Jets earn separation in standings with big win over Predators

Paul Gaustad (28) of the Nashville Predators skates against Adam Pardy of the Winnipeg Jets at...

Paul Gaustad (28) of the Nashville Predators skates against Adam Pardy of the Winnipeg Jets at Bridgestone Arena on March 1, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Frederick Breedon/Getty Images/AFP)

KEN WIEBE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:25 PM ET

NASHVILLE - The Winnipeg Jets didn’t squander this opportunity to put a little space between themselves and the Nashville Predators.

Playing for the fifth and final time this season, the Jets survived a slow start to come away with a 3-1 victory over the Predators on Saturday afternoon in Music City.

With the win, the Jets improved to 30-26-6 and moved four points ahead of the Predators, who hold a game in hand.

It was just the second win by the Jets in the head-to-head series with their new Central Division rival.

The Jets are back in action Tuesday as they open a three-game homestand against the New York Islanders.



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