WINNIPEG, Manitoba -— Olli Jokinen scored the shootout winner as the Winnipeg Jets edged the Phoenix Coyotes 3-2 on Thursday night.
Bryan Little and Blake Wheeler scored in regulation for the Jets, who continued their winning ways under new head coach Paul Maurice. The Jets (29-26-6) are 10-3-1 since Maurice replaced the fired Claude Noel.
Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Martin Hanzal scored for Phoenix in the first game for both teams after a 19-day break for the Winter Olympics.
Jets forward Devin Setoguchi also beat Mike Smith in the shootout and Antoine Vermette was the only Coyotes player to get one past Ondrej Pavelec in four rounds of penalty shots.
Winnipeg pulled within one point of the Coyotes (27-21-11) as both teams chase a wild-card playoff spot, although Phoenix has two games in hand.