NEWARK, N.J. -- The Winnipeg Jets are making the most of their five-game road trip.
Evander Kane scored on a breakaway in the second period and Andrew Ladd added an insurance goal in the third as the Jets earned a 4-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils Sunday evening.
The win enabled the Jets to improve to 8-9-1 overall, while the Devils (10-5-4) lost for the fourth time in five games and lost for only the second time at home this season. The Jets, who had lost five straight games in New Jersey, dating back to 2009, have now won three games in a five-game road trip.
Kane and Ladd, the Jets' two top scorers, took over the game after trailing the Devils 2-1 in the second period. Kane scored his seventh goal of the season after making a steal in his own end and Ladd capitalized on a play deep in the Devils' zone to score his 10th goal of the season.
The Jets had goals from unexpected sources along their back line. Defenseman Zach Bogosian scored his first goal of the season in the first period and fellow defenseman Grant Clitsome scored his second goal on a power-play in the second period.
The Devils once held a 2-1 lead after goals from Travis Zajac and Steve Bernier in the second period.
Ondrej Pavelec stopped 26 shots in goal for the Jets, while Johan Hedberg, a late-minute replacement for Martin Brodeur, made 24 saves for New Jersey.
Brodeur left the ice in pre-game warm-ups with what the team called "a little soreness" and didn't make his scheduled start.
The Jets, in the midst of a five-game road trip where they defeated Buffalo and Carolina, were clearly the more physical and energy-filled squad in the early going.
Eventually, the Jets did exactly with what they have done for the prior five games -- they scored first.