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Jets extend lead in Central with 3-2 win over Kings

LOS ANGELES (AP) Winnipeg is tied for the most goals scored in March, but the Jets are also proving that they are just as tough in close games.

The Jets won their third straight one-goal game, edging the Los Angeles Kings 3-2 on Monday night. The win gives them 90 points and a three-point lead over Nashville atop the Central Division with less than three weeks to go in the regular season.

"It's an important win," said defenseman Tyler Myers, who scored the game-winning goal. "I feel like this time of the year games start tightening up and scores get lower. You can tell it is starting to get into that playoff-hockey mode. It's a good type style of play we want to get used to in April and the postseason."

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Leaders
Points: B. Wheeler87
Plus/Minus: A. Copp17
Shots on Goal: P. Laine224
PIM: D. Byfuglien58
Win: C. Hellebuyck30
Shutouts: L. Brossoit1
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 241 (7)
Shots: 2220 (20)
PP%: 25.6% (4)
Penalty Minutes: 669 (5)
Assists: 411 (8)
SH Goals: 9 (8)
Standings
Central Division
  W L OTL Pts
Winnipeg 43 25 4 90
Nashville 41 27 5 87
St. Louis 37 27 8 82
Dallas 37 29 6 80
Minnesota 34 30 9 77
Colorado 31 29 12 74
Chicago 32 30 10 74
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 210 (20)
Shots Against: 2384 (8)
PK%: 79.4% (23)
Penalty Minutes: 631 (11)
Shutouts: 1 (31)
Sv%: 0.912 (5)
Injuries
Date Player Status
2/25 J. Morrissey Upper-body injury (day-to-day)
2/16 D. Byfuglien Lower-body injury (IR)
2/15 J. Morrow Lower-body injury (IR)
2/14 M. Hendricks Upper-body injury (day-to-day)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
3/16 J. Kovacevic Signed Two-year, entry-level contract
3/11 K. Vesalainen Sent to minors Manitoba-AHL
3/6 A. Lowry Suspension Over
3/3 E. Comrie Sent to minors Manitoba-AHL
3/2 A. Lowry Suspended Two games for high-sticking
3/1 E. Comrie Called up from minors from Manitoba-AHL
2/25 K. Appleby Sent to minors Jacksonville-ECHL
2/25 M. Appleton Sent to minors Manitoba-AHL
2/25 T. Poolman Sent to minors Manitoba-AHL
2/25 K. Appleby Signed as Free Agent One-year contract
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