6:30 p.m. (b) 8 p.m.
Junior Varsity
SRSS vs Glenlawn
@ Steinbach, (g) 6 p.m. (b) 7:30 p.m.

NHL
San Jose 4 N.Y. Rangers 1
Los Angeles at Toronto, 6 p.m.

NFL
Washington at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m.

NBA
Philadephia at Detroit, 6 p.m.
Atlanta at Miami, 6:30 p.m.
Memphis at Houston, 7 p.m.
Charlotte at Milwaukee, 7 p.m.
Toronto at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m.
Golden State at Dallas, 7:30 p.m.
Washington at Denver, 8 p.m.
Sacramento at Phoenix, 9 p.m.

Tuesday, October 24th

MJHL
Portage at Selkirk, 7:30 p.m.
Virden at Swan Valley, 7:30 p.m.

NHL
Edmonton at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Carolina, 6 p.m.
Arizona at N.Y. Islanders, 6 p.m.
Anaheim at Philadelphia, 6 p.m.
Florida at Montreal, 6:30 p.m.
Los Angeles at Ottawa, 6:30 p.m.
Detroit at Buffalo, 6:30 p.m.
Vancouver at Minnesota, 7 p.m.
Calgary at Nashville, 7 p.m.
Dallas at Colorado, 8 p.m.
Chicago at Las Vegas, 9 p.m.

NBA
Brooklyn at Orlando, 6 p.m.
Chicago at Cleveland, 6 p.m.
New York at Boston, 6:30 p.m.
Philadelphia at Minnesota, 7 p.m.
New Orleans at Portland, 9 p.m.
Utah at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m.

Major League Baseball
World Series
Houston at L.A. Dodgers, 7:09 p.m.
(1st game in best of 7 series)

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