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Jets defeat Sharks 5-4 in shootout

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  • PaulWiecek

    @PaulWiecek: #NHLJets defeat SJ Sharks 5-4 in a shootout as captain Andrew Ladd scores the equalizer late in regulation and only goal of shootout. 10:00 pm on Nov 10

  • garylawless

    @garylawless: hope we get to see hertl for sharks and scheifele for #nhljets 9:55 pm on Nov 10

  • garylawless

    @garylawless: missing the net has resulted in a lot of rushes the other way against #nhljets tonight. puck management. 9:45 pm on Nov 10

  • garylawless

    @garylawless: give #nhljets credit. they trailed on three occasions but they'll at least get a point. 9:42 pm on Nov 10

  • PaulWiecek

    @PaulWiecek: Three periods in the books and #NHLJets and SJ Sharks will head to OT tied 4-4. 9:42 pm on Nov 10

  • PaulWiecek

    @PaulWiecek: #NHLJets Bryan Little feeds Andrew Ladd in the slot and Ladd's one-timer beats Sharks G Antti Niemi at 18:17 of 3rd P to tie game 4-4. 9:40 pm on Nov 10

  • PaulWiecek

    @PaulWiecek: SJ Sharks take 4-3 lead over #NHLJets at 3:59 of 3rd period as Sharks Danny Boyle completes the tic-tac-toe on the power play. 9:12 pm on Nov 10

  • PaulWiecek

    @PaulWiecek: Careless delay of game penalty at the end of the 2nd period as #NHLJets Dustin Byfuglien fires the puck over the glass just as time expires. 8:48 pm on Nov 10

  • PaulWiecek

    @PaulWiecek: #NHLJets get three goals in the second period and head into third tied 3-3 with SJ Sharks. 8:45 pm on Nov 10

  • PaulWiecek

    @PaulWiecek: #NHLJets tie score 3-3 at 17:19 of 2nd P on Grant Clitsome's second of the season, from Ladd and Little. 8:42 pm on Nov 10

  • PaulWiecek

    @PaulWiecek: Goals coming fast and furious now -- #NHLJets Dustin Byfuglien with a point-blast at 8:48 and Sharks lead narrowed to 3-2. 8:22 pm on Nov 10

  • PaulWiecek

    @PaulWiecek: SJ's Tommy Wingels gets behind the #NHLJets defence and beats Pavelec short side at 6:53 of 2nd P to restore Sharks 2 goal lead at 3-1. 8:20 pm on Nov 10

  • PaulWiecek

    @PaulWiecek: #NHLJets Matt Halischuk flips a pass to linemate Michael Frolik who makes no mistake and it's 2-1 Sharks at 6:12 of 2nd P. 8:18 pm on Nov 10

  • PaulWiecek

    @PaulWiecek: #NHLJets trail San Jose Sharks 2-0 after 1st period. A 90 second lapse mid-period and the Sharks made the Jets pay. 7:50 pm on Nov 10

  • garylawless

    @garylawless: not much spine from #nhljets right now. could easily be 4-0. looks like they've given up. need to get to room without further damage 7:46 pm on Nov 10

  • garylawless

    @garylawless: Pardy needs to focus on not being noticed. he tries to do too much he gets in trouble. #nhljets be phyiscal and leave the dangling to buff 7:44 pm on Nov 10

  • PaulWiecek

    @PaulWiecek: #NHLJets lead 11-4 in shots, trail 2-0 in goals. 7:41 pm on Nov 10

  • PaulWiecek

    @PaulWiecek: And just like that, it's 2-0 Sharks on 4 shots as SJ's Tomas Hertl beats #NHLJets Ondrej Pavelec on a breakaway at 15:19. 7:40 pm on Nov 10

  • PaulWiecek

    @PaulWiecek: With #NHLJets Ladd off for tripping, SJ's Dan Boyle fires from the point and it's 1-0 Sharks on just their 3rd shot of the game at 14:04. 7:38 pm on Nov 10

  • garylawless

    @garylawless: dominant first for #nhljets but no score yet. slow dancing with the sharks can be dangerous. sooner or later they're going to bite 7:31 pm on Nov 10

  • PaulWiecek

    @PaulWiecek: Nice start by #NHLJets, who lead Sharks 6-1 in shots through first 6 mins. 7:20 pm on Nov 10

  • garylawless

    @garylawless: big ups to #nhljets game ops staff, @StaceyNattrass and WWII veteran Len Kropioski for poignant anthem and moment of silence prior to game 7:12 pm on Nov 10

  • PaulWiecek

    @PaulWiecek: Ladd, Little and Wheeler; Bogosian and Enstrom; Pavelec open for #NHLJets vs SJ Sharks at MTS Centre Sunday night. 7:04 pm on Nov 10

  • garylawless

    @garylawless: Bryan Little is tied for third among all Canadians in NHL with 10 goals. #nhljets 4:07 pm on Nov 10

Winnipeg Jets forward Devin Setoguchi will carry a three-game points streak into tonight’s game at the MTS Centre against his former teammates, the San Jose Sharks.

Setoguchi, who had his most successful season as a pro when he scored 31 goals for the Sharks in 2008-09, has been playing some of his best hockey as a member of the Jets during the past week, notching two goals and two assists in the last three games.

"I just think we’re getting back to the little details of the game," Setoguchi said Sunday morning following his team’s pre-game skate at the MTS Centre. "For myself, I’m playing well in my own end and getting pucks deep. And the other guys I’m playing with are obviously helping out, with Olli (Jokinen) and (Evander Kane) coming back in."

The Setoguchi-Jokinen-Kane line accounted for two of Winnipeg’s goals Friday night in a 5-0 win over the Nashville Predators and Setoguchi now has nine points (4G, 5A) in 17 games this season and also owns the longest active points streak for the Jets.

Mired in a five-game scoring drought earlier this season, Setoguchi was a healthy scratch for a game but appears to have lately rounded into the offensive form the Jets were hoping to see when they acquired him last summer from the Minnesota Wild in exchange for a fourth-round draft pick in 2014.

Setoguchi spent four seasons with the Sharks from 2007-11 and described a disciplined style of play from the Sharks, coupled with an exceptionally deep lineup, that will pose challenges for Winnipeg tonight.

"When you play these teams like San Jose or Anaheim or L.A., you need to make sure all four of your lines are going at any time. If you ever have a weak link, it’s tough. Good teams like this can take advantage of it. So we need to be sure we play our game our way.

"There can’t be any cheat in it or it could be a long night."

The Sharks are winless in their last four games, but still have the third-best record in the Western Conference and are especially deep at centre, where they boast three of the league’s best centremen in Joe Thornton, Joe Pavelski and Logan Couture.

"It’s going to be a challenge for us — we’re not going to be matching up (lines)," said Jets head coach Claude Noel. "They’ve got potentially the best guys in the league as far as those three guys."

The Jets, however, have a pretty good centreman of their own in Bryan Little, who with two goals Friday night has now scored 10 goals this season on just 38 shots on goal — a 26.3 per cent shooting percentage that is second only to Alexander Steen’s 26.9 per cent scoring clip for the St. Louis Blues.

"Right now it seems like a lot of the stuff I’m putting on net is going in for me," Little said Sunday morning. "I’m getting a lot of bounces right now and I’m trying to shoot a bit more than I did last year and trying to get more pucks to the net...

"A lot of my shots are going in right now and it was kind of the opposite last year, when I was trying to pass more because my linemates were really hot. It’s just the way it goes, I guess."

One of those linemates — Jets captain Andrew Ladd — said his chronically inconsistent club needs to focus on their own play tonight and not become preoccupied with the talent San Jose brings to the ice.

"You’re obviously aware of the firepower they have," said Ladd. "But our Achilles heel has been more our play than the other team’s play. So we’ll concentrate on that and make sure we’re coming out with our best effort."

The Jets will go with the same lineup tonight they used to beat Nashville, including Ondrej Pavelec as their starting goaltender, as they attempt to win two games in a row for the first time since the first week of the season.

Pavelec recorded 41 saves Friday, the most stops he’s ever made while recording a shutout.

FLIGHTNOTES... Jets head coach Claude Noel had a couple funny lines during his press conference Sunday morning. Informed the Sharks have scored in the game’s first minute five times this season, Noel deadpanned: "I didn’t know that, but that’s great news." And then, in assessing the evolution of his team’s work in the faceoff circle this season, Noel offered up this gem: "We’re better than we were. In the beginning, it was like we had our sticks upside down."

paul.wiecek@freepress.mb.ca

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