|Date of game: 12/7/2014
Recap: Winnipeg vs. Anaheim
Winnipeg, MB (SportsNetwork.com) - Kyle Palmieri's tally with 53 seconds elapsed in overtime lifted Anaheim over Winnipeg by a 4-3 count at MTS Centre.
Rene Bourque, Jakob Silfverberg and Ryan Kesler also scored with Ryan Getzlaf adding three assists for the Ducks, who have won four in a row and seven of their last nine.
Frederik Andersen stopped 27-of-30 shots for the victory.
Andrew Ladd, Dustin Byfuglien and Jacob Trouba lit the lamp for the Jets, whose last two defeats have come beyond regulation.
Ondrej Pavelec suffered the loss by stopping only 21 shots.
Although he closed off the near post, Pavelec was powerless to stop Palmieri's sharp-angle shot from the left wing, which was lifted under the crossbar and upped Anaheim's record in one-goal games to 14-0-5.
"Our group has kind of showed that all year that we have been able to play through things and keep playing. Good or bad, the one thing we have done is play a lot of overtime games this year, noted Getzlaf. "We know the situation we are in and you never want to let a team get back in the last three minutes like that. We have got to learn to close those out a little better."
Less than a minute into a Byfuglien holding call, the Ducks picked up the game's first goal as Bourque scored from the slot -- his first goal with Anaheim -- at the 11:02 mark.
Just over 30 seconds into a Josh Manson tripping infraction, Byfuglien beat Andersen with a quick shot from the slot off a give-and-go with Mathieu Perreault to tie the game at 14:28.
Ladd banged home a Blake Wheeler rebound on the advantage to give the hosts a 2-1 lead 93 seconds into the second period. Silfverberg's marker at 4:35 tied the game, and the Ducks had 1:37 of a 5-on-3 to exploit after minors to Ben Chiarot and Trouba 23 seconds apart.
Kesler gave the visitors a 3-2 lead at 8:53 by one-timing a Getzlaf pass home from the left circle, but the Ducks were unable to convert a major power play beginning with 11 seconds remaining in the second period when Jets forward Evander Kane was given five minutes and a game misconduct for a check from behind on Clayton Stoner.
Trouba flipped home his own rebound and the game was tied, 3-3, with 4:45 to play.
"The effort was there, compete, our pace was good. We were aggressive in the offensive zone, created a lot off some turnovers down low. It was a good, solid game, just a disappointing result," said Jets head coach Paul Maurice.Game Notes
Bourque's last goal was March 22 for Montreal ... Byfuglien has scored in four
consecutive games, tying a career-high set from Nov. 15-21, 2013 ... Anaheim
begins a home-and-home set with the Oilers on Wednesday, while Winnipeg
travels to Dallas on Tuesday.