Jets give fans early Christmas present

Winnipeg Jets defencemen Jacob Trouba (left) and Zach Bogosian celebrate Blake Wheeler's power-play...

Winnipeg Jets defencemen Jacob Trouba (left) and Zach Bogosian celebrate Blake Wheeler's power-play goal against the Florida Panthers during first-period NHL action at MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Man., on Fri., Dec. 20, 2013. (Kevin King/QMI Agency)

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It took them more than a month, but the Winnipeg Jets finally got themselves a victory on home ice.

After dropping six consecutive games at MTS Centre, dating back to Nov. 15 when they earned a 3-2 shootout win over the Philadelphia Flyers, the Jets found the winning formula once again and cruised to a 5-2 victory over the Florida Panthers on Friday night.

The Jets, now 16-16-5 on the season and 10-4-1 against Eastern Conference opponents, are back in action on Sunday night at Rogers Arena against the Vancouver Canucks.

During the first period, rookie defenceman Jacob Trouba scored at 11:06 during 4-on-4 action, banking his pass in off the skate of Panthers defenceman Tom Gilbert to even the score 1-1.

That’s when the Jets’ power play took over, converting on a two-man advantage before scoring again before the second minor expired.

 



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