MONTREAL (AP) With some top veterans sitting out Jack Roslovic Jersey Womens , the youngsters took center stage for the playoff-bound Winnipeg Jets.Sami Niku scored in his first NHL game and Kyle Connor got his 30th goal of the season in overtime and the Jets downed the Montreal Canadiens 5-4 on Tuesday night.Add to that Patrik Laine’s 44th of the season to move only two behind Washington’s Alex Ovechkin for the NHL lead.”Any goal you score in this league is great, but overtime, and the way we stuck with it the whole game, it’s awesome,” said 21-year-old Connor. ”This group is so good.”We all push each other every day.”Nikolaj Ehlers, with his 29th, and Jack Roslovic also scored for the Jets, who reached 50 wins and moved within three points of first place overall and Central Division rival Nashville with two games remaining for both clubs. The Jets finish the regular season with home games Thursday against Calgary and Saturday against Chicago.Winnipeg, which ended a four-game road trip, had already established a club record for wins in a season. The Jets have won nine of their past 10 games.Alex Galchenyuk forced overtime with a power-play goal at 18:18 of the third period. Artturi Lehkonen, Paul Byron and Kerby Rychel also scored for Montreal in its last home game of the season.”I liked the way we kept working hard and got back in the game Scott Mayfield Jersey Womens ,” Canadiens coach Claude Julien said.The lineups had a preseason look as the Jets rested Mark Scheifele, Blake Wheeler, Adam Lowry, Jacob Trouba and Josh Morrissey with what were called minor injuries. And Montreal has regularly been using several minor league call-ups of late.”We’re so deep, you can see,” Connor said.The Jets were all over Montreal early and got the lead at 12:25 on a power play when Laine wired a goal to the top corner with an off-wing shot. Ehlers finished a 3-on-1 by knocking in Paul Stastny’s pass at 14:19.Roslovic one-timed Tucker Poolman’s pass along the ice from the left faceoff dot to score at 15:58, but Montreal got it back at 19:00 when Lehkonen picked up a loose puck in the slot and beat Steve Mason.Byron reached the 20-goal mark for a second straight season as he banged in Brendan Gallagher’s rebound 3:19 into the third period and Rychel tied it 3-3 with a deflection after a faceoff in the Winnipeg zone at 10:15.Only 24 seconds later, Niku scored on a wrist shot through traffic from the slot.”The puck was coming and I shot and I think it was lucky,” Niku said. ”I think it hit one of their players.”It was really nice to play my first game at the Bell Centre. Montreal is such a big hockey town.”Montreal was on a power play and had Carey Price pulled for an extra attacker when Galchenyuk’s shot from the right circle was juggled by Mason and dropped into the net with 1:42 left in regulation.Connor one-timed Roslovic’s pass for the game-winner three minutes into overtime.It was the 557th game for Price, who passed Jacques Plante for the Canadiens record for games played by a goaltender. A video tribute was played at 6:13 of the first period with messages from goaltending greats Ken Dryden and Patrick Roy and an emotionally moved Price got a long ovation. Plante has the team record for wins with 314.”Nobody enjoys losing, it wasn’t a lot of fun this year Max Domi Jersey Womens , but it’s nice knowing that we have the support,” said Price, who stayed out the longest as the players signed autographs for fans after the game.”Obviously it’s tough when things aren’t going good, but there’s no better place when things are going well and that’s just a taste of it.”UP NEXT:Jets: Host Flames on Thursday.Canadiens: Travel to Detroit to face the Red Wings on Thursday.— SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Sharks defenseman Brent Burns was honored in a pregame ceremony for skating in his 1,000th career game two weeks earlier.After being led on to the ice through a giant Sharks head by his son Jagger, he received several gifts, including a fossilized megalodon tooth and two gemsbok antelope for his ranch in Texas.Burns then celebrated by scoring his fourth game-winning goal to help San Jose beat the Ottawa Senators 4-1 for its sixth straight win Saturday night.“I can’t say enough about the whole Sharks organization, and (GM) Doug (Wilson), what they did for my family,” Burns said. “Letting Jags come out of the Sharks head http://www.officialsabres.com/authentic-adidas-jack-eichel-jersey , that’s one of the best moments of my life and his life. To share that, it’s just — everything they do is first class and really special.”San Jose fans should be very happy considering the Sharks have also won five straight at home and are riding an 8-1-0 streak in their last nine contests.San Jose goalie Martin Jones, who has allowed two or fewer goals in four straight starts, made 27 saves. Joe Pavelski, Joe Thornton and Melker Karlsson also scored for the Sharks, who own the second-best home record this season at 16-4-4“It was a tough scheduled game for us, I think five in eight nights and (after) an emotional game in Vegas,” San Jose coach Peter DeBoer said. “They played hard, they played with a lot of structure. They make it hard to get through the neutral zone. So, this was a game we had to really gut it out a little bit. And I thought we found a way.”It was also an emotional night for Sharks defenseman Erik Karlsson, as he faced the Senators for the second time this season after being traded from Ottawa just before training camp opened in September.“It’s still weird http://www.officialflames.com/authentic-adidas-sean-monahan-jersey , it’s probably gonna be weird for as long as I play somewhere else, but that’s the way it is,” Karlsson said. “The boys in here were tired today and we did what we had to do to get away with a ‘W’ and that’s what it’s all about. It wasn’t a pretty game and at the end of the day the two points were huge for us.”With the win, the Sharks remained one point back of first-place Calgary in the Pacific Division, and a point ahead of Vegas, which beat Chicago 4-3 earlier in the night. San Jose defeated the Golden Knights in Vegas on Thursday.Since the start of December, the Sharks have scored 87 goals, second only behind Tampa Bay, which has scored 88.Leading 1-0 from Pavelski’s second-period goal — his team-leading 26th on the season — Burns made it 2-0 at 6:17 of the third when he sent a wrist shot to the net that went off Ottawa’s Christian Jaros and past Ottawa goaltender Anders Nilsson, who stopped 28 shots.Jones’ bid for his 21st career shutout ended 27 seconds later when Ryan Dzingel took Bobby Ryan’s no-look backhand feed and sniped a wrist shot top shelf.Thornton pushed the lead back to two goals with 4:17 left in the game, when he redirected a shot that started at the top from Burns and bounced off Timo Meier.“We gave ourselves a chance as long as we could Mikkel Boedker Jersey Womens ,” said Ottawa coach Guy Boucher, whose Senators dropped to 6-15-1 on the road this season. “The Sharks are the team of the hour and they are stacked. To be able to hang in there with them was a positive for us. We got enough looks and opportunities, but I think we could have done more in front of their goaltender to deserve what they got.”NOTES: Ottawa’s Dylan DeMelo and Chris Tierney returned to San Jose for the first time since joining the Senators in the trade involving Erik Karlsson. … Justin Braun returned to the lineup for the first time since being place on inured reserve on Jan. 5. … Joe Thornton is one game shy of his 1,000th as a Shark. … Darren Archibald, who was acquired on Jan. 2 in the same trade that brought Nilsson over from Vancouver, made his Senators debut in place of Colin White, who sustained a left shoulder injury against the Kings. … San Jose F Joonas Donskoi took a hard hit in the first period, didn’t play a shift over the last two periods and was being evaluated for an undisclosed injury.UP NEXTSenators: Host Colorado on Wednesday.Sharks: Host Pittsburgh on Tuesday.
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