WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Olli Jokinen scored in the seventh round of the shootout to give the Winnipeg Jets a 4-3 come-from-behind victory over the St. Louis Blues on Friday night.
Jokinen, who also scored in the first period, found the top corner behind Blues goalie Brian Elliott, and then Jets' goalie Ondrej Pavelec stopped Chris Stewart to end the shootout.
The shootout win was made possible when Jets defenseman Tobias Enstrom scored on a slap shot with just under two minutes left in the game to knot the game at 3 to complete the comeback after the Blues held a 3-1 lead early in the third period.
Jets left winger Evander Kane started the comeback when he added his fourth with just over six minutes left in regulation to make it 3-2.
Alexander Steen had a brilliant homecoming , scoring a pair of goals. The Blues center notched his sixth and seventh goals of the season, while David Backes chipped in a goal for the Blues, his sixth of the season.
Steen was born in Winnipeg and is the son of former Jets captain Thomas Steen, who played 14 years in the league (1981-95), all with Winnipeg, and had 817 career points.
Steen, 29, was playing his first career game in Winnipeg. He's now tied for the league lead in goals with San Jose Sharks' rookie forward Tomas Hertl.
The Blues benefitted from a couple of horrible turnovers by Jets defensemen to grab a 2-1 lead through 20 minutes.
Grant Clitsome coughed up the puck when he slipped along the back boards, T.J. Oshie jumped on it, fed Backes cruising into the slot and he buried his sixth goal of the season.
Jokinen scored a weird goal with just over four minutes left in the first period to pull the Jets even. The Finnish-born player swiped at an airborne rebound and knocked it past a surprised Elliott, who couldn't glove the knuckler.
With less than two minutes to play in the second period, Steen jumped on the loose puck and fired home for his sixth goal of the year.
Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba was injured early in the second period when he tumbled head first into the boards behind the Blues' goal, silencing the usually raucous Winnipeg crowd. He was down for a considerable amount of time and had to be taken off on a stretcher, but was alert and waved to the crowd as he was wheeled off the ice.
Between periods, the club said Trouba was alert, communicating and moving all limbs while awaiting X-rays in hospital.
Steen scored his second goal at 3:34 of the third period, firing in a rebound off a Jay Bouwmeester point shot to make it 3-1 Blues before the Jets began their comeback.
Elliott stopped 26 shots for the visitors, while Pavelec made 29 saves for Winnipeg.
The Blues (6-1-1) have a rare week off before hosting the Vancouver Canucks on Friday night.
The Jets (4-5-0) host the Nashville Predators on Sunday night, the fifth game of a six-game stretch at home.
NOTES: Blues C Maxim Lapierre was suspended Friday for five games without pay by the NHL for his hit on San Jose Sharks' D Dan Boyle three nights earlier. Lapierre received a major penalty for checking from behind and a game misconduct for the hit. He served his first game of the suspension Thursday while awaiting a hearing with the league Friday. Boyle was taken off the ice by stretcher and had to spend a night in hospital. ... RW Devin Setoguchi was a healthy scratch for the Jets on Friday. The former 30-goal scorer was acquired in the summer from Minnesota to provide some offensive punch, but has just one goal in seven games. ... Kane hurt his leg in practice Wednesday but took the morning skate Friday and was in the lineup against the Blues.
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