Jets beat Rangers, now alone in last playoff spot

Jets defenceman Ron Hainsey praised the efforts of his team after defeating the Rangers on Thursday...

Jets defenceman Ron Hainsey praised the efforts of his team after defeating the Rangers on Thursday night in Winnipeg. (Brian Donogh/QMI Agency)

KEN WIEBE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:50 AM ET

WINNIPEG - Ron Hainsey is not prone to hyperbole.

That’s what made his words strike such a powerful chord after the Winnipeg Jets 3-1 victory over the New York Rangers before another sellout crowd of 15,004 at MTS Centre on Thursday night.

“These are two of the best games we’ve played as a team in the four-and-a-half years I’ve been part of this group,” said Hainsey. “This is exactly what we set out for.”

The Jets were riding high after Tuesday’s 5-2 triumph over the Toronto Maple Leafs, but all of the talk going into the contest was about the importance of following up.



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