Dubois fires game winner in shootout as Jets edge Seattle 3-2 Featured

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Winnipeg, Manitoba (NHN)-Pierre-Luc Dubois scored twice including the game winning tally in the shootout as the Winnipeg Jets edged the Seattle Kraken by a 3-2 score Tuesday night.

Dubois moved in slowly on Philipp Grubauer before snapping the disc past him with a quick wrister.

The win was the 4th in a row for the Jets, who moved to 34-19-1.

Blake Wheeler also scored for Winnipeg.

David Rittich made 27 saves for the Jets.

John Hayden and Jared McCann scored for Seattle.

Philipp Grubauer turned aside 37 shots for the Kraken, who dropped to 30-19-5.

There was no scoring in the first period.

Blake Wheeler opened the scoring just over seven minutes into the second period when he took a pass from Nikolaj Ehlers from the end boards before skating in front of Grubauer and cutting back to beat him with a forehand shot.

The goal was his 15th of the season.

John Hayden evened the contest at 13:20 when he drove the net and got his stick down on a hard pass from Morgan Geekie, who fired a pass from the left side boards.

The goal was his 2nd of the season.

Jared McCann gave Seattle the lead with a power play marker at 19:33.

With Pierre-Luc Dubois off for interference, McCann's shot from the point careened off the skates of both Dylan DeMelo and Mason Appleton before sliding past Rittich to make it 2-1 Kraken.

The goal was his 25th of the season.

Pierre-Luc Dubois tied it up 9:39 into the third when he converted a Josh Morrissey feed, banking the puck off of Seattle defenceman Vince Dunn and past Grubauer to make it 2-2.

The goal was his 23rd of the season.

Winnipeg got a chance to grab a late lead with just over five minutes remaining in the third when Oliver Bjorkstrand took a slashing penalty but were unable to score.

The game went to overtime.

There was no scoring in overtime and the game went to a shootout.

SEATTLE-Donato (miss), Eberle (miss) WINNIPEG-Scheifele (score), Connor (miss), Dubois (score) Both clubs see action next on Thursday as Winnipeg visits Columbus while Seattle hosts Philadelphia.



NOTES-Josh Morrissey set a new record for assists for a Jet defenceman with his assist on Pierre-Luc Dubois' third period marker.

Philip Paul-Martin

A well rounded journalist with experience in both print and broadcast mediums, Philip has written news stories with impact, broken national news while at the CBC, anchored radio news and hosted talk show radio. His coverage includes feature writing, game stories and more in-depth pieces during the off-season as well as writing about the National Hockey League and the Winnipeg Jets. He calls Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada home.