Jets power past Sabres
The Central Division leading Winnipeg Jets opened a four-game road swing with a 7-4 victory over the Buffalo Sabres at the KeyBank Arena.
The Jets lead the Nashville Predators by three points after completing the sweep over the Sabres. Kyle Connor and Nikolaj Ehlers each scored twice for the visitors with Patrik Laine, Dustin Byfuglien and Joel Armia all lighting the lamp as well.
Winnipeg, 6.00 to win the Western Conference, defeated Buffalo last Friday to open their three-game winning streak and took care of the San Jose Sharks on Sunday.
It's now on to Chicago, Minnesota and Calgary to play the Blackhawks, Wild and Flames respectively. The Jets have played two more games than Nashville, but still seem to be the class of the Division.
The Predators were also victorious on Tuesday as they edged the Edmonton Oilers 2-1 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.
It was the second win of the campaign for the Predators over the Oilers having won 4-0 at the Rogers Place in Edmonton in the middle of December.
The Oilers continue to be the most disappointing side in the Western Conference and the expectation is there will be significant changes coming soon.
Meanwhile third place St. Louis fell for the third consecutive game as the Blues were hammered, 7-4 by the Florida Panthers, at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis.
This despite jumping out to an early two goal advantage over a Florida side that had lost three in a row on their road swing.
The Blues now get the week off before visiting Toronto and Ottawa next week.
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