Predators bump Jets back to basement

Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec (l) blocks a shot by Predators centre Colin Wilson during NHL action in...

Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec (l) blocks a shot by Predators centre Colin Wilson during NHL action in Winnipeg on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. (Brian Donogh/QMI Agency)

KIRK PENTON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:38 AM ET

WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Jets are back in the basement of the NHL’s Central Division.

Mike Fisher scored 42 seconds into the third period to lift the Nashville Predators to a 4-3 win over the Jets tonight at MTS Centre. That moved the Predators one point past the Jets at the bottom of the Central.

It was Winnipeg’s first home loss under new head coach Paul Maurice.

Fisher got his stick on a bouncing puck in the Winnipeg crease with Devin Setoguchi sitting in the penalty box for a retaliatory slashing penalty, and the puck trickled over the line. It stood as the winner, although Mark Scheifele came close to tying the game when he fired a shot off the post midway through the final frame.


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