Paul Maurice's confidence rubbing off on Jets

Jets coach Paul Maurice reacts in the second period against the Ducks during a game in Anaheim on...

Jets coach Paul Maurice reacts in the second period against the Ducks during a game in Anaheim on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014. (Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports)

KEN WIEBE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:56 PM ET

SAN JOSE - Where this spring to the finish line leads for the Winnipeg Jets is anyone’s guess.

When you’re a team that has resided in the basement of your division for the better part of the season in a conference as competitive as the West is, the chances of digging yourself out of the deep, dark hole is slim because of all the teams that one needs to leapfrog.

But maybe that’s what has made the Jets a far more dangerous team since Paul Maurice has taken over.

Instead of being crippled by theenormity of the big-picture task, the Jets have simply dug in their heels and found a way to put together a four-game winning streak that matches a season-high.

For the sake of comparison, that previous streak included three shootout wins, so there was a high element of chance involved.

The Jets put their streak on the line Thursday at SAP Center against the San Jose Sharks, who are riding a four-game roll of their own and have only two regulation losses on home ice.


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