Jets halt losing streak against Flyers

Evander Kane of the Winnipeg Jets celebrates Kyle Wellwood's second-period goal behind Ilya...

Evander Kane of the Winnipeg Jets celebrates Kyle Wellwood's second-period goal behind Ilya Bryzgalov of the Philadelphia Flyers on Sat., April 6, 2013 at MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Man. Kevin King/Winnipeg Sun/QMI Agency

KEN WIEBE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:15 AM ET

The Winnipeg Jets halted their five-game losing streak in a big way this afternoon, thumping the Philadelphia Flyers 4-1 at MTS Centre.

The victory moved Winnipeg (19-19-2) from 10th in the Eastern Conference to third and back atop the Southeast Division — for a few hours anyway. The Washington Capitals will have a chance to move back into third with a win over the host Florida Panthers tonight.

The Jets trailed 1-0 after one period and were out-shot 13-4 in the opening frame, but they came to life in the second and exploded for four goals. They were the most goals scored by the Jets in a single period since they potted five against Florida on March 1, 2012.

Ruslan Fedotenko tipped in a Kent Huskins knuckler from the point to give the visitors the lead after 20 minutes, but Grant Clitsome opened the floodgates for the Jets with 7:22 to go in the middle period. The defenceman took a sweet feed in the slot from Bryan Little and buried his third of the season to even the score.


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