Jets show improvement with plenty of highs

Winnipeg Jets head coach Paul Maurice (c) and assistant coaches Pascal Vincent (l) and Charlie...

Winnipeg Jets head coach Paul Maurice (c) and assistant coaches Pascal Vincent (l) and Charlie Huddy direct players during NHL hockey against the Phoenix Coyotes in Winnipeg, Man. Monday, January 13, 2014. (Brian Donogh/QMI Agency)

KEN WIEBE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:26 AM ET

One would expect the Winnipeg Jets to have a little extra spring in their step when they return from the Olympic break later this month.

Tearing off a 9-3-1 run can do that for a team.

"We should go back into this break with as much confidence as we've earned," said Jets head coach Paul Maurice, whose squad returns back to work on Feb. 19 with their first game back Thursday, Feb. 27 at MTS Centre against the Phoenix Coyotes.

The Jets finished off the third quarter of the season on Saturday afternoon, falling 4-3 in a shootout to the St. Louis Blues to leave them with a record of 28-26-6, just two points behind the Dallas Stars for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference with 22 games remaining.

The Jets' third quarter included some impressive highs -- victories over the Anaheim Ducks and Chicago Blackhawks -- and in the words of centre Bryan Little, some all-time lows.

 


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