Byfuglien scores winner as Jets top Caps 3-2
Friday, March 16, 2012
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) -- Dustin Byfuglien crashed the net and scored the go-ahead goal in the third period as the Winnipeg Jets defeated the Washington Capitals 3-2 on Friday night.
As Byfuglien skated in front of Capitals goalie Tomas Vokoun, Evander Kane sent the puck into the crease and the big defenseman tipped it in at 9:21 of the third.
Washington went on the power play during the final 2:22 of the game after Ron Hainsey was sent to the penalty box for high-sticking, but the Jets killed it off.
Andrew Ladd and Nik Antropov also scored for Winnipeg, while Byfuglien added an assist. Ondrej Pavelec made 20 saves for his 27th win of the season.
Brooks Laich and Mathieu Perreault had goals for Washington, while Vokoun made 25 saves.