WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Joe Pavelski scored with 3.6 seconds left, lifting the San Jose Sharks to a 5-4 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night in a matchup of division leaders.
Gustav Nyquist had two goals for San Jose (43-19-8), giving him three in his six games since being traded to the Sharks in late February. Marc-Edouard Vlasic and Marcus Sorensen also scored.
Aaron Dell made 21 saves as San Jose remained undefeated in March with its sixth straight win.
Mathieu Perreault had a goal and an assist for Winnipeg (40-25-4), which dropped to 12-5-2 against the Pacific Division this season. Andrew Copp, Bryan Little, and Kyle Connor also scored, and Connor Hellebuyck stopped 31 shots.
Vlasic opened the scoring by burying his own rebound 8:05 into the game. It was his first goal since Nov. 15 and his second of the season.
Winnipeg responded 32 seconds later. Copp got his 10th with a redirect of Ben Chiarot’s point shot.
Little gave the Jets their first lead midway through the opening period, but Nyquist responded with his 18th at 16:04.
After Connor put Winnipeg in front with a power-play goal for his 27th of the season, Nyquist tied it again midway through the second. Sorenson then got the lead for San Jose early in the third.
Perreault tied the game up yet again with less than four minutes remaining.
Sharks: Host the Florida Panthers on Thursday in the opener of a three-game homestand.
Jets: Host the Boston Bruins on Thursday.