The Jets paid back the Buffalo Sabres with a 3-0 shutout by Al Montoya at the MTS Centre today, winning their third straight game.

Now 19-18-5 for 43 points, that’s only two back of slumping Minnesota in the Central Division standings but still six behind the Phoenix Coyotes, who hold the final playoff spot in the Western Conference playoff hunt.

It’s Winnipeg’s first three-game winning streak since the first half of November.

Asked about the team’s improving consistency in wins over Minnesota, Colorado and now Buffalo, Jets left-winger Evander Kane said his team isn’t getting all wrapped up in any of them.

"I think the difference is that after we win a game, and we’ve won three in a row now, that we kind of have the ‘who-cares’ attitude now and I think we need to have a little more of that," Kane said. "From my point of view, I see that attitude starting to change a little bit. Three in a row is great but we’re still in the same spot we were three games ago — we’re out of the playoffs and we’re a ways out so we need to continue to win."

The Jets had goals from Keaton Ellerby in the first, Jacob Trouba in the second and Anthony Peluso into the empty net as Kane passed up the chance to score himself.