WASHINGTON - One used to be such a lonely number for the Winnipeg Jets.
Prior to Paul Maurice taking the reigns, the Jets had plenty of difficulty buckling down in tight games, winning just nine of 25 one-goal contests.
But since the coaching change was made on Jan. 12, the Jets have reversed their fortunes, winning six of eight games decided by one goal -- the lone exceptions being the 1-0 defeat to the San Jose Sharks and the 4-3 loss to the Nashville Predators.
The ability to both close out games when holding the lead, or finding a way to break the tie and move ahead, like in Tuesday's contest against the Carolina Hurricanes, has represented a seismic shift.
There was a time not long ago when the Jets were a fragile bunch that seemed to be waiting for something bad to happen and for things to unravel.