Winnipeg’s Olli Jokinen scored in the seventh round of the shootout to complete a Jets rally and a 4-3 victory over the St Louis Blues on Friday.
It was a similar plot in the day’s other game as Anaheim won 3-2 over Phoenix after a six-round shootout.
The Winnipeg-St Louis game was halted in the second period, when defenseman Jacob Trouba was stretchered off the ice following a crash into the boards.
Jokinen also scored in regulation, as did Evander Kane and Tobias Enstrom for the Jets, while Alexander Steen scored twice and David Backes also netted for the Blues.
Trouba slammed into the boards after missing a hit early in the second period. The Jets’ top draft pick for last year managed a wave as fans shouted his name while he was being wheeled off.
A Jets spokesman said Trouba was taken to hospital for X-rays and was alert, communicating and moving all his limbs.
Anaheim’s Nick Bonino scored the tying goal with 2 minutes, 2 seconds left in the third period and Jakob Silfverberg scored the deciding goal in the shootout to complete the win over Phoenix.
Jonas Hiller made 30 saves for the defending Pacific Division champions, who are off to their best start in franchise history, winning six straight following a loss on opening night. It was also the first time the club has started 4-0 at home.
Teemu Selanne also scored for Anaheim, while the Coyotes goals came from Rostislav Klesla and Antoine Vermette.