WINNIPEG – With the Jets fighting for their playoff lives, having 7 of the last 9 games at home they were in must win mode playing the Philadelphia Flyers who were just a point back in the standings.
Ondrej Pavelec stopped 32 shots in a 4-1 victory.
The Jets who also snapped a five-game losing skid now take over first place in the Southeast division awaiting a late game between the Capitals and Panthers.
Blake Wheeler feathered a beautiful pass to spring captain Andrew Ladd on a break away but he missed the net.
The Jets have missed the net the most in the NHL this year maybe that was why they have been having problems scoring?
The Flyers got on the board first when former Manitoba Moose Kent Huskins fired a shot that was tipped by Ruslan Fedotenko for his 4th goal of the year.
After twenty minutes the Flyers lead 1-0 and out shot the Jets 13-4.
The Jets came out like a team who was desperate to get something going and Grant Clitsome ripped a loose puck past Ilya Bryzgalov for his 3rd of the year to tie things up.
Just twenty-five seconds later Kyle Wellwood was johnny-on-the-spot and banged in his 3rd past Bryzgalov to make it 2-1 Jets.
Two minutes later Evander Kane got his 14th goal of the year and the roof almost blew off from the noise, 3-1 Jets
With under a minute to go in the period Bryan Little fired a laser beam past Bryzgalov to make it 4-1.
The Jets exploded for four straight to take 4-1 lead into the break and outshot the Flyers 12-5.
Flyers made a goalie switch to start the third as Bryzgalov wasdone and newly acquired Steve Mason was in.
Jay Rosehill also a new Flyer was trying to fire up his team had been trying to find a dance partner for most of the game finally got one as Chris Thorburn accepted the invite and these two dropped the mitts for a heavyweight tilt.
Scott Hartnell who is know as a pain through out the league was stirring the pot all period throwing questionable hits and extra pokes every chance he got.
The Jets had the last laugh as they ended the five-game losing skid and got the much needed victory on home ice and now hope they can start another streak, a winning streak!
The Jets will host the Sabres on Tuesday night and hope for the same urgency they had today.
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