Paul Maurice won his first game as Winnipeg’s new coach as the Jets handled Phoenix in a big 5-1 victory on Monday.
Hired on Sunday to replace fired Claude Noel as head coach of the floundering club, Winnipeg bounced back after having lost their previous five games.
The Jets (20-23-5) received goals from Olli Jokinen, Eric O’Dell, Blake Wheeler, Michael Frolik and Devin Setoguchi, while Setoguchi snapped his 18-game goalless skid with a third-period, power-play blast.
It was Phoenix’s (21-15-9) third consecutive loss.
BLUE JACKETS 3, LIGHTNING 2
Defenseman Jack Johnson scored on a power-play point shot with 2 minutes, 38 seconds remaining, completing the Columbus Blue Jackets’ rally for a win over the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Ryan Johansen and Nathan Horton also scored for the Blue Jackets (21-20-4), who trailed 2-1 after the second period. Goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky had 25 saves. The win was the fourth straight for Columbus, a season high.
Alex Killorn and defenseman Victor Hedman had goals for the Lightning (27-15-4), while goaltender Anders Lindback made 25 saves.
FLAMES 2, HURRICANES 0
Mikael Backlund and rookie center Sean Monahan scored, while journeyman goalie Karri Ramo recorded his first career shutout as the Calgary Flames defeated the Carolina Hurricanes.
Ramo, traded from Montreal to Calgary in 2012, stopped 23 shots for his first NHL shutout in his 69th career game. He allowed just one goal in Calgary’s 2-1 overtime win against Carolina on Dec. 12.
Carolina (19-18-9) was shut out for the second straight game after scoring a season-high six goals on Thursday against Toronto.
Calgary (16-24-6) snapped a three-game losing streak.
KINGS 1, CANUCKS 0
Dustin Brown scored the lone goal, and goaltender Jonathan Quick made 28 saves as the Los Angeles Kings beat the Vancouver Canucks.
Los Angeles (28-14-5) finished their five-game homestand with a 3-1-1 record, but they won for only the third time in 10 games. Quick’s shutout was his second of the season and his second win in nine days against the Canucks.
Vancouver (24-14-9) got 19 saves from goaltender Eddie Lack. The Canucks were shut out for the first time this season.