WINNIPEG - Mathieu Perreault and Mark Scheifele scored two goals in less than two minutes to start the second period and lead the Winnipeg Jets to a 3-1 win over the New Jersey Devils Tuesday night.
Michael Frolik scored in the third period to seal the victory for the Jets (10-7-3).
Perreault got things started with his first of the season as he backhanded one high past Cory Schneider at just 1:34.
Scheifele then flicked in linemate Adam Lowry's rebound at 3:38. He beat Lowry to the puck to claim his third goal of the season.
Martin Havlat narrowed it to 2-1 for New Jersey (8-9-2) to start the third. He poked a loose puck under Jets netminder Michael Hutchinson on the power play.
The Jets went into the game as the third lowest-scoring team in the league. Coach Paul Maurice juggled his lines and it seemed to generate a little more offence on Tuesday.
Both teams looked a little flat in the first period but it was the Jets, with just one night off in the last four, who found energy in the second.
The Devils last played Saturday and were outshot 23-9 by the end of the second. Veteran Jaromir Jagr had the best chance of the period.
At 42, Jagr is currently the oldest player in the NHL and he still leads the Devils in scoring with nine goals and 12 points.
The Jets continued to struggle on the power play, squandering five opportunities Tuesday night.
The Devils got more dangerous as the third period drew to a close, but Hutchinson made some great saves and it was Frolik who scored off another Lowry shot at 16:07.
New Jersey had 13 shots in the third to just 12 for the Jets.
Notes: In their first meeting this season the Jets had to settle for a point when the Devils tied the game in the final minutes of the third and then won 2-1 in a shootout. New Jersey netminder Cory Schneider started his pro career in Winnipeg as a member of the AHL's Manitoba Moose.