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Lee Stempniak leads Jets over Oilers 4-1; Winnipeg keeps pace in West playoff race

  • Winnipeg Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec (31) makes a save against the Edmonton Oilers during the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, March 23, 2015, in Edmonton, Alberta. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)

    Winnipeg Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec (31) makes a save against the Edmonton Oilers during the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, March 23, 2015, in Edmonton, Alberta. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Winnipeg Jets' Tyler Myers (57), Toby Enstrom (39) and Andrew Ladd (16) celebrate a goal with teammates against the Edmonton Oilers during the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, March 23, 2015, in Edmonton, Alberta. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)

    Winnipeg Jets' Tyler Myers (57), Toby Enstrom (39) and Andrew Ladd (16) celebrate a goal with teammates against the Edmonton Oilers during the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, March 23, 2015, in Edmonton, Alberta. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Winnipeg Jets' Michael Frolik (67) checks Edmonton Oilers' Derek Roy (8) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, March 23, 2015, in Edmonton, Alberta. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)

    Winnipeg Jets' Michael Frolik (67) checks Edmonton Oilers' Derek Roy (8) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, March 23, 2015, in Edmonton, Alberta. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)  (The Associated Press)

Lee Stempniak scored the winning goal, and the Winnipeg Jets solidified their Western Conference playoff spot with a 4-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Monday night.

Drew Stafford, Tyler Myers and Michael Frolik also scored for the Jets, who have won five in a row.

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had the lone goal for the Oilers, who have lost nine of 11.

Winnipeg got on the board first, 7:32 in, when Stafford picked off Oscar Klefbom's pass and raced into the Oilers zone. He beat Ben Scrivens with a wrist shot for his fourth goal and eighth point in six games.