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    @WFPHockey: Hot new audition from Montoya bit.ly/1ai2Usi #NHLJets 5:30 am on Feb 3

  • WFPHockey

    @WFPHockey: Jets flying higher and higher bit.ly/1fRdvs6 #NHLJets 5:30 am on Feb 3

  • garylawless

    @garylawless: Can't discount the fact #nhljets knocked off #blackhawks and #ducks on the run. Have to give Maurice and this crew credit. They're hot. 4:40 pm on Feb 2

  • garylawless

    @garylawless: Beastly win on the road for #nhljets today. Canada's best #nhl team at the moment. 3:42 pm on Feb 2

  • WFPEdTait

    @WFPEdTait: Mark Stuart wearing the pilot helmet as #NHLJets player of game pic.twitter.com/9Bb9unnOLr
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  • WFPEdTait

    @WFPEdTait: That's a big road win for the #NHLJets, 2-1 in Montreal over the Canadiens. Now. 27-25-5 and 8-2 under Paul Maurice. 2:42 pm on Feb 2

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    @WFPEdTait: How good has Frolik been for the #NHLJets? Top line now and his 12 goals is the most he's had since back-to-back seasons of 21 in Fla. 2:11 pm on Feb 2

  • WFPEdTait

    @WFPEdTait: Carey Price mishandles puck behind net, Andrew Ladd feeds Michael Frolik and it's 2-1 #NHLJets. 2:09 pm on Feb 2

  • WFPEdTait

    @WFPEdTait: #NHLJets and Habs tied 1-1 aft 1. Wpg has 22 shots, 22 more blocked and nine that missed. Carey Price has been solid, as has Al Montoya. 1:49 pm on Feb 2

  • randyturner15

    @randyturner15: The most interesting part of watching hockey on CBC is that I also learn the network has television shows. #NHLJets 1:47 pm on Feb 2

  • WFPEdTait

    @WFPEdTait: Brian Gionta goes top shelf on Al Montoya for his 10th. #NHLJets and Habs now tied 1-1. 1:42 pm on Feb 2

  • WFPEdTait

    @WFPEdTait: #NHLJets struggling in face-off circle again. Have won just 36 per cent of the draws today so far. 1:36 pm on Feb 2

  • WFPEdTait

    @WFPEdTait: Brian Gionta clangs one off post after Toby Enstrom giveaway. Remains 1-0 #NHLJets. 1:35 pm on Feb 2

  • WFPEdTait

    @WFPEdTait: Good pressure by #NHLJets leads to slick wraparound goal by Toby Enstrom. 1:27 pm on Feb 2

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    @WFPEdTait: #NHLJets to the PP 18 seconds into second. PP 0-6 in last three games. 1:10 pm on Feb 2

  • WFPEdTait

    @WFPEdTait: #NHLJets and Habs tied 0-0 after 1. Zach Bogosian led all skaters with 10:12 in ice time. Dustin Byfuglien with four hits. 12:53 pm on Feb 2

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    @WFPEdTait: Good shift by Dustin Byfuglien, but pressure ends with Olli Jokinen nailed for tripping. Habs to the PP. #NHLJets 12:36 pm on Feb 2

  • WFPEdTait

    @WFPEdTait: Shots 7-1 #NHLJets 8 minutes into this one. Still scoreless. 12:27 pm on Feb 2

  • JetsStatsGuy

    @JetsStatsGuy: #NHLJets have 4 players with more points than Montreal's leading scorer (Subban). 12:10 pm on Feb 2

  • WFPEdTait

    @WFPEdTait: No Eric O'Dell in pre-game skate for #NHLJets. Looks like same lineup as Friday vs. Vancouver. 11:31 am on Feb 2

  • WFPEdTait

    @WFPEdTait: Just confirming what is out there now: Al Montoya gets his second start under new boss Paul Maurice for #NHLJets. Carey Price for Habs 10:34 am on Feb 2

  • garylawless

    @garylawless: Montoya in net today for #nhljets. Habs counter with Olympian Carey Price @CP0031 10:32 am on Feb 2

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    @kkopansky: Going to be @earlspolopark all day. Big lounge day with #NHLJets le stomping the #Habs and a #SuperBowlXLVIII party. #GoBroncos #happyhour 10:08 am on Feb 2

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    @garylawless: Pascal Vincent, #nhljets asst coach tells @JFChaumontJDM "Oui, j'ai eu peur pour mon emploi." or "Yes, I was afraid for my job." 9:33 am on Feb 2

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WINNIPEG — Catching up is hard to do but it’s what the Winnipeg Jets have in front of them as they embark on a four-game road trip.

Now 7-2-0 since Paul Maurice took over as head coach, the Jets are off to Montreal today and play the Habs Sunday at noon CT (CBC, TSN1290).

Then it’s off to Carolina, Washington and St. Louis before the team’s Olympic breaks begins after the game in Missouri next Saturday afternoon.

The Jets start this trip six points off the pace of the Western Conference’s eighth-place team, the Vancouver Canucks, whom they beat 4-3 Friday night at the MTS Centre.

Twenty-six games remain in the regular season.

"It’s always an opportunity," said Jets rookie defenceman Jacob Trouba. "Hopefully we’ll get a couple of wins and feel good about ourselves going into the break here. Then we can rest up and get ready for a big push after we get back."

Trouba said he’s not fixated on the standings.

"A little here or there; you don’t really focus on it," he said. "You focus on winning games and let the rest take care of itself."

Now with a record of 26-25-5, Winnipeg remains 12th in the Western Conference with 57 points, six back of the Canucks.

"Our next two opponents, especially, have gone through a tough stretch and Montreal, I’m sure, feels they’re just coming out of it and Carolina is rolling," Maurice said after today’s pre-departure practice at the MTS Centre. "So we’re going to get their best and we should be as confident as we deserve to be with our play.

"They’ll be good games. Those next two are going to be very fast, they’ll be up and down the ice and you’re going to have to be in your lanes and on your routes way before the puck changes possession.

"But we’ve got speed and size and there are parts of that we can control, too."

Maurice said there will no discouragement at how difficult it is to make up ground in this race.

"It’s not our sole reason for being here," the coach said. "The two goals from Day 1 — make the playoffs but it’s not going to happen unless we reach our other goal and that’s building a foundation of a game we understand and can continue to play.

"So if you don’t play (it), you’re not making the playoffs anyway. If you do it, and you build it, you have a chance to make the playoffs."

Eric O’Dell was back with the team today after being in Ottawa for a couple of days for the birth of his first child, Isabella.

tim.campbell@freepress.mb.ca

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Updated on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 12:52 PM CST: Updates with score after first

1:50 PM: Updates with score after second period.

2:44 PM: Updated to show Jets' victory

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