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NEW YORK (AP) — The Winnipeg Jets knew it was only a matter of time until their relentless offensive would eventually break through and overcome a three-goal deficit.Mark Scheifele scored to start Winnipeg’s third-period comeback and then got the deciding goal in the shootout as the Jets rallied to beat the New York Rangers 4-3 Sunday night.“We know we got a lot of skill Colorado Avalanche T-Shirts Authentic ,” Scheifele said. “We know we can put three goals in a period.”Jack Roslovic and Bryan Little also scored in the third as the Jets erased a 3-0 deficit and won their third straight. Jacob Trouba had two assists and Connor Hellebuyck stopped 16 shots.“I don’t think we felt like we were out of the game,” Jets captain Blake Wheeler said. “They got a pretty good guy in between the pipes. Our mindset going into the third was just try to throw everything at him (Lundqvist). See if we can squeak one by him and get a little momentum.”Marc Staal had a goal and an assist, and Chris Kreider and Jesper Fast also scored for New York. Henrik Lundqvist made 39 saves through overtime as the Rangers lost for the fourth time in five games. New York also lost in a shootout for the first time this season after starting 4-0 in tiebreakers.“They owned us, we tried to survive for two periods. They just kept coming,” Lundqvist said. “When a game is played like that you know they are going to have enough looks to come back. … But I felt like they were the better team, no question.”Mika Zibanejad, who had two assists, scored in the second round of the shootout for the Rangers, and Laine then tied it. After Hellebuyck forced Jimmy Vesey wide, Scheifele — who got the game-winner in overtime at New Jersey on Saturday — beat Lundqvist for the win.“Our goalie was outstanding from the drop of the puck,” Rangers coach David Quinn said. “That is one heck of a hockey team. Probably the best team we have seen all year.”Winnipeg trailed 3-0 after two periods before Scheifele and Roslovic each scored in the first 4:36 of the third period to pull the Jets within one. Scheifele extended his point streak to five games and has registered five goals and four assists during that stretch.“Wheeler is probably the best passer in the league,” Scheifele said after Wheeler delivered a perfectly placed backhand pass to set up Winnipeg’s first goal. “He is a special player. I am pretty lucky to have him dish me the puck.”Little tied it with 2:30 left in regulation when he buried a long-rebound opportunity. Nikolaj Ehlers fired a hard slap shot that caromed off the pads of Lundqvist right to Little’s stick.Fast opened the scoring late in the first period after executing a give-and-go to perfection with Zibanejad with 2:28 left. Zibanejad exited the penalty box after the Rangers successfully killed off three opening-period penalties and led an odd man rush opportunity. Neal Pionk skated hard toward the net which opened up a passing lane for Zibanejad to find Fast cutting to the back post.Winnipeg outshot New York 11-4 but trailed 1-0 after 20 minutes.Staal doubled the Rangers’ lead when his sharp-angle wrist shot beat Hellebuyck with 7:49 left in the middle period. Kreider made it 3-0 when he redirected Zibanejad’s shot with 1:06 left.NOTES: The Rangers held a pregame ceremony to retire Vic Hadfield’s No. 11. The physical winger was the first skater in franchise history to become a 50-goal-scorer in the 1971-72 season. He was also a part of the famed GAG Line for goal a game Colorado Avalanche Hoodies Authentic , playing alongside Rod Gilbert and Jean Ratelle. Hadfield played 841 games, registering 262 goals and 310 assists for 572 points for the Rangers throughout 13 seasons. … F Matt Beleskey made his season debut after being recalled from Hartford of the AHL on Saturday. F Tim Gettinger was semt down to the Wolf Pack before the game. The 20-year-old forward played in the team’s previous four games. … Staal skated in his 798th career NHL game with the Rangers, passing Dan Girardi for sole possession of ninth place on the franchise list. … Rangers scratched D Brady Skjei. … Winnipeg scratched forwards Brendan Lemieux and Nic Petan, and defenseman Nelson Nogier.UP NEXTRangers: At Florida on Saturday.Jets: At the New York Islanders on Tuesday night. CHICAGO (AP) The playoff field for the Western Conference is almost set.Patrik Berglund and St. Louis are going to Colorado to try for the final spot.Berglund scored three times to help the Blues beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-1 on Friday night, setting up a showdown with the Avalanche for the conference’s last wild card.”When you have to win your last game, it’s intense,” Blues coach Mike Yeo said. ”Obviously there’s lot of pressure. I hope our guys embrace that because it’s going to be a fun game.”Carter Hutton made 19 saves as St. Louis stopped a three-game slide that included a 4-3 home loss to Chicago on Wednesday night on Duncan Keith’s power-play goal with 8.5 seconds left. Jaden Schwartz also scored in the third after an ugly turnover by the Blackhawks.St. Louis (44-31-6) moved one point ahead of idle Colorado (42-30-9) heading into their finale Saturday night. The Blues have won three of four against the Avalanche this season.Colorado needs a regulation win to make it to the postseason, while St. Louis takes the spot if it goes to overtime.”Final game, 82 all on the line at Denver,” Hutton said.Erik Gustafsson scored for Chicago, and Jean-Francois Berube made 31 saves. The last-place Blackhawks (33-38-10) finished with an 18-18-5 record at home.Veteran forward Patrick Sharp got the start in what was likely his final game at the United Center. The 36-year-old Sharp, who has 10 goals and 11 assists in his 15th NHL season Colorado Avalanche Hats Authentic , said he probably will retire after the finale Saturday night in his native Winnipeg.”It’s never easy, but I’m just ready to take that next step in my life, and I’m looking forward to it,” Sharp said.The team honored Sharp with a highlight video in the third period, and he waved his stick and tapped his heart to acknowledge the sustained roar from what was left of the announced crowd of 22,218. With his parents, wife and children watching from the stands, he took another spin around the rink after the game was over and waved as the crowd cheered again.”It was a tough game out there, tough to concentrate with what was going on inside my head,” said Sharp, a key part of three Stanley Cup-winning teams in Chicago. ”But thankful that I was able to do that. The Hawks put that video on for me in the third which was really special. The guys staying on the ice and making me do a lap was something I’ll always remember. So, special night.”Berglund redirected a shot by Joel Edmundson past Berube with 1:43 left in the first period. The Blues carried the 1-0 lead into the third Custom Colorado Avalanche Jerseys , but Gustafsson whipped a wrist shot by Hutton on the stick side at 8:08.Just 16 seconds later, Berglund swept in from the side and poked home a rebound for his 16th of the season. After Brayden Schenn set up Schwartz’s one-timer at 12:40, Berglund added an empty-netter to complete his second career hat trick.”I think we all played a pretty good game today,” Berglund said. ”It’s good for everybody’s confidence and now we know what we have to do tomorrow.”NOTES: The Blackhawks honored Hall of Fame forward Stan Mikita with ”One More Shift” before the game. The 77-year-old Mikita, who is the franchise’s career leader in games played, points and assists and is second in goals to Bobby Hull, has a brain disorder called Lewy body dementia, so his three grandsons represented him on the ice for the national anthem. … Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews missed his seventh straight game with an upper-body injury. Anthony Duclair (lower body), John Hayden (upper body) and Tomas Jurco (illness) also were scratched, and Chicago went with seven defensemen. … The Blues scratched G Jake Allen, and G Ville Husso was the backup for Hutton. Allen is expected to start against the Avalanche in the finale.UP NEXTBlues: Visit Colorado on Saturday night.Blackhawks: Visit Winnipeg on Saturday night.—Jay Cohen can be reached at http://www.twitter.com/jcohenap—
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