Posted January 27, 2013 on AP on Fox
Evander Kane scored 1:59 into overtime to give the Winnipeg Jets a 5-4 come-from-behind victory against the New York Islanders on Sunday. Kane, who also had an assist, tapped the puck in past goalie Evgeni Nabokov after a rebound from a long Olli Jokinen shot. Alexei Ponikarovsky, Bryan Little, Dustin Byfuglien and Alexander Burmistrov also scored for Winnipeg (3-1-1), which was down 4-2 midway through the third period. The Jets have now won three games in a row. John Tavares had a goal and two assists for the Islanders (2-3-0). David Ullstrom, Matt Moulson and Mark Streit also scored for New York. Frans Nielsen had a pair of assists. Byfuglien's goal on the power play at 12:59 of the third period marked the first time this season the Islanders had allowed a power-play goal in 17 shorthanded situations. Burmistrov's goal 65 seconds later tied the game 4-4 in front of a sellout of 15,004 at MTS Centre. Jets backup goalie Al Montoya got his first start of the season against his former team and stopped 21 shots. He signed as a free agent with Winnipeg last July. He played two seasons with the Islanders, but got into only 31 games last season because of a concussion suffered after a December hit by Kane. Nabokov stopped 30. A turnover by the Jets led to New York's first goal, a wrist shot Ullstrom put past Montoya at 2:34 of the opening period. Ullstrom is on a four-game points streak with two goals and a pair of assists. Winnipeg tied it up eight minutes later when Kyle Wellwood sent a pass across the front of the net to Ponikarovsky for his first goal with the Jets. Little gave the Jets a 2-1 lead at 5:13 of the second period when he took a pass in front of the net from Nik Antropov and shot the puck under the stick of Nabokov. Tavares went on a breakaway 22 seconds into the third period and tallied his first goal of the season with a high shot past Montoya to make it 2-2. Tavares got his assist when his long shot was redirected by Moulson for a 3-2 lead at 5:09. Streit made it 4-2 with a power-play marker at 9:53.
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