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Winnipeg Jets score four goals in second period to beat Flyers 4-1

Saturday, 04.06.2013 / 6:05 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Winnipeg Jets score four goals in second period to beat Flyers 4-1

WINNIPEG - Winnipeg scored four second-period goals in less than seven minutes Saturday and Ondrej Pavelec made 30 saves as the Jets beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-1 to get back in the Eastern Conference playoff race.

Evander Kane, Grant Clitsome, Kyle Wellwood and Bryan Little scored for the Jets (19-19-2), who snapped a five-game losing streak that had seen them slip from top spot in the Southeast Division to 10th in the conference.

Ruslan Fedotenko scored the lone goal for the Flyers (17-18-3), who came into the game riding a four-game winning streak.

It didn't look good after the first period, when the Jets were outshot 13-4.

Fedotenko's long wrist shot from near the blue-line beat Pavelec's glove just past the 11-minute mark. The Jets didn't get off a shot in the final 15 minutes of the period.

But Winnipeg turned the tables in the second as they pounded the Philadelphia net, finally driving it home when Little fed Clitsome in close and he snapped it past Ilya Bryzgalov at 12:38.

Bryzgalov had no time to recover when Kane fed Wellwood from behind the Philadelphia net and he made it 2-1 with a quick wrister 27 seconds later.

It was Kane's turn less than two minutes later when he buried a loose puck after Mike Santorelli was stymied on a wraparound. He still picked up his first point as a Jet on an assist since he was picked up on waivers Wednesday.

Little capped things off when he took off on a breakaway and found the corner with less than a minute left in the period. It was a good game for Winnipeg's top forwards, who have come up dry lately.

Andrew Ladd and Blake Wheeler, with two, picked up assists.

After Bryzgalov allowed four goals on 16 shots the Flyers pulled their shellshocked goaltender in the third and put in backup Steve Mason, who made his debut since coming to Philadelphia at the trade deadline. He stopped all nine shots he faced.

The Jets were also able to shut down the Flyers power play, one of the hottest in the NHL right now.

Notes: Winnipeg's Zach Redmond, back but not playing yet after as month recovering from a life-threatening cut in practice to an artery in his leg, received a standing ovation.

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