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Jets tame Wild 6-4 in crucial win

Winnipeg Jets forward Mark Scheifele (centre) gets hauled down by  Minnesota Wild skaters Dany Heatley (left) and Mikael Granlund during the first period.
Winnipeg Jets winger Evander Kane scores on Minnesota Wild goaltender Niklas Backstrom during the first period.
Winnipeg Jets Evander Kane scores a shorthanded goal against the Minnesota Wild during first period NHL hockey action Friday night in WInnipeg- See Gary Lawless story- Dec 27, 2013   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Winnipeg Jets goaltender Al Montoya is challenged by Minnesota Wild Nino Niederreiter during the first period. Montoya relieved Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec after the Minnesota Wild scored three goals early in the period.
Winnipeg Jets goaltender Al Montoya is challenged by Justin Fontaine of the Minnesota Wild during the first period.
Winnipeg Jets defenceman Dustin Byfuglien (33) scores on Minnesota Wild goaltender Niklas Backstrom (32) as Anthony Peluso (left) of the Jets and Dany Heatley and Nate Prosser of the Wild look on during the first period.
Winnipeg Jets goaltender Ondrej Pavelec (right) slams his stick against the boards in anger after being pulled during the first period.
Winnipeg Jets goaltender Ondrej Pavelec (right) climbs over the boards in frustration after being pulled during the first period. Al Montoya (left) came in to replace Pavelec.
Winnipeg Jets forward Mark Sheifele (right) keeps his eye on the Minnesota Wild defenceman Ryan Suter during the second period.
Winnipeg Jets forward Chris Thorburn is stymied by Minnesota Wild goaltender Niklas Backstrom during the second period.
Winnipeg Jets Blake Wheeler celebrates the game-winning goal during the third period of Friday night's game. The Jets added an empty-net goal to make the final score 6-4.
Winnipeg Jets forward Blake Wheeler (left) and defenceman Jacob Trouba celebrate Wheeler's goal against the Minnesota Wild during the third period.
Winnipeg Jets head coach Claude Noel talks to his players during a third-period timeout.
Minnesota Wild head coach Mike Yeo talks to his players during a third-period timeout.
Winnipeg Jets goaltender Al Montoya (35) saves a shot from Minnesota Wild's Charlie Coyle during the third period.
Winnipeg Jets goaltender Al Montoya (centre left) hugs teammate Tobias Endstrom as Olli Jokinen (top), Jacob Trouba (right) and Bryan Little (bottom) look on after beating the Minnesota Wild 6-4 Friday night.
Winnipeg Jets forward Mark Scheifele (centre) gets hauled down by Minnesota Wild skaters Dany Heatley (left) and Mikael Granlund during the first period. - JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Winnipeg Jets winger Evander Kane scores on Minnesota Wild goaltender Niklas Backstrom during the first period. - JOHN WOODS / THE CANADIAN PRESS
Winnipeg Jets Evander Kane scores a shorthanded goal against the Minnesota Wild during first period NHL hockey action Friday night in WInnipeg- See Gary Lawless story- Dec 27, 2013 (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) -
Winnipeg Jets goaltender Al Montoya is challenged by Minnesota Wild Nino Niederreiter during the first period. Montoya relieved Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec after the Minnesota Wild scored three goals early in the period. - JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Winnipeg Jets goaltender Al Montoya is challenged by Justin Fontaine of the Minnesota Wild during the first period. - JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Winnipeg Jets defenceman Dustin Byfuglien (33) scores on Minnesota Wild goaltender Niklas Backstrom (32) as Anthony Peluso (left) of the Jets and Dany Heatley and Nate Prosser of the Wild look on during the first period. - JOHN WOODS / THE CANADIAN PRESS
Winnipeg Jets goaltender Ondrej Pavelec (right) slams his stick against the boards in anger after being pulled during the first period. - JOHN WOODS / THE CANADIAN PRESS
Winnipeg Jets goaltender Ondrej Pavelec (right) climbs over the boards in frustration after being pulled during the first period. Al Montoya (left) came in to replace Pavelec. - JOHN WOODS / THE CANADIAN PRESS
Winnipeg Jets forward Mark Sheifele (right) keeps his eye on the Minnesota Wild defenceman Ryan Suter during the second period. - JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Winnipeg Jets forward Chris Thorburn is stymied by Minnesota Wild goaltender Niklas Backstrom during the second period. - JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Winnipeg Jets Blake Wheeler celebrates the game-winning goal during the third period of Friday night's game. The Jets added an empty-net goal to make the final score 6-4. -
Winnipeg Jets forward Blake Wheeler (left) and defenceman Jacob Trouba celebrate Wheeler's goal against the Minnesota Wild during the third period. - JOHN WOODS / THE CANADIAN PRESS
Winnipeg Jets head coach Claude Noel talks to his players during a third-period timeout. - JOHN WOODS / THE CANADIAN PRESS
Minnesota Wild head coach Mike Yeo talks to his players during a third-period timeout. - JOHN WOODS / THE CANADIAN PRESS
Winnipeg Jets goaltender Al Montoya (35) saves a shot from Minnesota Wild's Charlie Coyle during the third period. - JOHN WOODS / THE CANADIAN PRESS
Winnipeg Jets goaltender Al Montoya (centre left) hugs teammate Tobias Endstrom as Olli Jokinen (top), Jacob Trouba (right) and Bryan Little (bottom) look on after beating the Minnesota Wild 6-4 Friday night. - JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

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  • WFPEdTait

    @WFPEdTait: #NHLJets knock off Wild 6-4. Now 17-18-5 on the season. 9:41 pm on Dec 27

  • WFPEdTait

    @WFPEdTait: One lucky #NHLJets fan can win Ondrej Pavelec's jersey tonight. Might not even be sweaty. 9:12 pm on Dec 27

  • WFPEdTait

    @WFPEdTait: Nutty seven-goal first period followed by one in the second. 4-4 #NHLJets and Wild after two. 8:42 pm on Dec 27

  • WFPEdTait

    @WFPEdTait: Ondrej Pavelec is back on the bench for #NHLJets. Wonder if he has any sticks left in case he needs to go back in the game? 8:06 pm on Dec 27

  • WFPEdTait

    @WFPEdTait: Dustin Byfuglien was on the ice for 4 goals in the first period - two by the #NHLJets, two by Wild. 4-3 Winnipeg after 1 crazy period. 7:57 pm on Dec 27

  • WFPEdTait

    @WFPEdTait: Gonna need a new notebook: #NHLJets take 4-3 lead on Dustin Byfuglien's 7th goal of the season with 2:10 left in first. 7:44 pm on Dec 27

  • RickRalphTSN

    @RickRalphTSN: #NHLJets 3 goals on 7 shots. #mnwild 3 goals on 10 shots. 4 mins to go in the first. 7:40 pm on Dec 27

  • garylawless

    @garylawless: too many #nhljets won't bark when teammates aren't up to snuff. pointing public fingers is poor form. but behind closed doors is healthy 7:36 pm on Dec 27

  • garylawless

    @garylawless: Pav shattered his stick on the way down the hall after getting yanked, yet to come back to bench #nhljets he's been due to blow a fuse 7:33 pm on Dec 27

  • WFPEdTait

    @WFPEdTait: #NHLJets asleep again, Ondrej Pavelec yanked; slams stick on boards upon his exit. Wild score twice in 10 seconds for 3-2 lead 7:22 pm on Dec 27

  • WFPEdTait

    @WFPEdTait: Thought this was going to be tight-checking? 2-2 now between #NHLJets and Wild with 13:06 left in 1st. 9-8 anyone? 7:20 pm on Dec 27

  • WFPEdTait

    @WFPEdTait: #NHLJets score 2:09 apart as Setoguchi feeds Jokinen, with second assist to Thorburn and it's 2-1 Winnipeg. 7:17 pm on Dec 27

  • WFPEdTait

    @WFPEdTait: #NHLJets answer after Wild open scoring as Evander Kane scores his 11th, shorthanded, after superb play by Michael Frolik. 1-1 tie 7:14 pm on Dec 27

  • garylawless

    @garylawless: trouba with toby, buff with ellerby, pardy and melchiori - that's your #nhljets blueline tonight. yikes. 7:03 pm on Dec 27

  • WFPEdTait

    @WFPEdTait: #NHLJets starters: Trouba, Enstrom, Wheeler, Ladd, Little and Pavelec. D pairings now likely 33-7, 8-39 and 71-2. 7:02 pm on Dec 27

  • WFPEdTait

    @WFPEdTait: #NHLJets late scratch: D Mark Stuart along with Zach Bogosian (flu), Keaton Ellerby and Julian Melchiori look to be activated. 6:59 pm on Dec 27

History

Updated on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 7:09 PM CST: Replaces live game blog code.

7:48 PM: Updates headline after first period.

8:10 PM: Updates photo.

8:50 PM: Updates score after second period.

9:44 PM: Updates headline after third period.

10:01 PM: Adds slide show.

10:04 PM: Replaces copy post-game.

11:06 PM: Updates post-game copy.

12:34 AM: Corrects typo.

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