Olli Jokinen had no idea until informed by the media on Thursday morning that the Calgary Flames had scored just two goals in their previous six home games.

The Jets centre probably has a better understanding of just how dismal the hockey situation is in Cowtown after Winnipeg waltzed to a 5-2 victory over the Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome on Thursday night.

It was win No. 2 in two attempts for new Jets head coach Paul Maurice, and he will go for No. 3 on Saturday afternoon at MTS Centre against the equally woeful Edmonton Oilers. In other words, Maurice picked the perfect time to take over for the fired Claude Noel. Calgary’s regulation loss on Thursday night was a franchise record seventh in a row at home. The Flames have been shut out in four of their last seven home contests and have notched four goals during that span.

How is that even possible?

The Jets don’t care, although it’s tough to determine exactly how well they played on Thursday night considering their opposition. Everyone will find out just how good the Jets are getting under Maurice next week when they travel to California to take on the scorching Anaheim Ducks and the San Jose Sharks, and then finish the week off in Chicago against the Blackhawks.

It never hurts to build a little confidence, though, and the Flames were the punching bag on Thursday night. That being said, Maurice was still happy with his squad’s effort. The Jets have won two consecutive regulation games for the first time since Nov. 27, and they can make it three in a row for the first time this season on Saturday against the Oilers.

“We were pretty good,” Maurice said. “Calgary wasn’t sitting back and feeling sorry for themselves. I watched Calgary play a lot when I was working on your side of the line (in the media). We got a lot of the Calgary games, and they compete and they work. To our credit, we respected that coming into this game.”

Bryan Little, Mark Scheifele and Olli Jokinen, in his first game at the Saddledome since signing with the Jets as a free agent in July 2012, all had a goal and an assist for the visitors, who led 2-0 and 4-0 by periods. Jacob Trouba, who was a rock on the blue-line all night long, and Dustin Byfuglien, whose experimentation at forward is working thus far, also tallied for the Jets.