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Joe Pavelski scored a power-play goal with 2:58 to go in overtime as the host Dallas Stars snapped a four-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday night.
Winnipeg defenseman Josh Morrissey picked up a penalty for holding Pavelski's stick, and Pavelski then tapped in a backhanded pass by Tyler Seguin from in front of the net 31 seconds later for the game-winner. It was Pavelski's sixth goal of the season and first in 11 games.
Jamie Benn and Denis Gurianov also scored goals, and Seguin and Miro Heiskanen each had a pair of assists for Dallas, which had blown a 2-0 lead in the third period. Ben Bishop finished with 36 saves.
Connor Hellebuyck also had 36 saves for the Jets, who got goals from Blake Wheeler and Mark Scheifele.
Dallas, coming off what head coach Jim Montgomery called his team's worst loss of the season at Winnipeg on Tuesday, controlled play for most of the first period, taking a 1-0 lead at the 18:27 mark on a power-play goal by Benn. The Dallas captain snapped a shot from the high slot past a screened Hellebuyck for his sixth goal of the season.
It was the 77th power-play goal of Benn's career, tying him with Jere Lehtinen for third place in Dallas history behind Mike Modano (121) and Brenden Morrow (79).
The Stars made it 2-0 midway through the second period when Gurianov rushed in on the right side and fired a wrist shot from the top of circle that beat Hellebuyck on his blocker side. It was fifth goal of the season and first in 13 games.
Winnipeg cut it to 2-1 early in the third period when Wheeler fired a bad-angle shot from near the right goal line that handcuffed Bishop and trickled inside the right post for his seventh goal of the season.
The Jets pulled Hellebuyck for an extra attacker with 2:05 remaining, and Scheifele tied it with 44.6 seconds to go when he fired a wrist shot from the slot that beat Bishop on his blocker side. It was his 11th this season.
--Field Level Media