How it happened: The Jets scored twice in 28 seconds midway through the third period to defeat the Blackhawks. The teams had been tied 1-1 since the first period. The Jets forged ahead when Zach Bogosian set up Bryan Little at the net for a power-play goal at 9 minutes, 31 seconds of the frame. Moments later, Chris Thorburn redirected a shot by Adam Lowry into the net to give the Jets a two-goal advantage. Blackhawks rookie Teuvo Teravainen scored his first career NHL goal at 12:43 of the third to cut the lead to one. Jets forward Andrew Ladd scored an empty-net goal with 28.2 seconds remaining. Jets goaltender Michael Hutchinson made 31 saves in the win -- the same number as losing Blackhawks counterpart Corey Crawford. Blackhawks forward Brandon Saad and Bogosian accounted for the teams' first-period goals. Jets forward Mathieu Perreault suffered an apparent arm injury after being cross checked by Blackhawks forward Daniel Carcillo late in the second period and did not return.
What it means: The Blackhawks and Jets have the makings of a fun playoff series. They put together one of the more entertaining periods of the season in Friday's opening stanza, knocking each other around and creating offensive chances. The Jets swept the season series in Chicago with three consecutive wins and have a four-game winning streak at the United Center dating to last season. Winnipeg is now 24-14-8 and has won its past three; the Blackhawks fell to 28-14-2.
Player of the game: Bogosian scored a goal and had the primary assist on another. He has three goals and 10 assists on the season.
Stat of the game: The Blackhawks aren’t a hitting team, but they came out motivated against the Jets. The Blackhawks had 11 hits in the first period. They had a total of eight hits in their previous game.
What’s next: The Blackhawks remain at home and host the Dallas Stars on Sunday. The Blackhawks defeated the Stars in their previous two meetings this season.