Jets fend off Wild thanks to Josh Morrissey’s OT winner

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Josh Morrissey lifted the Winnipeg Jets to 5-4 overtime victory over the Minnesota Wild on Sunday.

Morrissey’s game-ending goal helped the Jets to victory in their final pre-season game, after the Wild leveled the score 4-4 with 1:30 remaining in the third.

Winnipeg goaltender Connor Hellebuyck allowed three goal on 19 shots over two periods, while backup Laurent Brossoit stopped 15-of-16 shots in the third.

The Jets, who were without recently re-signed restricted free agent forwards Patrik Laine and Kyle Connor, finished the pre-season 3-3-1.

Mason Appleton, Mathieu Perreault, Adam Lowry (shorthanded) and jack Roslovic (power play) also scored for the Jets.

Winnipeg opens the regular season against the New York Rangers on Thursday.

WATCH | Morrissey propels Jets to victory over Wild:

Josh Morrissey gives the Winnipeg Jets a 5-4 victory over the Minnesota Wild. 1:23