Jets' Bryan Little (centre) celebrates his goal against the Islanders with Andrew Ladd (left) and Nik Antropov (2nd left) during second period action in Winnipeg on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013. (Fred Greenslade/Reuters)
WINNIPEG - It wasn't pretty but the Winnipeg Jets will take it.
Following a wild third period that featured five goals, the Jets blew a third-period lead but recovered when Evander Kane poked in a rebound at 1:59 of overtime to give them a 5-4 victory over the New York Islanders on Sunday night before a crowd of 15,004 at MTS Centre.
The Jets, who improve ot 3-1-1, open a three-game road trip on Tuesday against the Montreal Canadiens.
After taking a 2-1 lead, the Jets gave up three goals in the third period before mounting an impressive comeback that featured goals from Dustin Byfuglien (on the power play) and Alex Burmistrov (on a beautiful individual effort) 65 seconds apart.