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NHL: Winnipeg 5, Phoenix 1

Jan. 13, 2014 at 11:16 PM

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Eric O'Dell's unassisted goal in the first period put Winnipeg ahead and the Jets went on to pound Phoenix 5-1 Monday in the debut of new Coach Paul Maurice.

Olli Jokinen, Blake Wheeler, Devin Setoguchi and Michael Frolik also scored as Winnipeg snapped a five-game losing streak and handed Maurice a resounding victory in his first game behind the Jets' bench.

He took over after Claude Noel was fired Sunday amid the team's season-worst skid. It was Maurice's first NHL game since being fired by Carolina in November 2011.

Ondrej Pavelec earned the decision with 18 saves.

Oliver-Ekman Larsson scored for the Coyotes, who fell for fifth time in six contests.

Mike Smith was lit up for all five goals on 38 shots.

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