Take­aways from last night’s game vs. Ana­heim

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1 Find­ing a way

For the fourth time in 15 games, the Jets found a way to rally back when trail­ing after two pe­ri­ods. The Jets don’t seem to get rat­tled when fall­ing be­hind and by stick­ing with the pro­gram, they were able to find a way to win con­sec­u­tive games when Bryan Lit­tle pro­vided the over­time win­ner on his 10th goal of the cam­paign.

2 Sense of re­lief

There was a lit­tle ex­tra oomph in the fist pump as Jets sniper Pa­trik Laine cel­e­brated after scor­ing his team-lead­ing 25th goal of the sea­son. Laine had gone six games with­out scor­ing, but he ham­mered home a one-timer to even the score at 2:24 of the sec­ond pe­riod.

3 Us­ing the screen

The Jets hold the best home-ice power play in the NHL and they used it to get back into the con­test after fall­ing be­hind 2-0. Kyle Con­nor pro­vided a good screen in front and Jets cap­tain Blake Wheeler took care of the rest, beat­ing John Gib­son with a wris­ter for his ninth goal of the sea­son.

4 Tough stretch

Jets No. 1 goalie Con­nor Helle­buyck has al­lowed three goals or more in 10 of his past 12 games. On Sun­day, he al­lowed two goals on the first five shots on goal, then al­lowed a softie from a sharp-an­gle by An­drew Cogliano. But Helle­buyck didn’t al­low an­other and pro­vided a game-saver in over­time off Ducks de­fence­man Cam Fowler, who was slashed on the play by Mark Scheifele as he tried to stuff home his back­hand deke.

5 Tough go for Ducks

There were cer­tainly some pos­i­tives for the Ducks, who earned a point by go­ing to ex­tra time for the fourth time in the past seven games. Carter Rowney chipped in three as­sists and Gib­son kept his team in the game once again. How­ever, the Ducks have dropped 11 con­sec­u­tive games to slip below the play­off line in the Western Con­fer­ence.

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