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The Sports Xchange, Published December 20 2013

Jets snap Panthers' five-game win streak

WINNIPEG, Manitoba – Defenseman Tobias Enstrom and Blake Wheeler scored power-play goals 33 seconds apart in the opening period as host Winnipeg snapped Florida’s five-game winning streak with a 5-2 win Friday.

Defenseman Jacob Trouba, Evander Kane and Michael Frolik each had a goal and an assist and Blake Wheeler also scored as the Jets halted a six-game home winless drought (0-3-3). Mark Scheifele and Dustin Byfuglien each collected a pair of assists and Ondrej Pavelec turned aside 21 shots to end his five-start losing streak.

Florida 1 1 0— 2

Winnipeg 3 2 0— 5

First Period—1, Florida, Matthias 4 (unassisted) 7:45. 2, Winnipeg, Trouba 2 (Scheifele, Kane) 11:06. 3, Winnipeg, Enstrom 3 (Jokinen, Byfuglien) 15:24 (pp). 4, Winnipeg, Wheeler 12 (Bogosian, Trouba) 15:57 (pp).

Second Period—5, Winnipeg, Kane 9 (Frolik, Scheifele) 1:03. 6, Florida, Bjugstad 7 (unassisted) 5:55. 7, Winnipeg, Frolik 9 (Ladd, Byfuglien) 17:53.

Third Period—

Shots on Goal—Florida 9-5-9—23. Winnipeg 13-9-10—32.

Power-play opportunities—Florida 0 of 4. Winnipeg 2 of 4.

Goalies—Florida Markstrom 1-6-3 (32 shots-27 saves). Winnipeg Pavelec 11-14-4 (23-21).

A—15,004 (15,004). T—2:31.