Paul Maurice has Jets on right road

Sharks winger Matt Nieto (83) shoots the puck against Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec in front of...

Sharks winger Matt Nieto (83) shoots the puck against Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec in front of defenceman Jacob Trouba during third period action in San Jose on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014. (Kelley L Cox/USA TODAY Sports)

KEN WIEBE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:14 AM ET

WINNIPEG - Are folks any closer to finding out if the Winnipeg Jets are making significant strides under Paul Maurice?

It says here they most certainly are.

When the Jets hit the road last Monday riding a three-game winning streak, the trip to California to face a couple of Western Conference powerhouses was supposed to provide some answers.

While it's tough to make many bold proclamations about a five-game stretch, at the same time it would be foolish to ignore the fact the Jets actually earned a split against the Anaheim Ducks and San Jose Sharks while allowing a grand total of three goals.

Anybody really see that coming?

Didn't think so.

Of course, the Jets needed 40 stops from Ondrej Pavelec and another 36 blocked shots as they found a way to hang on for a 3-2 win over the Ducks.

But two weeks ago, the Jets not only would have found a way to lose that game, they probably would have done so in regulation.


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