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Kyle Palmieri scores in overtime for Anaheim Ducks' 4-3 win over Winnipeg Jets

Winnipeg Jets goaltender Ondrej Pavelec (31) is scored on by Anaheim Ducks' Kyle Palmieri, not shown, during overtime NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Sunday, December 7, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan
December 07, 2014 - 4:04 PM

WINNIPEG - All Kyle Palmieri needed was a glance at the net.

Palmieri scored past Ondrej Pavelec 53 seconds into overtime to lift the Anaheim Ducks over the Winnipeg Jets 4-3 on Sunday afternoon

"I took a quick look at the net and saw him down on his post so I just tried to get it up and I was lucky enough to put it up inside the bar," Palmieri said. "I knew I could try and at least have him make a save. It was me just putting it on net."

Ryan Getzlaf added three helpers for Anaheim (18-6-5), including the assist on Palmieri's winner, to extend his point streak to five games. Getzlaf has two goals and eight assists during his current streak.

Getzlaf said that Anaheim's resiliency all year has been a key to their success.

"Our group has showed that all year, that we've been able to play through things and keep on playing," Getzlaf said. "Good or bad, one thing we've done is play a lot of overtime games this year so we know the situation we are in.

"We never want to let a team back in it like that, we've got to learn to close those out a little better. But just showing that resilience and getting the two points is big."

Rene Bourque scored his first of the year for the Ducks and Jakob Silfverberg and Ryan Kesler had goals as well.

Jacob Trouba, Dustin Byfuglien and Andrew Ladd replied for Winnipeg (14-9-5). Two of the Jets' three goals came on the power play. Pavelec made 21 saves.

"It was a hard-fought game, both goalies played well and you have to take the positives out of it," Trouba said.

"It's getting better," Mathieu Perreault said of Winnipeg's power play. "We've been talking about it so much and been working on it a lot and it's finally starting to going in for us. We have seen some good things and we want to keep working on it."

Anaheim has won four straight. The loss snaps the Jets' two-game win streak. Winnipeg earned points in its last six games, going 4-0-2 dating back to Oct. 26.

Goalie Frederik Andersen made 27 saves in his 15th consecutive start for the Ducks. Andersen said he is happy with the two points and isn't worried about the workload.

"We have two days off between the next two games, so maybe tomorrow I'll do a little rehab," he said. "It's fun. It's something you learn from a lot. You always learn from playing, you don't learn from sitting on the bench."

Getzlaf teased his goaltender after the game.

"I don't get days off," Getzlaf joked. "No. He's young, he's excited and he wants to play."

Anaheim struck first on the power play after Byfuglien was sent to the box for holding. Bourque scored at the 11:02 mark of the first period.

Byfuglien redeemed himself later in the period, scoring his seventh of the year on the power play to tie the game 1-1 at 14:28 of the first.

The Jets broke the deadlock 1:33 in the second period on the power play. Ladd scored his 10th of the season to give the Jets a 2-1 lead.

"I find we get more awake when the other team gets the lead," said Anaheim head coach Bruce Boudreau. "We were sleepwalking a little bit and then they made it 2-1 in the second. We ended up with Palmieri making a great shot and Freddie making some great saves."

The Ducks tied it up three minutes later on a tip in by Silfverberg in the high slot off Clayton Stoner's point shot.

Matt Beleskey had a goal waved off after being called for interference. Kesler would give the Ducks a 3-2 lead 40 seconds later with Trouba in the box for the Jets. It was Kesler's ninth goal of the year.

Trouba scored his fourth of the season at the 15:15 mark of the third to tied the game 3-3. Trouba went end-to-end on the goal, collecting his own rebound on Andersen's initial save before putting it past him.

The Jets head on the road for two divisional games starting with the Dallas Stars on Tuesday night. Anaheim returns home for the start of a home-and-home with the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday.

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