Slump-busting and sacrifice were the prevalent themes as the Winnipeg Jets snapped a season-long four-game losing skid.

Mark Scheifele and Evander Kane erased significant goal-scoring droughts, while Devin Setoguchi provided an insurance marker with 27.1 seconds to go as the Jets grabbed the lead and never let go for a 3-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Monday night before a crowd of 12,253 at the Prudential Center.

The Jets sat back a bit much in the third period, but blocked six of their 14 shots during the final frame — including four from Mark Stuart, who finished with a game-high five.

“We pushed,” said Setoguchi. “They had good bounce in the third, an extra step but we sacrificed the body, blocked a lot of shots. We got pucks out and pucks in. The simplicity of the game is what (was key) for us.”

Things got interesting after Patrik Elias provided a nifty redirection at 10:44 of the third period, but after surviving some Devils’ pressure, Setoguchi shot the puck into the empty net to ensure the Jets started off their six-game road trip on a positive note.

Scheifele’s goal was a big-league wrister that beat future Hall of Famer Martin Brodeur high to the glove side and was his first since scoring in the season opener back on Oct. 1 against the Edmonton Oilers.

“I definitely watched him lots growing up, so it was big to score on him. I was pretty excited for that,” said Scheifele. “I wasn’t focusing on scoring as much (during the slump), I was thinking about playing good (defence) and what I can do to help the team. I didn’t lose any confidence, I kept on playing the same way, kept on learning. It was just a matter of time to get that chance and put it in.”

Kane, meanwhile, thought he may have scored twice.

Just past the seven-minute mark he took a quick shot that appeared to land between the pads of Brodeur behind the blue paint, but after the play went to video review, there was no camera angle that provided conclusive evidence that the puck ever fully crossed the goal line.

However, on the ensuing draw, Olli Jokinen won the draw back to Kane, who beat Brodeur for his seventh of the season.

“I thought (the first one) might be (a goal), but I guess it wasn’t. It was good to get one right after that,” said Kane. “I got a goal and hopefully, I can keep on scoring.”

Given how often the Jets had been unable to hold onto leads in third periods or surrendered late go-ahead goals, it was important for them to nail this one down, even if there were some sensitive moments.