Never mind the future, the present is looking more and more impressive for the prized rookies in the Winnipeg Jets' lineup.

It's not like Mark Scheifele and Jacob Trouba put the team on their back against the Edmonton Oilers, but they did a lot of the heavy lifting, supplying all of the goals in a 3-2 overtime triumph before an appreciative crowd at MTS Centre Saturday.

"I've been here a week. When I showed up the first day, they looked like good players and nothing's changed my mind," said Jets head coach Paul Maurice. "They have good instincts. They're just on the team, do you know what I mean? It's not like we have a kiddie section in the locker room and we fed them.

"They're just one of the guys for me."

Humour aside, those instincts were on display for all three Jets' goals.

With the Jets trailing 1-0 in the third period after a second period power-play marker from Jordan Eberle, Trouba cued the comeback by jumping up on the rush and delivering the first shorthanded tally of his career at 5:48 of the third period.

Then it was time for centre Scheifele to get into the act, driving to the net and chipping in his own rebound midway through the frame to put the Jets up 2-1.

The Oilers didn't go quietly as David Perron deftly tipped home a point shot by Jeff Petry with two minutes to go, to set the stage for the dramatic finish.

With a little extra open ice during the four-on-four action, Trouba jumped up in the play again and bulldozed Oilers defenceman Anton Belov into the opposition goal before burying a pass from Blake Wheeler to propel the Jets to a third consecutive victory since the coaching change.

"I don't know if I've ever had one, to be honest with you," said Trouba, whose father was in attendance for the special moment. "I was pretty excited. Everybody is excited by what we've got going here Everybody feels the same, that we're heading in the right direction. Every win we get is important. We're on the outside looking in right now. We've got to keep getting wins and keep building."

The Jets, who improved to 22-23-5, are back in action Tuesday against the Anaheim Ducks.