Olli Jokinen had gone 14 games without a goal and although he's been consistent in saying he's more worried about how he's playing than about his production, you can be sure that being able to snap the lengthy drought was a relief.

Doing it in a pivotal 4-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night at PNC Arena likely made it feel even better.

Jokinen, who was the Jets' big catch in free agency, hasn't been getting as many points (six goals, 10 points in 34 games) as was expected but his ability to pick up a pass in his feet and beat Justin Peters to tie the game in the first period could go down as one of his most important goals of the season.

With a limited number of playoff games on his resume (11 for those of you scoring at home), Jokinen is going to do everything in his power to help the Jets push to earn an invitation to the post-season party.

"Both he and I would like him to probably score a bit more, but I'm not going to start adding added pressure on him," Jets head coach Claude Noel told reporters after the game. "He's a reliable guy, he's a good teammate, he does a lot of good things both on and off the ice that help us. His heart is in the right place. He scored a big goal for us and he helps us win."

Jokinen, who had only two assists in 13 games since scoring two goals against the New York Rangers on Feb. 26, has scored all six of his goals on the road this season.