You can add the Winnipeg Jets to the list.

And it's a lengthy one.

Alexander Wennberg scored twice as Columbus defeated Winnipeg 5-3 Thursday night at MTS Centre.

Sergei Bobrovsky made 30 saves as the Blue Jackets extended their win streak to 14 games which ties the third longest in NHL history.

"(Columbus) had one of the best team games," said Jets head coach Paul Maurice. "We've had other teams play that hard but I don't think they had the skill level. But they had the right combination. Their shift length was good, their pace was pretty good, and their goalie was good too. He was real good."

Brandon Saad, Nick Foligno and Lukas Sedlak also scored for the Blue Jackets (25-5-4) who haven't lost since November 26th when they fell 2-1 in a shootout to the Florida Panthers.

Since then Columbus has reeled off wins over the Tampa Bay Lightning, Colorado Avalanche, Arizona Coyotes (twice), Detroit Red Wings, N.Y. Islanders, Edmonton Oilers, Calgary Flames, Vancouver Canucks, Los Angeles Kings, Pittsburgh Penguins, Montreal Canadiens, Boston Bruins and now Winnipeg.

Shawn Matthias, Bryan Little and Mathieu Perreault replied for the Jets who trailed the Blue Jackets 2-1 after the first period and 3-1 after forty minutes.

"I think they were pretty determined team on the forecheck," said Winnipeg captain Blake Wheeler. "You know they got us in some situations where we were a little bit confused defensively and they got some pucks through to the net and made it tough for us. You can see why they are where they are. They skate really well and they know their game. We knew what was coming, knew what they were gonna bring, so you've got to give them respect for how they played."

The Jets (17-18-3) play their final game of 2016 on New Year's Eve against the N.Y. Islanders (6 p.m.) at MTS Centre.


photos courtesy Ray Peters




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Saturday, January 21st

Steinbach at Virden, 7:30 p.m.
Neepawa at Wayway, 7:30 p.m.
Selkirk at OCN, 7 p.m.
Swan Valley at Portage, 7:30 p.m.

Springfield at Lorette, 8 p.m.
St. Adolphe at Mitchell, 8 p.m.

Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League
Eastman vs Central Plains
@ Portage, 4 p.m.
Wpg Wild at Wpg Thrashers, 3:30pm
Southwest vs Interlake
@ Souris, 8 p.m.
Brandon vs Norman
@ Thompson, 7:30 p.m.
Kenora vs Parkland
@ Dauphin, 7:30 p.m.

Carillon Senior Hockey League
Steinbach vs Red River
@ St. Jean, 8 p.m.

Medicine Hat at Brandon, 7:30 p.m.

Manitoba at San Antonio, 7 p.m.

St. Louis at Winnipeg, 2 p.m.
Carolina at Columbus, 4 p.m.
Los Angeles at New York, 6 p.m.
New Jersery at Philadelphia, 6 p.m.
Buffalo at Montreal, 6 p.m.
Ottawa at Toronto, 6 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Arizona, 7 p.m.
Washington at Dallas, 7 p.m.
Anaheim at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
Edmonton at Calgary, 9 p.m.
Colorado at San Jose, 9:30 p.m.

Portland at Boston, 4 p.m.
Washington at Detroit, 5 p.m.
Philadelphia at Atlanta, 6 p.m.
Brooklyn at Charlotte, 6 p.m.
Milwaukee at Miami, 6:30 p.m.
Phoenix at New York, 6:30 p.m.
Houston at Memphis, 7 p.m.
San Antonio at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m.
L.A. Clippers at Denver, 8 p.m.
Sacramento at Chicago, 8 p.m.
Indiana at Utah, 8 p.m.

Friday, January 20th

Carillon Senior Hockey League
Grunthal 6 Ste. Anne 2

Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League
Eastman 4 Pembina Valley 1
Yellowhead 10 Kenora 0

Keystone Junior Hockey League
St. Malo 16 Fisher River 8

Selkirk 5 Virden 3
Dauphin 6 Neepawa 0
Winkler 4 Swan Valley 3

Saskatoon 3 Brandon 2 (SO)

Manitoba 2 San Antonio 0

Pittsburgh 7 Carolina 1
Chicago 1 Boston 0
Montreal 3 New Jersey 1
Buffalo 3 Detroit 2 (OT)
Nashville 3 Edmonton 2 (SO)
Vancouver 2 Florida 1

Charlotte 113 Toronto 78
Orlando 112 Milwaukee 96
Philadelphia 93 Portland 92
Brooklyn 143 New Orleans 114
Atlanta 102 Chicago 93
Golden State 125 Houston 108
Memphis 107 Sacramento 91
Utah 112 Dallas 107 (OT)
L.A. Lakers 108 Indiana 96

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