Jets can't be complacent

Winnipeg Jets forward Blake Wheeler battles for the puck agaist Tampa Bay Lightning winger Nikita...

Winnipeg Jets forward Blake Wheeler battles for the puck agaist Tampa Bay Lightning winger Nikita Kucherov at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Fla., Dec. 7, 2013. (SCOTT ISKOWITZ/Getty Images/AFP)

Ken Wiebe, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:47 AM ET

 

And on the 15th day, the Winnipeg Jets took a day of rest.

After surviving a season-long six-game road trip, the Jets used Sunday to recharge their collective batteries.

Thanks to a 2-1 overtime victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday, the Jets finished up the two-week jaunt with a 4-2 record to improve to 14-13-4 overall, currently good for 11th spot in the Western Conference standings and five points out of a playoff spot -- though many of the teams ahead of them hold games in hand.

Yes, there are some moments the Jets could have done without -- a flat first period against the Philadelphia Flyers and a rather sluggish final 40 minutes against the lowly Florida Panthers immediately come to mind -- but it's hard to argue the Jets didn't take a step in the right direction as it pertains to the way they'll need to perform in order to stay relevant in the Western Conference race.

 


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