The Winnipeg Jets finally got their slumping offence going and the end result was a 4-2 victory over the Deetroit Red Wings on Monday night before a crowd of 15,004 at MTS Centre.

The win snapped the Jets three-game losing skid and helped them improve to 6-8-2 on the season, while the Red Wings slipped to 9-5-2, ending their Western Canadian swing with a solid 3-1 record.

The Jets are back in action Wednesday night at the United Center against the Chicago Blackhawks.

Jets backup Al Montoya made 26 saves to improve to 2-1 on the season in what was his third start and fourth appearance.

The Jets third unit of Mark Scheifele (two assists), Michael Frolik (one goal, one assist) and Matt Halischuk (one goal), while the top line of Bryan Little (one goal, one assist), Andrew Ladd (one goal, one assist) and Devin Setoguchi (two assists) also had a strong outing.

As impressive as the four-goal outburst was, the Jets could have done some more damage offensively, were it not for the strong play of Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard, who finished with 43 saves, many of the highlight-reel variety.

Little opened the scoring for the Jets, chipping the puck past a fallen Kyle Quincey in the neutral zone before beating Howard through the five-hole with 59.5 seconds left in the opening period.

Red Wings captain Herik Zetterberg evened the score at 7:09 of the second, banking his pass in off the skate of Jets defenceman Grant Clitsome.

Then with the Jets on the power play, Stephen Weiss beat Little cleanly on the draw and Dan DeKeyser beat Montoya with a one-timer from the point at 10:05.

But the Jets didn’t fold, tying the game up at 17:04 of the second as Scheifele found Frolik with a beautiful pass through the skates of Quincey.

Frolik and Scheifele did some good work down low before Frolik found Halischuk in front for a one-timer at 4:27 of the third period, while Ladd won a battle in front before shoveling in a backhand at 10:57 to round out the scoring.

About the only part of the game the Jets didn’t get much accomplished on was with the man advantage, where they finished 0-for-6 and are now mired in a 1-for 38 drought.