OTTAWA- While a controversial last second play could have tied the game and taken it to overtime, it didn’t, and the Winnipeg Jets won 3-2 against the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre on Sunday.
Dustin Byfuglien, Mathieu Perreault and Josh Morrissey recorded goals, and Connor Hellebuyck made 32 saves to help the Jets (28-29-5) extend their point streak to four games (3-0-1).
Mark Scheifele and star rookie Patrik Laine each recorded another two assists.
With the win Winnipeg has now moved to within a point of the second wild card spot into the playoffs for the Western Conference. That’s also two wins in a row for Winnipeg.
There was a slight scare for Winnipeg with just seconds on the clock. With a scuffle in front of the Jets net, Ottawa appeared to push the puck past Hellebuyck’s pad, but the play was reviewed and refs found the play was inconclusive, therefore no goal.
Next up for Ottawa is a Tuesday game against New Jersey.
Winnipeg will be back Tuesday as well, playing the Maple Leafs.