WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Winnipeg captain Andrew Ladd scored the tying goal with less than two minutes left in regulation time and then roofed the winner in the shootout as the Jets rallied to beat the San Jose Sharks 5-4 on Sunday night.
Winnipeg goalie Ondrej Pavelec preserved the win with a brilliant leg save off Sharks blue-liner Dan Boyle, who shot last for the visitors.
Ladd was the only player to score for either side in the shootout.
The Sharks thought they had the winning goal exactly three minutes into overtime. But the referees waved off a goal by center Patrick Marleau, explaining Pavelec was interfered with, however, no penalty was assessed.
Ladd rifled his fifth goal of the year with just 1:43 left in regulation time to tie the game 4-4.
Boyle notched a pair of power-play goals, his third and fourth goals of the season for San Jose. He opened the scoring in the first period on a blast from the point and then finished off a pretty passing play early in the third period to break a 3-3 tie.
Rookie sensation Tomas Hertl scored his 10th goal of the year for San Jose, while right-winger Tommy Wingels fired his fifth.
The Jets also got goals from right-winger Michael Frolik and defensemen Dustin Byfuglien and Grant Clitsome, all coming in the second period.
The game was the first of five on the road over the next seven days for the Sharks (10-2-5), who play Tuesday night against the Calgary Flames. They've been dynamite away from home, racking up a 6-1-3 record.
The Jets (8-9-2) play in Detroit against the Red Wings on Tuesday but return home Friday to host the Philadelphia Flyers.
Sharks goalie Antti Niemi was brilliant, stopping 42 shots for San Jose. Pavelec wasn't as busy but had to be sharp, making 30 saves for Winnipeg.
The Sharks were outplayed and outshot in the first period, but not outscored. The visitors led 2-0 through 20 minutes when Boyle beat Pavelec at 14:04 with the Jets a man short, and then Hertl raced in on a breakaway and tucked in his 10th goal of the year just over a minute later.
The Jets scored three goals in the middle frame to energize the sold-out crowd at MTS Centre.
Frolik got the Jets on the board at 6:12 of the second period, finishing off a two-on-one break with Matt Halischuk for his fourth goal of the season.
The Sharks regained a two-goal lead just 41 seconds later when Wingels broke down the right side and snapped a shot high over Pavelec's glove, his fifth goal of the year.
But less than two minutes later, the Jets made it 3-2 when Byfuglien launched a slapshot from just inside the blue line for his first tally of the season.
Winnipeg pulled even at 17:19 on Clitsome's second goal of the season, a floater from the point that hit a stick in front and bounced past Niemi.
The Jets killed off a penalty to start the period but got burned on their second shorthanded situation when Boyle crept in, took a perfect pass from center Logan Couture and scored his second goal of the game at 3:39 with Halischuk off for tripping.
The Jets pressed for the equalizer and were rewarded when center Bryan Little found Ladd all alone in the slot with less than two minutes left in the game.
Ladd had a great chance to end the game in overtime but hit the post with just over a minute left.
NOTES: Before scoring in the second period, Jets D Dustin Byfuglien held the dubious honor of firing the most shots on net (63) of any NHL player without a goal this season. ... San Jose's third-line center, Joe Pavelski, led the club in scoring (six goals, 11 assists) heading into the game. He plays behind C Joe Thornton and C Logan Couture. ... Winnipeg C Bryan Little notched 10 goals on just 38 shots for a .263 shooting percentage entering the contest. Only St. Louis Blues LW Alexander Steen (14 goals on 49 shots) had a higher accuracy rating at .286. ... Jets RW Devin Setoguchi, who posted his best season as a pro with 31 goals for the Sharks during the 2008-09 campaign, had two goals and two assists in the previous three games on a line with veteran C Olli Jokinen and LW Evander Kane. ... Realignment wasn't kind to the Sharks, who will log a mind-blowing 57,612 miles this season, more than any other team in the league. That's about 13,600 more miles than during the last full 82-game schedule in 2011-12.