Free Press ★★★
★ Jets goaltender Ondrej Pavelec turned back 41 of 43 shots and was especially stellar during Detroit’s third-period onslaught.
★★ Detroit sniper Pavel Datsyuk accounted for all his team’s goal-scoring with powerplay goals in the first and third periods.
★★★ Jets captain Andrew Ladd had an assist on Winnipeg’s first goal of the game and for the second game in a row scored the shootout winner.
Jets 3 at Red Wings 2 (SO)
1. Winnipeg, Little 11 (Wheeler, Ladd), 7:10
2. Detroit, Datsyuk 8 (Zetterberg, Kronwall), 14:44 (pp).
Penalties --Clitsome, Wpg (holding), 3:28; Franzen, Det (slashing), 9:05; Scheifele, Wpg (hooking), 14:02.
3. Winnipeg, Bogosian 1 (Jokinen, Kane), 10:47
4. Detroit, Datsyuk 9 (Franzen, Alfredsson), 13:11 (pp)
Penalties--Andersson, Det (tripping), 1:55; Wheeler, Wpg (tripping), 11:10; Kane, Wpg (high-sticking), 12:21.
Penalties -- Kindl, Det (slashing), 3:56.
Shootout -- Winnipeg 2 (Setoguchi G, Ladd G), Detroit 1 (Datsyuk NG, Alfredsson G, Bertuzzi NG).
Referees--Chris Lee, Kevin Pollock. Linesmen -- Scott Cherrey, Scott Driscoll.
Attendance -- 20,066 (20,066).
IT'S nice having your game decided in shootouts every night when you start each one up 1-0 thanks to Andrew Ladd.
The Jets captain is a perfect 5-for-5 on shootouts this season and now has three game-winners, including the last two games in a row.
"It's getting a little tiring playing overtime games every night," said Bryan Little, "but the shootouts have been going well for us."
Ladd says his secret is simple. "I just kind of pick a move and stick with it," said Ladd. "And luckily it went in."
-- Paul Wiecek