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Winnipeg 4, Chicago 3
When: 8:30 PM ET, Monday, April 1, 2019
Where: United Center, Chicago, Illinois
Referees: Pierre Lambert, Brad Meier
Linesmen: Derek Amell, Matt MacPherson
Attendance: 21314

Jack Roslovic scored twice and Kevin Hayes tallied the overtime winner as the Winnipeg Jets claimed a 4-3 road victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday night that restored their lead for top spot in the Central Division.

Hayes made a great individual effort, holding off two defenders as he drove the net before depositing his 19th goal of the season.

Goalie Connor Hellebuyck made 25 saves for the Jets (46-29-4, 96 points), who snapped a three-game losing skid. Winnipeg is two points ahead of the St. Louis Blues and Nashville Predators for first place in the Central. All three teams have three games remaining in the regular season.

The Blackhawks (34-33-12, 80 points) kept mathematically alive by forcing overtime in a crazy game.

Chicago captain Jonathan Toews opened the scoring with a power-play marker at 4:25 of the first period, a lucky tally as his shot ricocheted off a defender.

The Jets responded with three goals. Adam Lowry scored just past the midway point of the opening frame, pouncing on a loose puck near the left faceoff dot and ripping a wrist shot home for his 12th of the season. Then Roslovic caught fire.

Roslovic's first of the night, which snapped a 22-game goal drought that followed a hat trick on Feb. 2, came when he sent a sharp-angled shot that somehow went into the net with 34 seconds left in the period.

His second came 5:11 into the second period, a top-corner shot for his ninth goal of the year.

But then Dylan Strome scored twice for Chicago to force overtime. He made it a one-goal game 72 seconds after his team fell behind 3-1, and netted the equalizer after a wild turn of events.

The Jets thought they had netted an insurance goal to make it 4-2 with three minutes remaining in regulation, but it was ruled offside after a challenge. Strome buried a shot from the slot with 2:20 left for his 19th goal of the season to tie it at 3-3.

Corey Crawford made 34 saves for the Blackhawks, including a penalty shot stop on Mark Scheifele.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
 
Winnipeg   Chicago
Jack Roslovic 2 Points Dylan Strome 3
Jack Roslovic 2 Goals Dylan Strome 2
Andrew Copp 1 Assists Erik Gustafsson 3
N/A Power Play Goals Jonathan Toews 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Connor Hellebuyck .893 Save Percentage Corey Crawford .895
Connor Hellebuyck 25 Saves Corey Crawford 34
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Winnipeg 38 4 0-4 2-3 11 30
Chicago 28 3 1-3 4-4 13 24
Upcoming Games
  • Chicago will play their next game at home against St. Louis. The Blackhawks have a W/L % of .486 after a win and .386 after a loss.
  • Winnipeg will play their next game on the road against Minnesota. The Jets have a W/L % of .511 after a win and .676 after a loss.