Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/27/13
WINNIPEG -- The Winnipeg Jets extended their winning streak to three games with a 5-4 overtime victory over the New York Islanders at the MTS Centre on Sunday night. Evander Kane scored the winner 1:59 into overtime to give the Jets a comeback victory. Kane buried a rebound off an Olli Jokinen shot for Jokinen's first point as a Jet. Jets goaltender Al Montoya, making his first start as a Jet since leaving the Islanders via free agency in the summer, made 21 saves as Winnipeg ran its record to 3-1-1. New York fell to 2-2-1. In addition to Montoya's debut, it was a night of other firsts for the Jets as Alexei Ponikarovsky, Bryan Little, and Alexander Burmistrov each tallied their first goals of the season. Burmistrov's tally evened the game with 5:56 remaining in the third, while Ponikarovsky's first-period tap-in was his first point in Jet colors since leaving the Eastern Conference champion New Jersey Devils as a free agent. Burmistrov's game-knotter came 65 seconds after a Dustin Byfuglien shot from the point, his third score in as many home games for Winnipeg, got past Nabokov with Islander David Ullstrom in the box. New York took an early lead as forward Ullstrom stripped Jet defenseman Tobias Enstrom of a puck and ripped a wrist shot past Montoya 2:34 into the contest. With the Islanders trailing 2-1, John Tavares converted another early-period goal, snapping a shot past Montoya on a breakaway 22 seconds into the third. Tavares then assisted on a Matt Moulson tip-in and Mark Streit slapper to put the Islanders up 4-2 at the 9:53 mark of the third. Islander goalie Evgeni Nabokov made 30 saves in the loss. Nabokov's season record fell to 2-1-1. NOTES: Jets starting goaltender Al Montoya, playing his first game since leaving the Islanders through free agency in the off-season, was 18-16-10 in two seasons on Long Island. ... The Islanders won both games at MTS Centre and three of four matchups against the Jets overall in 2011-12, including one overtime win. ... With a 4-2 victory over Pittsburgh on Friday night, the Jets' first home win of the season has come at the Penguins' expense in both seasons since the team moved from Atlanta. Winnipeg picked up its first home win, and its first triumph since the relocation, beating Pittsburgh 2-1 on Oct. 17, 2011. ... The game ended a two-game home stand for Winnipeg, who will play the Montreal Canadiens, Florida Panthers, and Tampa Bay Lightning on its upcoming three-game road trip. ... The game marked the middle of a five-game road trip for the Islanders, who started off with a 7-4 win over Toronto on Thursday and a 4-2 loss to Boston on Friday. They'll wrap the trip with games at Pittsburgh and New Jersey.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER:
Cult of Sport: Before there was Ezekiel Elliott, there was Eric Dickerson
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: Relationship between Jeff Fisher, Rams GM is ‘toxic’

Ex-Eagle: Strippers told him that Donovan McNabb hated him

Admiral rips Kaepernick during Pearl Harbor speech

Kevin Love has great tweet about his mucous malfunction

Houston AD seemingly refutes Kiffin rumors with clever tweet

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Dana White: Conor McGregor will appear on ‘Game of Thones’

Report: Aroldis Chapman signs with Yankees

Le’Veon Bell thinks Giants were trying to hurt him

White Sox trade Adam Eaton to Nationals for haul of impressive prospects

Looking at NFL injuries that could impact the Super Bowl chase

Report: RG3 to start Sunday barring health setback

Matt Ryan is now Mr. Pick-Two

MLB Winter Meetings report, Day 3: News, notes and rumors

Four stinkiest games remaining on the 2016 NFL schedule

Ten young NBA players developing into stars

TailGreater: Tips for bowl travelers

Ranking the single-player modes of the 2017 sports games

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

Box Score 12/7: The date we got to know Bo

MLB Winter Meetings report, Day 2: News, notes and rumors

Ten most intriguing non-NY6 bowl games

Breaking down the NFL playoff picture heading into Week 14

The best (and worst) times athletes hosted 'SNL'

NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

Matt Ryan is now Mr. Pick-Two

MLB Winter Meetings report, Day 3: News, notes and rumors

TailGreater: Tips for bowl travelers

Ranking the single-player modes of the 2017 sports games

MLB Winter Meetings report, Day 2: News, notes and rumors

The five best (and worst) times athletes hosted 'SNL'

The five must-have sports games of 2016

Winter Meetings report, Day 1: News, notes and rumors

The five 2016 Heisman finalists: How do they measure up?

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker