Winnipeg Skates Past San Jose 5-4 - Recap
Winnipeg needed a shootout to earn a 5-4 victory over San Jose on Sunday in NHL action at MTS Centre.
Winnipeg was an underdog by +155 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.5.
The win was clinched by Andrew Ladd, who beat Antti Niemi in a shootout to gain the extra point in the standings for Winnipeg. Andrew Ladd, Dustin Byfuglien, Michael Frolik, and Grant Clitsome each scored for the Jets in the victory. Frolik opened the scoring for Winnipeg, finding the back of the net at 6:12 of the second period. The goal was assisted by Matt Halischuk.
Ondrej Pavelec stopped 30 of 34 San Jose shots in the victory.
San Jose got goals from Dan Boyle (2), Tommy Wingels, and Tomas Hertl in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
San Jose got a 42-stop effort from Antti Niemi in the loss.
On the power play, Winnipeg went 0-for-2, while the Sharks were 2-for-6 with the man advantage.
San Jose lost the shots on goal battle to Winnipeg by a margin of 46-34.
Winnipeg looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Red Wings. The Sharks will aim to get back on the winning track at Calgary.