Two of those third-period goals came from Corey Perry, who added 2 assists to complete his 4-point performance that led the comeback. Perry scored the tie-breaking goal at 6:49 of the third, which was first a no-goal call, but reversed following a 62-second stoppage in play. The crowd knew it was in before the call was made, and they showed their excitement as they hope for their team to have success past the regular season.
When the call was made, the comeback was complete for the team that recorded 24 comeback wins during the season. That included 18 wins when trailing after 2 periods, which set an NHL record.
Ryan Getzlaf and Sami Vatanen each had a goal and 2 assists, while Frederik Andersen recorded 25 saves on the night. Perry's first goal tied the game in the third period, his 23rd career playoff goal on a power play. The goal also ended Anaheim's 7-game power play goal drought. Vatanen scored the opening goal in the first, while Getzlaf added a power play goal late in the game for the Pacific Division champions.
Adam Lowry and Drew Stafford recorded the 2 goals for the Jets, who were playing in their first playoff game since the Atlanta Thrashers moved 4 years ago. It is the franchise's first playoff appearance since 2007. A team from Winnipeg has not been in the postseason since 1996, before they became the Coyotes. Ondrej Pavelec had 29 saves in his NHL playoff debut.
Game 2 of the series will take place at the Honda Center on Saturday night.