Robidas’ Early OT Goal Lifts Ducks Over Jets, 5-4
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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Stephane Robidas scored 16 seconds into overtime, and the Anaheim Ducks staged the biggest comeback in team history by rallying from four goals down to beat the Winnipeg Jets 5-4 on Monday night.
Andrew Cogliano and Luca Sbisa assisted on Robidas’ fifth goal of the season. Anaheim outshot the Jets 25-6 in the third period and outscored them 3-0 to force overtime.
Corey Perry tied it 4-4 with 22.7 seconds remaining in regulation, scoring his 39th goal after Anaheim pulled rookie goalie Frederik Andersen for an extra skater.
Nick Bonino cut the Ducks’ deficit to 4-1 in the second period, and Ryan Getzlaf and Hampus Lindholm scored in the third to set up Perry’s heroics. Andersen (18-5) stopped 32 shots.
The Ducks (49-18-8) established a franchise record for most wins in a season.
Anaheim remained atop of the Pacific Division, three points ahead of idle San Jose with a game in hand. The Ducks trail Western Conference-leading St. Louis by one point.
Jacob Trouba, Matt Halischuk, Blake Wheeler and Eric Tangradi scored for Winnipeg, which is last in the Central Division, is 1-2-1 on its road trip that ends Tuesday at Phoenix.
The Jets took a 1-0 lead on Trouba’s ninth goal of the season 8:48 in. Trouba beat Andersen with a wrist shot on the glove side from in close. Bryan Little earned an assists to extend his point streak to six games.
Later in the period, Winnipeg took advantage of a Ducks mistake in their zone and made it 2-0. Halischuk scored his fifth of the season at 13:39.
Winnipeg dominated play in the first period and outshot the Ducks 19-4 and had a 31-11 edge in shots after two periods.
The Jets increased their lead to 3-0 just 33 seconds into the second period on a power-play goal by Wheeler, Winnipeg’s goal leader with 27.
The Jets have scored five power-play goals the past five games.
Tangradi added Winnipeg’s fourth goal of the game, from Zach Redmond and Anthony Peluso, midway through the second period.
Bonino’s 20th goal of the season brought the Ducks within 4-1 with 2:16 left in the second.
Getzlaf added a power play goal, his 31st tally of the season, at 3:06 of the third and Lindholm made it 4-3 just 1:13 later.
Patrick Maroon had two assists for the Ducks.
Teemu Selanne, who began his NHL career and scored 147 goals with the original Winnipeg Jets, played his final game against the new Jets franchise that relocated to Winnipeg from Atlanta in 2011. Selanne has scored 684 career goals.
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