Jets put to the test with 3-game, 4-night road trip

Have the Winnipeg Jets have discovered the secret to success this time?

Have the Winnipeg Jets have discovered the secret to success this time?

PAUL FRIESEN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:26 PM ET

Convinced the Winnipeg Jets have discovered the secret to success this time?

Desperately want to believe this three-game win streak represents a turning of the same corner this team has tried, and failed, to navigate so many times before?

We’ll find out soon enough.

Because the New Year sees the Jets embark on a three-games-in-four nights trip that winds up with a weekend in Boston and Pittsburgh against the top two teams in the Eastern Conference.

Since Pittsburgh is where Jets teams go to die, Thursday’s game in Ottawa and Saturday’s in Boston take on greater significance for a team on a modest, three-game roll.

“We haven’t done anything, yet,” defenceman Mark Stuart said, just before getting on a New Year’s Day flight to the nation’s capital. “The teams we’re playing on this road trip, it’s going to be a big challenge for us. We need to play the same way, but even better.”

The “same way” has been highlighted by a new-found zest for team defence


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