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Video: Wheeler skates around Avs for dramatic OT goal

Mar 19, 2014, 11:16 PM EDT

The Winnipeg Jets desperately needed a win to stay alive in the Wild Card race. Fortunately for them, forward Blake Wheeler took matters into his own hands.

After already setting up two goals and with the Jets’ game against Colorado tied at 4-4 in overtime, Wheeler played keep-away with the Avalanche until he fired an odd-angle shot top shelf to beat Avalanche goalie Reto Berra.

You can watch that impressive sequence below:

With that, Winnipeg now has 73 points in 71 games, putting them four points shy of the second Wild Card seeded Phoenix Coyotes despite having played in two extra contests. So the reality of the Jets’ situation is that they’ll need more heroics and plenty of luck in order to make the playoffs at this point.

  1. lowenni - Mar 19, 2014 at 11:31 PM

    All the Avs were sprawled across the ice, great goal by Wheeler and great patience. Real underrated player out there in Winnipeg, puts up good point totals.

  2. skr213 - Mar 20, 2014 at 1:56 AM

    Almost as good as this goal of his from a few years back … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snwke86hEG0

  3. mp1131211 - Mar 20, 2014 at 3:11 AM

    Jets looked good tonight.

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