Winnipeg, MB (Sports Network) - Mark Stuart scored the go-ahead goal with 6:47 left and the Winnipeg Jets handed the New Jersey Devils their fourth straight loss, 4-2, on Saturday.
Evander Kane had two goals, including an empty-netter in the final minute, and Alexander Burmistrov also scored for the Jets, who have won six of their last nine and improved to 2-1 on a five-game homestand.
Ondrej Pavelec stopped 23 shots in the win, including all seven he faced in the third period.
"It's good to see when you're holding onto those one-goal leads, the third period lead," said Stuart. "It shows that you're a team that is learning how to win. I feel like the best teams in the league they get up by one, two goals and they shut the door and that's it."
The third goal was ugly. Stuart's go-ahead tally was nothing more than a shot he threw on net from a sharp angle on the left side, but it deflected off Hedberg's stick and trickled through his legs for a 3-2 lead.
"We're at one of those points in the season right now where we're facing a bit of adversity," said Devils coach Peter DeBoer.
Earlier, Kane gave the Jets a 1-0 edge just 1:42 into the game when he deflected Dustin Byfuglien's point shot. Henrique tied the game for New Jersey about four minutes later on a snap shot from the right side.
Elias' power play goal, on a shot from the right side that was tipped, moved the Devils in front 2-1 with 2:43 left in the second period. But Burmistrov tied it at 2-2 on a short-handed tally just 67 seconds later.
On the play, Hedberg's attempted clear was snagged near the boards by Bryan Little and sent into the slot for Burmistrov's one-timer.