Winnipeg 4, Minnesota 3

Thursday, February 16, 2012 8:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Winnipeg 27-26-3-3 16-9-0-2 11-17-3-1 W1
Minnesota 25-23-2-7 13-10-1-3 12-13-1-4 L6


JETS 4, WILD 3 (SO): Evander Kane scored twice in regulation and connected on the game winner in the fourth round of the shootout as Winnipeg handed host Minnesota its sixth straight loss.

Winnipeg's Blake Wheeler tallied in the opening round of the sudden-death format while the Wild's Erik Christensen extended the shootout with a goal in the third round. That left it up to Kane, who beat Minnesota netminder Niklas Backstrom top corner to halt the Jets' two-game skid.

Kane's two goals in regulation give him a career-best 21 on the season. He also had an assist.

Devin Setoguchi scored twice and added an assist to pace the Wild, who fell just short despite posting their best offensive performance since Jan. 31.

With the teams even at 2-2 after 40 minutes, captain Mikko Koivu put the Wild in front by sweeping in a rebound past prone Winnipeg netminder Chris Mason 63 seconds into the third period.

Winnipeg needed just two minutes to even the game for a third time, as Alex Burmistrov converted a rebound of a Dustin Byfuglien point shot for his second goal in three games.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Setoguchi's last multi-goal game came Feb. 22, 2011 against the Detroit Red Wings. ... The Jets outshot Minnesota 27-25 despite the Wild enjoying a 14-6 edge in the third period. ... Thousands of Winnipeg fans made the short trek to St. Paul, giving the game a neutral feel amid dueling chants of "Let's Go Wild" and "Go Jets Go."

Top Game Performances

Winnipeg   Minnesota
Evander Kane 3 Points Devin Setoguchi 3
Evander Kane 2 Goals Devin Setoguchi 2
Dustin Byfuglien 2 Assists Devin Setoguchi 1
N/A Power Play Goals Devin Setoguchi 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Chris Mason .880 Save Percentage Niklas Backstrom .889
Chris Mason 22 Saves Niklas Backstrom 24

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Winnipeg 27 4 0-3 2-3 15 29
Minnesota 25 3 1-3 3-3 15 36

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play its next game on the road against St. Louis. The Wild have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .312 after a loss.
  • Winnipeg will play its next game at home against Boston. The Jets have a W/L % of .385 after a win and .515 after a loss.
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