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Little line starting to heat up

Little; "We're creating more opportunities for ourselves out there."

by Jamie Thomas @JamieThomasTV / Winnipeg Jets

WINNIPEG MB -  For the second time in five nights, the Winnipeg Jets line of Patrik Laine, Nikolaj Ehlers and Bryan Little played a huge role in a victory.

The Jets got back into the win column with a 4-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks and once again it was Bryan Little scoring the game winning goal.

"We're creating more opportunities for ourselves out there," said Little who scored the game winner against Carolina last Sunday. 

"Seems like we're just working together a lot better and more chances are coming from that. I think confidence is huge, once you get that first one off your back, the legs feel a bit lighter and you feel a lot better out there."

Little almost had his second of the night when he was left all alone in front of Canucks goaltender Anders Nillson. A second tally wasn't meant to be as his shot went off the crossbar and the post.

"I can't remember, that was pretty close," said Little. "I wasn't sure if it went down and in at first but it was as close as you can get."

Laine scored a power play goal in the first period for his second in as many games and Ehlers chipped in with two more assists and now has three helpers in his last two contests. Little also had an assist for a unit that Paul Maurice feels has really started to find their way.

"I think this thing goes back to the Nashville game for that line, they've been good," said Maurice. 

"The game winner (against Carolina) and then the next night, what we would have liked to have thought was the game winner against the Oilers and then again tonight. A bunch of really good chances and now you're starting to see the zone time so each player has a piece of that. Patty Laine is holding onto the puck a lot more, moving and controlling the puck. Nik Ehlers is using that speed and he's done it by arcing up with speed causing the confusion and Bryan is so good at reading off that cause he can understand what's happening."

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