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Silfverberg scores in OT to lift Ducks past Jets, 3-2

Jakob Silfverberg scored at 4:01 of overtime to lift the Anaheim Ducks to a 3-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday.

Silfverberg's 13th goal of the season came as he was left all alone in front of Jets goalie Michael Hutchinson, who made a glove save on the first attempt but couldn't corral the rebound, allowing Silfverberg to score.

Jamie McGinn and Ryan Kesler scored for the Ducks in regulation, and John Gibson made 27 saves for his 17th win.

Anaheim got its 40th win of the season and moved four points behind Los Angeles Kings for first place in the Pacific Division.

Paul Postma and Blake Wheeler scored for the Jets, who last their third straight. Hutchinson finished with 30 saves.

The Jets opened the scoring 6:29 into the first period. Postma's first shot was turned aside by Gibson, but he fired in his second attempt for his first goal of the season.

McGinn got his stick on Kevin Bieksa's blast from the point, redirecting the puck under Hutchinson's pads to tie it on the power play with just under 4 minutes left in the opening period.

McGinn now has goals in his past three games.

Kesler gave the Ducks a 2-1 lead just 20 seconds into the second period, wiring home a wicked one-timer from Andrew Cogliano for his 17th of the season. Kesler's goal was his third in his past four games.

Winnipeg tied it 2-2 before the halfway mark. Ben Chiarot's shot ricocheted off Simon Despres' body and onto the stick of Wheeler, who needed just a flick of the backhand to score his 19th goal at 6:26.

NOTES: Ducks forward David Perron fell awkwardly into the boards early in the second period and did not return to the game ... Jets forwardr Mathieu Perrault hit his head on the boards late in the second after falling backwards and need to be helped off the ice. He did not return to the game.