By Hockey Writer Larry Lage

NEWARK [url=]Columbus Blue Jackets Hoodies Authentic[/url] , N.J. (AP) — The legs were shot but the will was strong as Mark Scheifele notched the overtime winner for the Winnipeg Jets over the New Jersey Devils.“I was pretty exhausted at the time, so I just wanted to get a shot off and was happy the rebound came to me,” Scheifele said. “We didn’t want to let our lead slip away, but we did get the win and we’re happy with that.”It was the second goal of the game for Scheifele, coming at 4:43 of the overtime to cap a back-and-forth 4-3 victory on Saturday.The Jets has taken a 3-1 lead in the third period only to have the Devils battle back with two scores inside the final five minutes.“Emotion is the right word,” Jets coach Paul Maurice said. “Lots of emotion on our bench, and we overcame a number of obstacles. I really like the way we played the third period.”When Schiefele tucked his own rebound past Keith Kinkaid, the Jets finished off their second straight win and improved to 3-3-0 over their past six games.Josh Morrissey and Andrew Copp also scored for the Jets. Laurent Brossoit made 36 saves.Marcus Johansson, Jesper Bratt and Taylor Hall scored for New Jersey, which has lost five straight. Kinkaid stopped 34 shots.In the overtime, the Devils failed to convert a 2-man breakaway as Brossoit stopped Hall [url=]Columbus Blue Jackets Hats Authentic[/url] , who was set up by Nico Hischier.The Jets continued their mastery of the Devils. It was their sixth straight win over New Jersey, improving to 12-1-2 in the last 15 meetings.The Devils, coming off a loss at Washington on Friday night, rallied late in the third period to tie it. Jesper Bratt scored on a power play at 15:41, and with Kinkaid on the bench for an extra attacker, the Devils swarmed the net and Hall poked in the equalizer on a goal-mouth scramble with just under two minutes left.The Jets challenged and lost a goaltender interference appeal.Johansson scored the only goal of the opening period at 6:45, thanks to a fortunate bounce. His initial shot was blocked by Jets defenseman Ben Chiarot and the puck came right back to him. Johansson netted the second try to extend his goal-scoring streak to two games.Scheifele evened the score with the lone tally of the second period at 4:25, firing a quick shot from the left faceoff dot following a sharp pass from Blake Wheeler.Both Scheifele and Wheeler extended their point-scoring steaks to four.The Jets stepped up their game in the third, and came close when Adam Lowry hit the crossbar with 12 minutes left.About a minute later, Patrik Laine, the NHL’s top goal scorer [url=]Custom Columbus Blue Jackets Jerseys[/url] , hit the post and Jets were again denied.The pressure finally paid off when Morrissey beat Kinkaid from the slot at 10:32, giving the Jets the lead for the first time with his second goal of the season.Copp increased the Jets’ lead to 3-1 at 13:21.Despite earning a point, New Jersey dropped into sole possession of last place in the Eastern Conference.“I really liked the way our team played tonight,” coach John Hynes said. “Even though we got down when we gave up a couple of goals in the third. To get two goals in under five minutes in the third, we worked our way into a point.”The Devils fell to 0-5 in overtime.“You see the other teams getting high-quality chances,” Kinkaid said of New Jersey’s overtime struggles. “Maybe we just need to capitalize on the shots that we have. You see other teams are bringing it. When we had the opportunity, we needed to shoot. That’s the difference.”NOTES: Winnipeg C Mason Appleton made his NHL debut. … The Jets recalled D Nelson Nogier from Manitoba (AHL). … Devils D Will Butcher was a healthy scratch, sitting for the first time this season. New Jersey also scratched RW Stefan Noesen and D Steve Santini. … Former Devil and four-time Stanley Cup winner Claude Lemieux was a guest at the game. His son, LW Brendan Lemieux, was a scratch by Winnipeg, along with LW Nic Petan and D Joe Morrow.UP NEXTJets: At the New York Rangers on Sunday night.Devils: Host Tampa Bay on Monday night. CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks added another difficult question to their long list of problems when Corey Crawford suffered another concussion.Suddenly [url=][/url] , their goaltending situation is completely up in the air.There was no update on Crawford’s status a day after he was placed on injured reserve. The two-time All-Star got hurt in the first period of Sunday’s 7-3 loss to San Jose when the back of his head struck the right post during a scary goalmouth pileup.“He just needs time to get better,” Blackhawks coach Jeremy Colliton said before Tuesday’s 2-1 victory over Nashville. “Obviously you feel for him and want him, first of all as a person, just get back to 100 percent as quick as he can. Until then we’ll keep battling.”Crawford, who helped the Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup in 2013 and 2015, also missed most of last year and the start of this season because of a concussion. The pair of head injuries in a relatively short time period raises questions about whether he might play again.“It looks rough, how he hit his head on the post,” defenseman Connor Murphy said, “especially a guy like that who battled so hard to come back and was such a big part of our team. To me, he was our best player. … Hopefully he’s back soon.”Collin Delia was recalled from Rockford of the American Hockey League on an emergency basis when Crawford went on IR. Cam Ward made 30 saves in the victory over the Predators.“Our thoughts are obviously with Crow, and our hopes and prayers that he comes back healthy sooner than later [url=]Dallas Stars T-Shirts Authentic[/url] ,” Ward said. “I think for him, he’s got a family and you’re obviously very concerned.”The 24-year-old Delia began last season in the ECHL before being promoted to Rockford and then making his NHL debut in March. He went 1-1 in two starts with Chicago.“Just the adversity that I went through last season, starting in the ECHL and kind of working my way up, it’s a huge character-building moment for me,” Delia said. “I had to see where my game was at, see if this was something that I could take to the next level. I think I kind of proved to myself and teammates, coaches, staff that I had the capabilities.”Crawford’s concussion is another tough blow for last-place Chicago, which missed the playoffs last season for the first time in a decade. Longtime coach Joel Quenneville was fired on Nov. 6, but the Blackhawks went 4-13-3 in their first 20 games under Colliton.Chicago also will be without one of its top defensemen for a while after it decided to loan Henri Jokiharju to Finland for the upcoming world junior championship. The 19-year-old Jokiharju has no goals and 11 assists in 32 games in his first NHL season. The international competition runs from Dec. 26 to Jan. 5 in Vancouver, British Columbia.“It’s a great opportunity [url=]Dallas Stars Hoodies Authentic[/url] , we think, for him, but also for our team,” Colliton said. “We’re thinking about what kind of player he’s going to be months down the road and in years down the road. It’s a chance for him to go there and be one of, if not the top player, one of the top players and help lead them to success.”While Crawford and Jokiharju are away from the team, forward Artem Anisimov and defenseman Gustav Forsling returned against Nashville after being activated from injured reserve. Anisimov had been sidelined by a concussion, and Forsling was out with a shoulder injury.
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