OTTAWA (AP) — Mathieu Perreault scored in the sixth round of the shootout to give the Winnipeg Jets a 2-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Saturday night.
Perreault had the only goal in the shootout and helped the Jets to improve to 6-0-2 over their past eight games.
Toby Enstrom had Winnipeg’s goal in regulation and Ondrej Pavelec stopped 37 shots through overtime and all six Ottawa skaters in the shootout — including a huge glove save on David Legwand’s attempt.
Chis Neil scored in regulation for the Senators and Crag Anderson finished with 36 saves.
Neil opened the scoring when he capitalized on the Senators’ only power play of the first period by beating Pavelec with a wrist shot on the short side with 8:12 remaining.
The Jets used their only power play of the period to tie the game about 6 minutes later when Enstrom’s point shot hit the post before finding the back of the net behind Anderson.
Mike Hoffman had a great opportunity in overtime to give Ottawa the win, but his quick shot from the slot was stopped by the quicker right pad from Pavelec.
Moments later, Erik Karlsson took out Jets’ forward Evander Kane with a hip check at the blue line that drew a rise out of the crowd and a long gaze from Kane at Karlsson.
NOTES: Chris Phillips, Bobby Ryan and Alex Caisson were all scratches for the Senators. Adam Pardy and Matt Halischuk were scratches for the Jets. … The Senators wrap up a four-game homestand Sunday against the Toronto Maple Leafs. … Winnipeg opened a five-game road trip, and will visit Montreal next on Tuesday.
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