Philadelphia at Winnipeg

Jagr scores OT winner, Flyers over Jets


WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Ondrej Pavelec did his best to keep Winnipeg in the game on Tuesday.

The Jets' goalie turned aside a season-high 50 shots against the Philadelphia Flyers, but it ended with a 5-4 overtime loss for Winnipeg.

Jaromir Jagr scored 4:16 into the extra period with a low shot, while teammate Wayne Simmonds had sent the game into overtime with 10 seconds left in regulation.

"[Pavelec] was excellent," said Jets captain Andrew Ladd, who scored a pair of goals 64 seconds apart in the second period.

"He gave us a chance to win. I feel bad for him because, obviously, we spoiled a great performance on his part and I'm sure he's frustrated."

Ilya Bryzgalov faced 26 shots in the victory (33-19-7). Claude Giroux had a goal and two assists, while Scott Hartnell scored a goal and added an assist. Maxime Talbot also scored for the Flyers.

Winnipeg was 3 for 3 on the power play and Philadelphia was 1 for 3.

Evander Kane had a goal and Dustin Byfuglien recorded a goal and an assist for Winnipeg (29-26-6), which had a three-game winning streak stopped.

Tim Stapleton added three assists for the Jets and Bryan Little added two.

Winnipeg coach Claude Noel called Pavelec the "best player on the ice" and said they might not have got a point if it wasn't for him.

"Pavelec was unbelievable," Noel said. "Say what you want, goalies like that, you can win championships with goalies like that, with goaltending like that."

Kane had put the Jets up 4-3 during a power play at 4:57 of the third period on a long, high shot that Bryzgalov couldn't grab with his glove.

But just as the crowd started roaring at a victory, Simmonds snatched it away when he got a great feed to the front of the net from winger James van Riemsdyk, who was wheeling his way behind the net.

The Flyers outshot the Jets 6-1 in overtime, with Jagr getting the chance for the game-winner on a timely pass from Daniel Briere.

As Briere was being tangled up with some Jets near the side of the net, he spotted Jagr moving to the front of the net untouched and quickly sent him the puck.

"You have to make the other team tired, you know, because every line can score ... ," Jagr said of his team.

"It doesn't matter how many they score against us because we know we can score a lot of goals."

Kane was feeling bad that Pavelec's performance didn't net more than a point.

"He's been playing like that the whole year," Kane said. "It's pretty spectacular, but I don't think we're too surprised by it.

"There's a lot of pucks that go toward the net that not a whole lot of goalies would be able to stop, but ... he's able to do that."

Flyers coach Peter Laviolette liked his team's attack.

"I'm really proud that the guys kept coming and pumping," he said. "It was one of those gutsy efforts that you look back on and [it] might have been one of our best, toughest, wins of the year. You know, we keep fighting and keep pushing to get the two points."


  • Jets forward Antti Miettinen played his 500th game. He was claimed off waivers by Winnipeg, his third NHL club, in December
  • Jets forward Blake Wheeler assisted on Ladd's first to extend his points streak to four games (one goal, eight assists)
  • Tuesday marked the third of an eight-game homestand for the Jets, who host Tampa Bay on Thursday. The Flyers travel to Edmonton on Thursday for the second of their four-game road trip.
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The Flyers tie the game late in regulation before Jaromir Jagr wins it with a goal in overtime. (US Presswire)
The Flyers tie the game late in regulation before Jaromir Jagr wins it with a goal in overtime. (US Presswire)
Philadelphia  (33-19-7) «12115
Winnipeg (29-26-7)12104
Three Stars
O. Pavelec

Saves: 50
Save Pct.: .909
A. Ladd

Goals: 2
Assist(s): 0
S. Hartnell

Goals: 1
Assist(s): 1

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Scoring Summary
12:31Power Play - Dustin Byfuglien (9), Slap Shot. Assist: Stapleton, Little
15:50 - Claude Giroux (23), Backhand Shot. Assist: Hartnell, Carle
01:09Power Play - Scott Hartnell (28), Wrist Shot. Assist: Simmonds, Timonen
07:52Power Play - Andrew Ladd (18), Snap Shot. Assist: Wheeler, Stapleton
08:56 - Andrew Ladd (19), Backhand Shot. Assist: Little, Byfuglien
11:14 - Maxime Talbot (17), Wrist Shot. Assist: Meszaros, Grossman
04:57Power Play - Evander Kane (23), Wrist Shot. Assist: Stapleton
19:50 - Wayne Simmonds (23), Tip-In. Assist: van Riemsdyk, Giroux
04:16 - Jaromir Jagr (16), Snap Shot. Assist: Briere
Penalty Summary
08:59Burmistrov, 2 min, High-Sticking
12:04Talbot, 2 min, Cross-Checking
57.0Enstrom, 2 min, Interference
06:34Coburn, 2 min, Hooking
03:59Briere, 2 min, Tripping
11:39Read, 2 min, Roughing
11:39Slater, 2 min, Roughing
11:39Slater, 2 min, Roughing
Shots On Goal
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SJ 3 Final
NYR 0 Final
NYI 1 Final
NJ 4 Final
ANA 2 Final
TB 3
DAL 3 Final
VAN 1 Final
DET 1 Final
EDM 6 Final
LA 4 Final
Pho 5