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Jets surge past Red Wings 4-2

Published on NewsOK Modified: November 4, 2013 at 11:46 pm •  Published: November 4, 2013

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — The Winnipeg Jets got off to a fast start for a needed win over the Detroit Red Wings.

Matt Halishuck scored the winner early in the third period in a 4-2 victory on Monday night.

The goal was his first as a Jet. Michael Frolik and Andrew Ladd also scored for the Jets, who snapped a three-game losing streak.

But for a few minutes in the second period, Winnipeg Jets coach Claude Noel said he was worried. "Is this going to be one of these nights?" he said he was thinking.

"I thought we had a good first period then OK, before you know it we're down 2-1."

Bryan Little had scored the only goal in the first period for the Jets (6-8-2), as they outshot Detroit 14-9.

But then Henrik Zetterberg put Detroit (9-5-2) on the board at 7:09 of the second after his shot in front of the Winnipeg net glanced in off Jets defenseman Grant Clitsome's skate.

Danny DeKeyser had the go-ahead goal, his first in the NHL, with a slap shot from the blue line that beat Jets goalie Al Montoya's glove when Detroit was short-handed.

"I think a big thing is we didn't get down on ourselves," Jets forward Mark Scheifele said. "We knew we made some mistakes, but I think on the bench we were saying, 'Guys, we're still in this, we've still got lots of game.' "

The Jets outshot the Red Wings 47-28 and did a good job forcing turnovers.

"The way that we played, it would have been a really tough game to lose," Noel said. "We got some games from a lot of players."

Devin Setoguchi had two assists, Scheifele had two assists and Little and Ladd both had assists in addition to their goals for Winnipeg.

"There was a lot of things to like in that game," Noel said.

With Evander Kane out of the lineup following their last game, the line of Frolik, Scheifele and Halischuk was a solid replacement.

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