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WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Rookie defenseman Jacob Trouba scored in overtime and the Winnipeg Jets dumped the Edmonton Oilers, 3-2, on Saturday, their third straight victory with Paul Maurice behind the bench.

Right-winger Blake Wheeler missed on a partial breakaway, but gathered the puck and fed a streaking Trouba, who scored his second goal of the game only 1:10 into the extra period.

Oilers left-winger David Perron knotted the game, 2-2, with his 18th goal of the season with two minutes left in the third period

Rookie center Mark Scheifele scored the go-ahead goal with a little more than eight minutes left in the third period for the Jets (22-23-5).

Winnipeg trailed, 1-0, heading into the final period, but Trouba scored with the Jets shorthanded at 5:48 to tie the score, 1-1.

Jordan Eberle scored in the second period to put the Oilers on the board.

Edmonton (15-30-6) finished a woeful four-game trip with a single point.

Oilers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov finished with 36 saves, while Jets netminder Ondrej Pavelec stopped 20 shots.

Neither club scored in the opening period, although a shot by Jets blueliner Tobias Enstrom did have an impact. His quick wrister hit the stick of Matt Hendricks, deflected up and hit the Oilers center in the ear.

In obvious pain, Hendricks went to the dressing room, but did return in the second period.

It was only his second game in an Edmonton uniform after he was acquired Wednesday from the Nashville Predators for goalie Devan Dubnyk.

The same day, the Oilers picked up netminder Ben Scrivens from the Los Angeles Kings for a third-round pick in the 2014 NHL entry draft.

The Oilers' young guns combined on the game's first goal, as Eberle pulled the trigger at 6:59 with Edmonton on the power play. He took a cross-ice pass from Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, moved to the faceoff dot and ripped his 15th goal of the season over Pavelec's left shoulder.

Taylor Hall also drew an assist, his 28th of the season.

Edmonton hit two posts in the middle frame, one on a point blast by blueliner Anton Belov and then a rocket off the stick of a streaking Sam Gagner with time winding down.

The Jets transitioned Gagner's near miss into a tremendous scoring chance of their own, but captain Andrew Ladd couldn't beat Bryzgalov on a breakaway with a fraction of a second left in the period.

Ladd drew a penalty and Winnipeg started the third period on the power play, their fifth of the game, but they came up dry.

Back at even strength, Eberle nearly had his second goal of the game when he went past defenseman Adam Pardy and broke in alone, but Pavelec slid across the crease to make a spectacular save.

The Jets finally knotted the game, 1-1, at 5:48, despite being a man short.

Bryan Little carried the puck into the Oilers' zone, moved around two sprawling Oiler defenders and slid the puck to pinching Trouba, who scored his sixth goal of the year. The equalizer came on Winnipeg's 30th shot of the game.

Just five minutes later, the hosts finally pulled ahead when Scheifele took a big hit in the corner but held onto the puck, crashed the net and swatted in his own rebound for his ninth goal, and first on home ice this season.

Perron's goal to tie the score came on a deflection a point shot by Jeff Petry with two minutes left in regulation, setting the stage for Trouba's heroics. The goal was the rookie blueliner's seventh.

NOTES: The afternoon battle between the Jets and Oilers kicked off Hockey Day in Canada. Across the country, Ottawa hosted the New York Rangers in a matinee NHL meeting, while Toronto hosted Montreal and Calgary visited Vancouver. ... Edmonton played without RW Ales Hemsky (ankle) and RW Nail Yakupov (concussion protocol). Yakupov was hammered into the boards by Minnesota LW Matt Cooke on Thursday night. ... Jets D Grant Clitsome underwent season-ending back surgery Thursday at the Marina Spine Center in California. He hasn't played since he was injured Dec. 17. ... G Ben Scrivens made his debut in net for the Oilers. Scrivens was acquired from Los Angeles for a 2014 third-round draft choice the day before. .;. Winnipeg RW Dustin Byfgulien joined the 500-game club on Saturday against the Oilers. Over his career, he's played most of the time on defense but skated as a forward the last four games. Byfuglien entered Saturday's game on a four-game point streak, with two goals and four assists. ... Edmonton LW Ryan Smyth is approaching a team milestone. He ranks third in Oilers all-time power-play goals (124), trailing only Wayne Gretzky (125) and Glenn Anderson (126). ... Jets first-year C Mark Scheifele recorded his NHL rookie-leading 18th assist on Thursday against the Flames and also scored the game winner. With the two-point night, he entered Saturday's game fourth among all rookies in points with 26, with eight goals and 18 assists over 49 games.
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