Winnipeg Jets: Surging Jets Look to Extend Streak in Minnesota

Anthony CapocciContributor INovember 17, 2013

WINNIPEG, MB - NOVEMBER 15: Goaltender Ondrej Pavelec #31 (not shown) of the Winnipeg Jets is mobbed by teammates after backstopping the team to a 3-2 shootout victory over the Philadelphia Flyers at the MTS Centre on November 15, 2013 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The win marks the fourth straight win by the Jets. (Photo by Lance Thomson/NHLI via Getty Images)
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The Winnipeg Jets are surging as they enter Minnesota on Sunday night to take on the Wild. The Jets have won four straight games and will look to add to that streak.

This will be the second meeting of five between the new Central Division rivals. The Wild won the first one on their home ice back in early October. The Jets will look to even out the series before these two teams face again at the MTS Centre in less than a week.

Both teams are looking to continue their hot streaks. The Jets are 6-4 in their last 10 games while the Wild are 8-1-1. The Wild are on a seven-game point streak, which includes a 5-0 record on home ice during that stretch.

It will be a difficult game, but the Jets are finally stringing some wins together. However, they’re doing it a little bit differently than the Wild.

The Jets have won three straight games in the shootout. Usually, the shootout isn’t too kind to the Jets, but this year has been different. A 5-1 shootout record ties the Jets with the Washington Capitals for the best team in hockey in this regard.

At some point, the Jets will have to win games in regulation. While they’ll take wins however they can get them right now, their luck in the shootout or overtime will eventually run out.

Regardless, the Jets are playing the best hockey they’ve played in a long time and deserved to win the games they’ve won. They have to keep it up to compete for a playoff spot in the tough Western Conference.

Following the trip to Minnesota, the Jets will be right back in action on Monday night as they head back home to take on the Calgary Flames. Back-to-back wins would surely start to turn some heads.