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Winnipeg Jets now Top of NHL Standings

By: Staff Writer I Winnipeg Tribune

Winnipeg, January 6, 2024 - The Winnipeg Jets have soared to the top of the NHL standings, claiming first place overall with an impressive 3-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks. This win marks the Jets' fifth consecutive and solidifies their status as one of the league's most dominant teams this season.

The Jets' win in Anaheim was a culmination of their recent outstanding performances, with 11 straight games registering points, including nine wins and two overtime losses. This streak extends their franchise record and showcases the consistency and resilience that have become synonymous with the Winnipeg franchise.

Nikolaj Ehlers, Nate Schmidt, and Cole Perfetti were the offensive catalysts for the Jets in this match, each contributing to their victory. Perfetti's power-play goal proved crucial and highlighted the team's effectiveness with the man advantage. This remarkable performance adds to the Jets' reputation as a formidable offensive force.

In the net, Laurent Brossoit continued to demonstrate his stellar form, making 37 saves in a standout performance. This win marked his third consecutive victory, further solidifying his position as an essential component of the Jets' success. Brossoit's remarkable consistency has been a key factor in Winnipeg's remarkable run, and his sixth win of the season is a testament to his ability to keep opposing teams at bay.

Winnipeg's victory against the Ducks was their 25th win of the season, with an impressive record of 25-9-4. This remarkable achievement comes as the Jets have maintained their franchise-record streak of allowing three goals or fewer in 28 consecutive games. Their unwavering defensive prowess has been instrumental in their surge to the top of the standings.

The Jets now prepare to wrap up their road trip with a matchup against the Arizona Coyotes on Sunday. As they look to extend their winning streak and maintain their hold on the top spot, the Winnipeg Jets are undoubtedly a force to be reckoned with in the 2024 NHL season.

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