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Pavelec has 39 saves in his sixth consecutive win as Jets beat Canadiens 5-2

  • Winnipeg Jets' Jim Slater (19) scores on Montreal Canadiens goaltender Dustin Tokarski (35) as Brendan Gallagher (11) defends during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, March 26, 2015 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, John Woods)

    Winnipeg Jets' Jim Slater (19) scores on Montreal Canadiens goaltender Dustin Tokarski (35) as Brendan Gallagher (11) defends during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, March 26, 2015 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, John Woods)  (The Associated Press)

  • Winnipeg Jets' Mark Scheifele (55) and Blake Wheeler (26) celebrate Wheeler's goal against the Montreal Canadiens during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, March 26, 2015 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, John Woods)

    Winnipeg Jets' Mark Scheifele (55) and Blake Wheeler (26) celebrate Wheeler's goal against the Montreal Canadiens during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, March 26, 2015 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, John Woods)  (The Associated Press)

  • Montreal Canadiens' P.K. Subban (76) high-fives his bench after scoring against the Winnipeg Jets during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, March 26, 2015 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, John Woods)

    Montreal Canadiens' P.K. Subban (76) high-fives his bench after scoring against the Winnipeg Jets during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, March 26, 2015 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, John Woods)  (The Associated Press)

Ondrej Pavelec made 39 saves for his sixth consecutive win, leading the Winnipeg Jets to a 5-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night.

Mark Scheifele and Jim Slater each had a goal and an assist and Blake Wheeler, Dustin Byfuglien, and Adam Lowry also scored for the Jets.

Dustin Tokarski stopped 17 of 22 shots for the Canadiens, who were resting starter Carey Price. Andrei Markov and Brendan Gallagher scored for Montreal.

The victory opened a four-game homestand for the Jets, who still hold the second wild-card spot in the Western Conference, three points ahead of idle Calgary. Winnipeg improved to 12-2-2 in its last 16 games at home.