Bryan Little and the Winnipeg Jets opened an eight-game homestand with a huge victory in their bid to move into playoff position.
Little scored twice in the third period to help the Jets beat the Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins 4-2 on Friday night.
''To beat a team like Boston, these points mean a lot to us in the standings and we need to keep winning these games at home,'' Little said.
Former Boston forward Blake Wheeler had a goal and two assists, and Alexander Burmistrov also scored for Winnipeg, two points behind eighth-place Toronto for the final Eastern Conference playoff spot.
''Wheeler played like he wasn't going to be denied in this game,'' Winnipeg coach Claude Noel said. ''He certainly looks like a top-six forward to me.''
Jordan Caron and David Krejci scored for Boston.
Krejci said a couple of costly mistakes gave the Jets the scoring chances they needed.
''We were ready for it,'' Krejci said. ...