Free Press ★★★
★ Andrew Ladd, left-winger, Jets: El Capitan was el magnifico for the Jets. Two goals, including the game-winner, and an assist.
★★ Evander Kane, leftwinger, Jets: He was held off the scoresheet, yes, but he was still terrific with four shots and four hits.
★★★ Ondrej Pavelec, goalie, Jets : A handful of Devils had decent games, but Pavelec was solid again in locking up the win. As Claude Noel said afterward, "Right now, he’s driving our team."
1. Winnipeg, Ladd 11 (Little, Bogosian) 0:08
Penalties -- Burmistrov Wpg (interference) 9:37, Kane Wpg (tripping) 19:56.
2. New Jersey, Loktionov 2 (Ponikarovsky, Tallinder) 3:05
Penalties -- Zidlicky NJ (interference) 6:15, Salvador NJ (hooking) 14:26, Gionta NJ (delay of game) 15:30, Tangradi Wpg (high-sticking) 18:38.
3. Winnipeg, Ladd 12 (Byfuglien, Clitsome) 11:59
4. Winnipeg, Wheeler 7 (Ladd, Hainsey) 19:24 (en)
Penalties -- Bernier NJ (diving), Antropov Wpg (cross-checking) 11:39.
Referees -- Dan O'Halloran, Chris Rooney. Linesmen -- Ryan Galloway, Thor Nelson.
Attendance -- 15,004 (15,004).
600 AND COUNTING:
Devils' veteran D-man Henrik Tallinder played in his 600th career NHL game.
Ladd's two goals gave him 10 in the month of February. He has more career goals in the second month of the calendar than any other.
Capitals at Jets, Saturday, March 2, 2 p.m. (CBC /TSN1290)