Jets make statement in win over Wings

Winnipeg Jets goalie Al Montoya celebrates with teammate Olli Jokinen after a game against the...

Winnipeg Jets goalie Al Montoya celebrates with teammate Olli Jokinen after a game against the Detroit Red Wings November 4, 2013. (Bruce Fedyck/USA TODAY Sports)

KEN WIEBE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:06 AM ET

CHICAGO - Call it a serious test of the Winnipeg Jets’ collective mettle.

And on a night where they played arguably one of their most complete efforts of the entire season, the Jets found a way to push through and get themselves back in the win column against a red-hot Detroit Red Wings team with a 4-2 victory before a crowd of 15,004 at MTS Centre on Monday night.

“This is a big statement win for us,” said Jets goalie Al Montoya, who picked up his second victory of the campaign with another workmanlike effort. “Whatever it means out there, who cares? For us, in this locker room it’s huge. We know what direction we need to start heading in. This is a Class A team and for us to do what we did and do what we did and put up this kind of effort, we’re going to remember this one.”


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