Jets halt Ducks' home point streak at 22 games

Jets centre Olli Jokinen (left) celebrates with goalie Ondrej Pavelec after defeating the Ducks in...

Jets centre Olli Jokinen (left) celebrates with goalie Ondrej Pavelec after defeating the Ducks in Anaheim on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014. (Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports)

KEN WIEBE, QMI Agency

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ANAHEIM - Unfair or not, this game was shaping up as an early referendum on just how much progress the Winnipeg Jets are making — and have already made — since Paul Maurice took over as head coach of the Winnipeg Jets.

Three wins in three games were a strong start, but they came against the Phoenix Coyotes, Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers, clubs that were struggling going into those games.

With that in mind, there were still some question marks about where this team stood.

Tuesday’s tilt was going to be more of a measuring stick of sorts, as they usually are when a team goes head-to-head with the top team in the NHL.

And did we mention that in 22 previous games, those Anaheim Ducks had yet to lose in regulation time on home ice?

Well, that sentence no longer applies, as the Jets survived several Southern California flurries and came away with a hard-fought 3-2 win over the Ducks at the Honda Center.


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