Winnipeg 3, Washington 2

Thursday, February 9, 2012 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Winnipeg 26-24-3-3 16-8-0-2 10-16-3-1 W2
Washington 28-21-2-3 19-7-0-2 9-14-2-1 L1


Evander Kane and defenseman Dustin Byfuglien scored 12 seconds apart to erase a two-goal deficit in the third period and Bryan Little netted the shootout winner to lift the Winnipeg Jets to a 3-2 victory over the host Washington Capitals on Thursday.

With the Jets trailing 2-0 late in the third period, veteran defenseman Roman Hamrlik and Brooks Laich took penalties with just over four minutes remaining to give Winnipeg a 5-on-3 power play.

Kane banged in a rebound with the two-man advantage to cut the Washington lead to 2-1 with 2:15 remaining in the third.

Byfuglien unleashed a slap shot from center ice 12 seconds later that fooled Tomas Vokoun to tie the contest and force a shootout.

Captain Alex Ovechkin gave the Capitals the early lead in the shootout when he deked Ondrej Pavelec.

Blake Wheeler and Little responded with successful shootout tallies and Pavelec denied Alexander Semin and Mathieu Perreault to seal the win.

Ovechkin opened the scoring with a power play marker midway through the third period. Semin’s shot from the circle missed wide and bounced right to Ovechkin, who was lurking at the side of the net for his 23rd goal of the season.

Ovechkin returned the favor on another power play later in the period when he fed Semin with a cross-ice pass for his 14th goal of the season.

Top Game Performances

Winnipeg   Washington
Dustin Byfuglien 2 Points Alex Ovechkin 2
Dustin Byfuglien 1 Goals Alex Ovechkin 1
Dustin Byfuglien 1 Assists Dennis Wideman 2
Dustin Byfuglien 1 Power Play Goals Alex Ovechkin 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Ondrej Pavelec .941 Save Percentage Tomas Vokoun .926
Ondrej Pavelec 32 Saves Tomas Vokoun 25

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Winnipeg 27 3 2-3 3-5 12 23
Washington 34 2 2-5 1-3 6 34

Upcoming Games

  • Washington will play its next game on the road against NY Rangers. The Capitals have a W/L % of .517 after a win and .520 after a loss.
  • Winnipeg will play its next game on the road against Pittsburgh. The Jets have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .516 after a loss.
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