Evander Kane scored twice and added two assists as the Winnipeg Jets routed the Florida Panthers 7-0 on Thursday night.
Ondrej Pavelec made 33 saves to earn the shutout for Winnipeg, which moved within two points of first-place Florida in the Southeast Division. Kyle Wellwood and Blake Wheeler both had a goal and an assist. Jim Slater, Bryan Little and Nik Antropov also scored.
Kane is on a career-best eight-game points streak with seven goals and seven assists.
Jose Theodore made 20 saves on 24 shots in the start for Florida, which has played three fewer games than Winnipeg. He was pulled after Little's goal made it 4-0 at 4:35 of the third period. Scott Clemmensen made five stops on eight shots in relief.
Little's goal at 4:35 of the third came on a rare five-on-one break, with Florida defenseman Erik Gudbranson the lone man back. Jets defenseman Randy Jones sent a short pass to Wheeler, who passed the puck across the net to Little and he popped it in over Theodore.
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