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111The Jets netminder was exceptional all night, turning back a total of 40 of 42 shots and standing on his head through Anaheim onslaughts all night long. Pavelec has been the Jets starter for all four games since Paul Maurice took over behind the Jets bench and, like Maurice, has yet to lose during that period.
222Playing his first game since a hand injury sidelined him for four games, Kane was a presence on the ice all night long, notching his 15th goal of the season on a short-handed marker late in the 2nd period and also chipping in an assist on Winnipeg's first goal of the game.
333Little had 2 assists on the night and now has 7 points in his last 5 games and a five-game assist streak on the go.
1. Anaheim, Fowler 6 (Getzlaf, Beleskey) 3:59 (pp).
2. Winnipeg, Wheeler 18 (Kane, Scheifele) 5:19.
3. Winnipeg, Ladd 11 (Little, Trouba) 18:36.
Penalties -- Trouba Wpg (tripping) 2:07, Koivu Ana (tripping) 9:13.
4. Winnipeg, Kane 15 (Little) 15:43 (sh).
Penalties -- Stuart Wpg (holding) 11:46, Pardy Wpg (interference) 13:55.
5. Anaheim, Bonino 16 (Silfverberg) 10:18.
Penalties -- Stuart Wpg (delay of game) 12:26, Perry Ana (unsportsmanlike conduct) 19:58.
Referees -- Marc Joannette, Dean Morton.
Linesmen -- Brian Mach, Brad Kovachik.
Attendance -- 15,046 at Anaheim.
"Ø"Ø BOSS IMPRESSED:
WINNIPEG Jets chairman Mark Chipman weighed in for the first time on Tuesday on the undefeated performance of his team under new head coach Paul Maurice.
"Obviously, very pleased," Chipman told reporters at Honda Center prior to his team's morning skate."
"I think it's a step in the right direction. Paul seems to have settled in very well and stepping into that situation is a difficult one and I think he's managed it very, very well. I'm very pleased with the job he's done so far."
It was Chipman's first public comments on the state of his team since former head coach Claude Noel was fired on Jan. 12 and replaced by Maurice, who was 3-0 since taking over as Jets head coach heading into the game Tuesday night against the Anaheim Ducks.
"Ø"Ø UP NEXT:
The Jets continue an extraordinarily difficult California road swing on Thursday when they face the Sharks in San Jose. The Sharks are second only to Anaheim in the Pacific Division and with a 32-12-6 record are fifth overall in the NHL standings. It will be Winnipeg's first trip to San Jose since the Jets returned to the NHL in 2011.
-- Paul Wiecek