Jets made progress against Devils but were far from perfect

Devin Setoguchi took a shot in the chest from teammate Toby Enstrom but returned to score an empty...

Devin Setoguchi took a shot in the chest from teammate Toby Enstrom but returned to score an empty netter for the Jets. (USA Today)

Ken Wiebe, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:48 PM ET

UNIONDALE, N.Y. - The Winnipeg Jets rarely make it easy on themselves and Monday’s win over the New Jersey Devils was no exception.

But after dropping four games in a row, including two in a shootout, the Jets managed to pull out a 3-1 triumph over a New Jersey Devils squad that had won five of the past seven games.

No matter how you slice it, that’s progress.

Rookie centre Mark Scheifele and left-winger Evander Kane snapped long goal-scoring slumps, the Jets didn’t give up a whole lot of Grade A chances defensively and goalie Ondrej Pavelec stood tall in earning the 100th win of his NHL career.

The Jets won a game where their top line didn’t need to carry them offensively.

It was a workmanlike start to a six-game road trip that could essentially define the Jets’ season.


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