Can a .500 team get big heads after one win? Winnipeg Jets veteran centre Olli Jokinen didn’t come right out and say that on Saturday but he was concerned that his team keep a tight focus on building something good out of Friday’s comeback 4-3 shootout win over the St. Louis Blues. The 4-4 Jets meet the 4-3-1 Nashville Predators tonight at the MTS Centre. "He’s right" Jets left-winger Evander Kane said after this morning’s optional game-day skate. "I think that’s kind of been the problem in the past that you win a game win two win three win four even win five and you get satisfied. "For us we’re 4-4 so it’s tough to be satisfied with that. I think common sense in a way has kind of lost its way sometimes in sports. "It’s great to come back and get that win and the two points but as I said at the beginning of the season it’s when you put four five six wins in a row together that you gain momentum and gain ground in the standings. That’s what playoff teams do. We’ll use last night as one and we’ll try to get two tonight." The Predators come into the game after a late goal gave them a 2-1 win over the Habs in Montreal on Saturday. Nashville has points in five of its last six. "Nashville’s a team that doesn’t give you much offensively" Kane said. "They’re a pretty tight-checking team so you’ve got to come out and use our speed to our advantage and get a lot of pucks to their goalie." The Jets will play tonight without defencemen Mark Stuart (hip) and Jacob Trouba (neck) both on the injured list. Paul Postma and Adam Pardy will come into the lineup in their places.
Jets can't be satisified with past victories
Winnipeg Free Press | Oct 20