Winnipeg Jets blueliners pull weight on offence

Winnipeg Jets defenceman Dustin Byfuglien wins a battle for the puck against the Edmonton Oilers at...

Winnipeg Jets defenceman Dustin Byfuglien wins a battle for the puck against the Edmonton Oilers at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Oct. 1, 2013. (IAN KUCERAK/QMI Agency)

KEN WIEBE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:08 AM ET

WINNIPEG - It’s no secret the Winnipeg Jets are going to need secondary scoring this season if they hope to advance to the playoffs in the Western Conference.

It’s a prerequisite for teams across the NHL, not to mention clubs that relied as much on their top line as much as the Jets did the past two seasons.

In the 2013-14 season opener, the Jets found a way to spread the production around, getting a pair of goals from third-line winger Michael Frolik and singles from rookies Mark Scheifele and Jacob Trouba to go with a marker from first-line centre Bryan Little.

There are going to be plenty of nights when the top unit of Little with Blake Wheeler and Andrew Ladd carry the load but this was not one of them.

Aside from the impressive rally itself, that might be the most impressive thing about Tuesday’s 5-4 win that saw the Jets erase a 4-2 deficit.


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