NEWARK, N.J. — Ondrej Pavelec made 25 saves in earning his 100th NHL win, and the Winnipeg Jets snapped a four-game losing streak by beating the New Jersey Devils 3-1 on Monday night.
Mark Scheifele and Evander Kane scored in the first two periods as the Jets opened a season-high, six-game road trip by completing a two-game, season-series sweep of the Devils, who lost their second game in a row.
Pavelec was less than 10 minutes from his second shutout of the season when Patrik Elias deflected a shot from Andy Greene past him.
Elias scored his fifth goal of the season after earlier firing a shot off the crossbar in the second period during a short-handed, 2-on-1 break.
The Devils spent most of the third period in the Jets’ zone, but Pavelec came up big. He made his best stop against Adam Henrique, who shot from low in the left circle with just over four minutes to play.
Scheifele, who scored the Jets’ first goal of the season, ended a 24-game goal drought with 3:59 left in the first period on a wide-open shot from the right circle that found the top corner of the net. .
Kane ended an 11-game goal drought at 7:16 of the second period, just seconds after Devils goalie Martin Brodeur stopped a point blank shot. Jokinen won the ensuing faceoff from Travis Zajac and sent the puck to Kane on the outside edge of the circle. He fired the puck at the net, and it beat Brodeur after possibly hitting off the stick of defenseman Marek Zidlicky.
It was his seventh goal of the season and third against New Jersey.
NOTES: Jets D Jacob Trouba, the No. 9 pick in the 2012 NHL draft, returned to the lineup after he missed 17 games with an upper-body injury. ... Winnipeg D Dustin Byfuglien had two assists, giving him a team-high 15. ... The Devils were without D Adam Larsson (lower body) and C Stephen Gionta (ankle). They were hurt Saturday at San Jose. ... The Jets beat the Devils 3-0 on Oct. 13 in Winnipeg.