Blake Wheeler played the role of hero as the Winnipeg Jets start their final set of games this year with a 2-1 OT win over Anaheim Tuesday night.
The Jets went over 56 minutes without a goal, and were down 1-0 when Marko Dano tipped in a shot late in the third. Wheeler scored the winner 3:07 into extra time.
It was a defensive battle with the shots near even at 28-26 in favour of the Ducks. Michael Hutchinson stopped 27 of 28 shots in the win.
Winnipeg is wrapping up the season with a California road trip. Next up is a Thursday night meeting in San Jose against the Sharks.