MB, Winnipeg, Canada (4E Sports) – Devin Setoguchi had two goals in the third period as the Winnipeg Jets overcame a slow start to win 5-3 over the Los Angeles Kings Friday at the MTS Centre.
Evander Kane scored and had two assists, while Olli Jokinen and Bryan Little also added a point each for the Jets.
Ondrej Pavelec made 33 saves and was responsible for keeping the Jets in the game when the Kings outshot the Jets 18-7 in the first.
Matt Greene eventually scored at 14:17 of the first, glancing one off Dustin Byfuglien to give the Kings its only taste of the lead.
The lead would only last a minute and a half as Evan Kane caught a rebound off Greene and sent it past Jonathan Quick at 15:45 to tie the game.
Jokinen put the Jets ahead at 12:54 of the second, striking the puck to the right side of the net as Quick went low to the left.
Setoguchi scored his first on a power play at 2:21 of the third period on a shot from Kane. He tallied again at 5:19 to make it 4-1 by following up Kane’s rush after it was stopped by Quick.
Jeff Carter scored the Kings’ second goal of the night at 11:00 of the third from a tripping penalty called against Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba.
Justin Williams brought the Kings within one on the power play at 15:44.
But Little doused their hopes with a breakaway tally in the final minute.
Quick stopped 23 of 27 shots for the Kings.