Jets on verge of sweep after rallying for OT win against Oilers in Game 3


WINNIPEG — Nikolaj Ehlers scored his second goal at 9:13 of overtime to give the Winnipeg Jets a 5-4 win against the Edmonton Oilers in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup First Round at Bell MTS Place on Sunday.

Ehlers scored off a Paul Stastny face-off win after Winnipeg rallied from down three goals in the third period. It was Ehlers’ first game since April 24 because of an upper-body injury.

Connor Hellebuyck made 44 saves for the Jets, the No. 3 seed in the Scotia North Division.

Leon Draisaitl scored two goals and had an assist, and Connor McDavid had three assists for the Oilers, the No. 2 seed.

McDavid (105 points) and Draisaitl (84), who finished first and second in the NHL in scoring in the regular season, each was held without a point in the first two games of the series.

Game 4 of the best-of-7 series is here Monday.

Draisaitl gave the Oilers a 1-0 lead at 6:33 of the first period before making it 2-0 at 9:10 when he scored on a 5-on-3 power play.

Ehlers cut the lead to 2-1 with a power-play goal at 17:13 of the second period.

Zack Kassian scored of a pass from Draisaitl to make it 3-1 at 18:17.

Jujhar Khaira extended the lead to 4-1 at 4:43 of the third period, but the Jets scored three times in a span of 3:03 to tie the game.

Mathieu Perreault made it 4-2 at 11:41 with a power-play goal, Blake Wheeler cut it to 4-3 at 14:28, and Josh Morrissey scored 16 seconds later to tie it 4-4 at 14:44.

Mike Smith made 32 saves for Edmonton.

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