Morrissey caps two-goal effort with OT winner to lead Jets to 4-3 win over Hurricanes

WINNIPEG — Josh Morrissey scored once in regulation and added the winner 2:10 into overtime to lift the Winnipeg Jets to a 4-3 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Monday.

The Jets were ahead 3-0 when the Hurricanes scored three goals in the final 4:48 of the third period, two after pulling goalie Pyotr Kochetkov for the extra attacker with 5:33 remaining.

Pierre-Luc Dubois had a goal and two assists and Michael Eyssimont, with his first NHL goal, also scored for the Jets (11-5-1), who are 7-2-0 at Canada Life Centre this season. Blake Wheeler collected a pair of assists.

David Rittich made 26 saves in his fourth start for Winnipeg. He’s now won his last three starts.

Jaccob Slavin, Andrei Svehnikov and Martin Necas scored for the Hurricanes (10-5-4), who are on a four-game point streak (1-0-3) and lost for the third straight game in overtime. Sebastian Aho recorded three assists.

Kochetkov made his first consecutive start in net for Carolina and stopped 19 of the 23 shots he faced.

Dubois opened the scoring with 1:26 remaining in the first period after he was sprung by a long pass from Blake Wheeler. Dubois went in alone on Kochetkov and beat him with a low shot.

The Jets had a power play early in the period. The Hurricanes went on their own man advantage with 35 seconds left in the period and got three shots on goal after rolling with an extra attacker into the second frame.

Eyssimont made it 2-0 at 6:44 of the second after the Colorado native capitalized on teammate David Gustafsson’s breakaway. Gustafsson’s shot bounced off Kochetkov and Eyssimont got the rebound and notched his notable goal in his fourth career NHL game.

Winnipeg had a two-man advantage for 1:22 midway through the second, but Kochetkov made a quick glove save on Mark Scheifele.

The Jets looked to be heading for a shutout when Carolina pulled Kochetkov with 5:33 remaining in the third. Slavin scored with the extra attacker at 15:12, Svechnikov added his goal at 16:52 and Necas tied it up at 19:21.

NOTES

Winnipeg forward Cole Perfetti picked up an assist. Heading into the game, he was tied for sixth in NHL rookie scoring with eight points in 16 games. He now has nine in 17 games (three goals, six assists). … Winnipeg defenceman Ville Heinola made his season debut … Carolina forward Paul Statsny got big cheers from the crowd when he was shown in the visitors’ bench. Statsny played 146 regular-season games for the Jets before signing with the Hurricanes in the off-season.

UP NEXT

Jets: Embark on a three-game road trip, starting Wednesday against the Minnesota Wild.

Hurricanes: Host the Arizona Coyotes on Wednesday.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 21, 2022.

Judy Owen, The Canadian Press