The Winnipeg Jets increased their advantage over the Nashville Predators in the Central Division to three points on Saturday in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Ottawa Senators.
With the Predators losing to the Vegas Golden Knights, the regulation point was a small positive for the Jets who will have been disappointed not to claim maximum points against the Senators, the team with the worst record in the NHL.
Winnipeg is 5-3-2 in their last 10 games and has maintained their overall advantage over Nashville as the Predators have equally struggled with a 5-4-1 mark.
Tyler Myers scored twice for the Jets with Brandon Tanev also on target for the hosts, but Ryan Dzingel's 22nd of the year, this time at 3:44 of the extra period, turned out to be the difference as Ottawa claimed a rather improbable season sweep over Winnipeg. The Senators snapped their two game losing streak in the process.
Losers of two of their three games in the home stand, the Jets now hit the road for the first of three contests away from the Bell MTS Place when they face the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center in Denver on Wednesday.
Games against the Vegas Golden Knights and the Arizona Coyotes will follow as Winnipeg looks to regain their overall form.
Meanwhile the Predators are in Dallas to tackle the Stars on Tuesday to conclude their brief two-game road swing.
Nashville and the Jets continue to comfortably lead the Central Division although the nine-game winning streak of the St. Louis Blues has at least brought the latter to within shouting difference.
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