WINNIPEG – Mathieu Perreault scored 17 seconds into overtime as the Winnipeg Jets handed the Edmonton Oilers their 11th straight loss with a 3-2 victory on Wednesday.
Perrault tipped a Jacob Trouba point shot past goalie Ben Scrivens to lift Winnipeg’s record to 13-9-4.
Trouba and Dustin Byfuglien also scored for the Jets. David Perron and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins found the back of the net for the Oilers (6-15-5), who have yet to win a game against a Western Conference opponent this season.
Ondrej Pavelec made 24 saves in the win, while Scrivens stopped 21 shots.
Perron had given Edmonton a 2-1 lead at 1:31 of the third period when he capitalized on a Winnipeg turnover. Perron got around a Jets player and then fired a high shot that hit the crossbar and went in behind Pavelec.
Byfuglien tied the game at 16:54 when he redirected a Mark Stuart point shot. He also assisted on Trouba’s goal.
The Oilers had the game’s first shot on goal, but it took until seven and a half minutes into the first period.
The Jets scored on their third shot of the game when Perreault skated into the right circle and then sent a pass back to Trouba in the slot for his third goal of the season at 12:33.
Winnipeg has scored first in its past seven games, and in 17 of 26 games this season. They’ve gone 10-4-3 in those first-goal games.
Pavelec was screened on a point shot from Nugent-Hopkins at 17:59 of the first period. The goal was Nugent-Hopkins’ sixth of the season and it extended his points streak to three games. Taylor Hall assisted on the goal and now has three assists in a three-game points streak.
Winnipeg outshot Edmonton 8-7 in the first period.
Scrivens faced a barrage of shots midway through the scoreless second period, and had to whip out his glove for a save against a Byfuglien blast.
The Oilers had the game’s first power play when Jets captain Andrew Ladd was called for cross-checking with 1:03 left in the period.
Edmonton had the 19-18 edge in shots on goal after two periods.
Winnipeg killed off the Ladd penalty, which carried over into the third period, but Perron scored his fourth of the season with the high shot at 1:31 that made it 2-1.
Winnipeg continues its three-game homestand with a visit from Colorado on Friday, while Edmonton returns home to face San Jose on Sunday.
Edmonton’s longest franchise winless streak is 14 games from Oct. 11 to Nov. 7, 1993.