NHL: Winnipeg 5, Florida 2

Dec. 20, 2013 at 11:46 PM   |   Comments

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Jacob Trouba scored midway through the first period to ignite a streak of four straight Winnipeg goals Thursday that brought the Jets a 5-2 win over Florida.

It was the first home victory for Winnipeg since Nov. 15. The Panthers had their season-best, five-game winning streak snapped.

Trouba deflected a shot past Jacob Markstrom to tie the contest at 1-1, after which Tobias Enstrom and Blake Wheeler added first-period goals for the Jets.

Evander Kane built the lead to 4-1 early in the second and Michael Frolik added a goal late in the middle period for the final score of the contest.

Winnipeg had gone 0-3-2 at home since defeating Philadelphia in a shootout midway through November.

Ondrej Pavelec made 21 saves to collect the victory. Markstrom stopped 27-of-32 shots.

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