WPG Winnipeg Jets 5
Winnipeg Jets Jets Overall (23-12)
ATS (15-20)
O/U (19-12-4)
December 20 2018
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SJ San Jose Sharks 3
San Jose Sharks Sharks Overall (19-17)
ATS (13-23)
O/U (21-15)
Final
Money Line Total: 6½ Puck Line ATS
123
2423 Winnipeg Jets +110 Under -110 (+1.5) -220 Cover: 3.5
302
2424 San Jose Sharks -130 Over -110 (-1.5) +190 OVER: 8
210
Final
Money Line Total: 6½ Puck Line ATS
2423 WPG +110 Under: -110 (+1.5) -220 Cover: 3.5
2424 SJ -130 Over: -110 (-1.5) +190 OVER: 8
Line Movement
Money Line
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Money Line
12/20/2018
6:06 PM
SJ
-130
WPG
+110
12/20/2018
6:03 PM
SJ
-135
WPG
+115
12/20/2018
6:03 PM
SJ
-130
WPG
+110
12/20/2018
8:18 AM
SJ
-135
WPG
+115
12/20/2018
7:57 AM
SJ
-135
WPG
+115
12/20/2018
7:18 AM
SJ
-125
WPG
+105
12/19/2018
7:27 PM
SJ
-125
WPG
+105
Puck Line
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Puck Line
12/20/2018
6:06 PM
SJ(-1.5)
+190
WPG
-220
12/20/2018
6:03 PM
SJ(-1.5)
+190
WPG
-220
12/20/2018
6:03 PM
SJ(-1.5)
+190
WPG
-220
12/20/2018
8:18 AM
SJ(-1.5)
+190
WPG
-220
12/20/2018
7:57 AM
SJ(-1.5)
+190
WPG
-220
12/20/2018
7:18 AM
SJ(-1.5)
+200
WPG
-240
12/19/2018
7:27 PM
SJ(-1.5)
+200
WPG
-240
Total
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Total
12/20/2018
6:06 PM

-110

-110
12/20/2018
6:03 PM

-110

-110
12/20/2018
6:03 PM

-110

-110
12/20/2018
8:18 AM

-110

-110
12/20/2018
7:57 AM

-115

-105
12/20/2018
7:18 AM

-115

-105
12/19/2018
7:27 PM

-110

-110
Recap

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — This may have been the most unusual of Nikolaj Ehlers' four career hat tricks.

It didn't make it any less satisfying.

Ehlers snapped a tie with 3:07 to go and then completed the three-goal night when he was credited with a score after getting pulled down with San Jose's net empty, sealing a 5-3 victory for the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday.

"The two first ones were almost empty-netters and the third one the puck doesn't even go into the net," Ehlers said. "But we got the two points. My line mates made some pretty great plays there. It still feels good."

Ehlers scored in the first period following a bad bounce off the boards that left Martin Jones out of position and then knocked in the game-winner after Blake Wheeler drew Jones out of the net on a wraparound. Ehlers took the pass in the slot and knocked it past Joe Pavelski for the goal.

The final score came after Pavelski brought him down with 1:00 remaining, leading to the automatic goal because the Sharks had pulled the goalie. It gave Ehlers 14 goals in his past 22 games, including a second hat trick after he recorded one Nov. 29 against Chicago.

"(Ehlers) has a knack to put the puck in the net," said Wheeler, who assisted on all three of Ehlers' goals. "Obviously an incredibly dynamic player. He's doing a good job of being patient, jumping in the holes at the right time and banging them in."

Mason Appleton got his first career goal and Dustin Byfuglien also scored to help the Jets win for the sixth time in seven games. Connor Hellebuyck made 41 saves.

Evander Kane had a goal and an assist against his former team and Joe Thornton moved into 10th place all-time in assists for the Sharks, who had won five in a row. Pavelski and Joonas Donskoi also scored, and Jones made 19 saves.

"This might have been our best game in the last six games and it was the one we lost," coach Peter DeBoer said. "We had a good effort — some unfortunate bounces."

It was an action-packed first period that featured five goals, five power plays, a fight between Barclay Goodrow and Brendan Lemieux, and a handful of big saves.

After the teams traded penalties in the opening 40 seconds, the Jets struck first during 4-on-4 play when Byfuglien stripped Brent Burns near the blue line and skated in for the breakaway goal 51 seconds into the game.

But in a sign of what was to come, the Sharks answered just 45 seconds later when Thornton forced a turnover that led to an odd-man rush that Kane converted for his first goal in six games against his original team. Thornton's 1,040th assist tied Marcel Dionne for 10th place all-time.

San Jose then took the lead nine seconds after Tyler Myers was called for interference, with Kevin Labanc's shot from the circle hitting Pavelski's pants on the way into the net. Pavelski's 22nd goal in the 36th game of the season equaled his total from all of last season.

The Jets responded with two more goals in the next 2:17, starting with Ehlers' first of the night. Nic Petan then set up Appleton for his first career goal to make it 3-2, and that's where the game stood after Hellebuyck made a big save on Timo Meier and Burns hit the post on the power play in the final two minutes of the period.

The second wasn't quite as frenzied, although Jones did rob Ehlers late in the period before the Sharks tied it with 5.3 seconds left when Donskoi deflected a pass from Kane into the net.

"Tonight was a heavyweight game for us," said Sharks defenseman Erik Karlsson, who extended his point streak to seven games with an assist. "We wanted to this one. But unfortunately they came away with it. We expect to be one of the top teams. Today we showed it in bits and pieces."

NOTES: Donskoi has 100 career points. ... Petan suited up for the Jets after missing the previous 10 games as a healthy scratch, taking the place of Adam Lowry.

UP NEXT

Jets: Visit Vancouver on Saturday.

Sharks: Host Los Angeles on Saturday.

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Matchup
Jets Overall
W/L 23-12
ATS 15-20
Goals For 3.6
Goals Against 2.9
Total 19-12-4
Jets Away
W/L 10-6
ATS 7-9
Goals For 3.4
Goals Against 3.1
Total 8-5-3
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
Avg. Points For
Avg. Points Against
ATS
Over/Under
Sharks Overall
W/L 19-17
ATS 13-23
Goals For 3.3
Goals Against 3.0
Total 21-15
Sharks Home
W/L 11-6
ATS 7-10
Goals For 3.6
Goals Against 2.6
Total 11-6
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
Avg. Points For
Avg. Points Against
ATS
Over/Under
Game Summary
1st Period
SJ 19:41 Penalty to Justin Braun 2 minutes for Slashing (Drawn by Nikolaj Ehlers)
WPG 19:22 Penalty to Patrik Laine 2 minutes for Slashing (Drawn by Tomas Hertl)
WPG 19:09 GOAL scored by Dustin ByfuglienWPG 1 SJ 0
SJ 18:24 GOAL scored by Evander Kane assisted by Joe ThorntonWPG 1 SJ 1
SJ 15:38 Penalty to Barclay Goodrow 5 minutes for Fighting (Drawn by Brendan Lemieux)
WPG 15:38 Penalty to Brendan Lemieux 5 minutes for Fighting (Drawn by Barclay Goodrow)
SJ 11:56 Penalty to Melker Karlsson 2 minutes for Tripping (Drawn by Patrik Laine)
WPG 8:42 Penalty to Tyler Myers 2 minutes for Interference (Drawn by Kevin Labanc)
SJ 8:33 Power play - GOAL scored by Joe Pavelski assisted by Kevin Labanc and Erik KarlssonWPG 1 SJ 2
WPG 7:28 GOAL scored by Nikolaj Ehlers assisted by Blake Wheeler and Ben ChiarotWPG 2 SJ 2
WPG 6:16 GOAL scored by Mason Appleton assisted by Nic Petan and Brendan LemieuxWPG 3 SJ 2
WPG 1:20 Penalty to Dustin Byfuglien 2 minutes for Slashing (Drawn by Timo Meier)
2nd Period
SJ 15:20 Penalty to Marc-Edouard Vlasic 2 minutes for Tripping (Drawn by Nikolaj Ehlers)
WPG 9:45 Penalty to Dustin Byfuglien 2 minutes for Slashing (Drawn by Lukas Radil)
SJ 00:06 GOAL scored by Joonas Donskoi assisted by Evander KaneWPG 3 SJ 3
3rd Period
WPG 3:07 GOAL scored by Nikolaj Ehlers assisted by Blake Wheeler and Mark ScheifeleWPG 4 SJ 3
WPG 1:00 GOAL scored by Nikolaj Ehlers assisted by Blake Wheeler and Mark Scheifele (Empty Net)WPG 5 SJ 3
Box Score
Jets
Forwards G A PTS SOG BLKS PIM TOI
Blake Wheeler (RW) 033220:0020:26
Patrik Laine (RW) 000102:0016:24
Brandon Tanev (LW) 000220:0016:13
Jack Roslovic (C) 000100:0013:17
Bryan Little (C) 000100:0018:14
Mason Appleton (C) 101200:007:27
Nic Petan (RW) 011000:007:23
Mathieu Perreault (C) 000000:0014:54
Brendan Lemieux (LW) 011025:006:55
Nikolaj Ehlers (LW) 303500:0014:52
Kyle Connor (LW) 000120:0019:39
Mark Scheifele (C) 022120:0020:20

Defensemen G A PTS SOG BLKS PIM TOI
Dmitry Kulikov (D) 000010:0011:08
Tyler Myers (D) 000102:0017:41
Josh Morrissey (D) 000020:0020:41
Jacob Trouba (D) 000240:0020:01
Ben Chiarot (D) 011140:0021:43
Dustin Byfuglien (D) 101414:0026:33

Goalies SAVES/SHOTS GA SAVE PCT
Laurent Brossoit (G) 0/00.000
Connor Hellebuyck (G) 41/443.932WIN
Sharks
Forwards G A PTS SOG BLKS PIM TOI
Joonas Donskoi (RW) 101400:0013:37
Lukas Radil (LW) 000110:008:40
Kevin Labanc (RW) 011000:0012:47
Barclay Goodrow (RW) 000205:009:57
Tomas Hertl (C) 000120:0020:27
Melker Karlsson (C) 000122:0010:44
Joe Thornton (C) 011100:0014:17
Evander Kane (LW) 1121000:0016:59
Timo Meier (RW) 000600:0017:26
Joe Pavelski (C) 101210:0020:09
Logan Couture (C) 000500:0019:01
Marcus Sorensen (LW) 000000:0012:30

Defensemen G A PTS SOG BLKS PIM TOI
Justin Braun (D) 000112:0017:09
Brenden Dillon (D) 000000:0014:48
Marc-Edouard Vlasic (D) 000202:0017:06
Erik Karlsson (D) 011210:0027:54
Radim Simek (D) 000110:0014:00
Brent Burns (D) 000510:0027:01

Goalies SAVES/SHOTS GA SAVE PCT
Aaron Dell (G) 0/00.000
Martin Jones (G) 20/244.833LOSS
Officials
Linesmen Brad Kovachik
Linesmen Tony Sericolo
Referee Chris Rooney
Referee Reid Anderson