Sharks’ Joe Pavelski scores in OT to beat Winnipeg in overtime

WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Joe Pavelski knows the Sharks caught a break at the right time.

The Sharks were shorthanded for a second time in overtime against Winnipeg on Tuesday night, and then Jets forward Patrik Laine had the puck knocked away by San Jose defenseman Brent Burns.

Burns passed the puck to Pavelski, who fired the winning shot over Connor Hellebuyck’s glove at 2:49 of the extra period to give the Sharks a 3-2 victory.

“We get a turnover on the (penalty kill) there in overtime and we were able to finally catch them,” said Pavelski, who scored his 29th goal of the season and added an assist.

Logan Couture and Marcus Sorensen also scored for San Jose. Couture extended his point streak to four games, with three goals and three assists.

Kevin Labanc contributed a pair of assists and Martin Jones stopped 25 shots for the Sharks, who won their third straight to start a four-game trip.

Blake Wheeler and Mathieu Perreault scored for the Jets, and Hellebuyck made 35 saves. Winnipeg had its three-game winning streak halted and its run of victories at home stopped at seven.

Sharks head coach Peter DeBoer had high praise for the winning play.

“The pass Burnsy gave to Pavelski was world class, and it was a rocket,” DeBoer said. “And the way Pav handled it and stuck it in the net was world class, so that’s what great players do.”

Winnipeg had a power-play goal by Mark Scheifele erased midway through the second after DeBoer successfully challenged for offside. It would have given Winnipeg a 3-1 lead.

“Obviously, getting the goal called back hurt,” Wheeler said. “That’s the difference in the game right there.”

Perreault’s 11th goal of the season, and 300th NHL point, gave Winnipeg the 2-1 lead 52 seconds into the second. Tyler Myers picked up an assist, extending his point streak to four games, with one goal and three assists.

Sorensen’s 11th of the season tied it at 2:35 of the third when he flipped a puck bouncing in the crease into the net.

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