Jets find offensive balance with three lines clicking

Jets centre Bryan Little has been one of the key cogs in Winnipeg's offence. (BRIAN DONOGH/QMI...

Jets centre Bryan Little has been one of the key cogs in Winnipeg's offence. (BRIAN DONOGH/QMI Agency)

KEN WIEBE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:11 AM ET

RALEIGH, N.C. - For far too long, the Winnipeg Jets were a club that was far too reliant on its top line to carry the bulk of the offensive load.

If the opposition found a way to clamp down defensively against the trio of Bryan Little, Blake Wheeler and Andrew Ladd and limit the production of Evander Kane on the second unit, it was more than likely the Jets were going to end up with another notch in the loss column.

That hasn't been the case nearly as often this season -- and especially lately -- as the Jets have finally found the balance that had previously been so elusive.

The Jets face the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night as they continue a four-game road trip and even with Kane sidelined with a hand infection, they feature three lines that can chip in offensively, plus a fourth that is working to earn the trust of head coach Paul Maurice.


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