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Pavelec makes 39 saves and Jets slip past Predators 3-1

  • Winnipeg Jets right wing Blake Wheeler (26) checks Nashville Predators forward Viktor Stalberg (25), of Sweden, into the boards in the second period of an NHL hockey game on Saturday, March 1, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

    Winnipeg Jets right wing Blake Wheeler (26) checks Nashville Predators forward Viktor Stalberg (25), of Sweden, into the boards in the second period of an NHL hockey game on Saturday, March 1, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)  (The Associated Press)

  • Winnipeg Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba (8) celebrates with Olli Jokinen (12), of Finland, after Jokinen scored a goal in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Nashville Predators on Saturday, March 1, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

    Winnipeg Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba (8) celebrates with Olli Jokinen (12), of Finland, after Jokinen scored a goal in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Nashville Predators on Saturday, March 1, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)  (The Associated Press)

  • Winnipeg Jets defenseman Tobias Enstrom (39), of Sweden, and Michael Frolik (67), of the Czech Republic, battle Nashville Predators forward Patric Hornqvist (27), of Sweden, for the puck in the second period of an NHL hockey game on Saturday, March 1, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

    Winnipeg Jets defenseman Tobias Enstrom (39), of Sweden, and Michael Frolik (67), of the Czech Republic, battle Nashville Predators forward Patric Hornqvist (27), of Sweden, for the puck in the second period of an NHL hockey game on Saturday, March 1, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)  (The Associated Press)

Olli Jokinen, Andrew Ladd and Devin Setoguchi scored and Ondrej Pavelec stopped 39 shots and the Winnipeg Jets beat the Nashville Predators 3-1 Saturday.

The Jets, ranked sixth in the NHL in penalty kills coming into the game, didn't allow a goal on six Nashville power plays.

One of the Predators' strengths has been converting man-advantage chances. Entering the game, they were fifth in the league, but Pavelec stopped Nashville on each power play.

Simon Moser scored his first goal of the season for Nashville.