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Jack Roslovic believes the Winnipeg Jets are on the cusp of a second-half rise.

The 23-year-old from Columbus, Ohio, assisted Winnipeg snap a five-game losing streak by scoring two objectives and an assist in the Jets' 5-2 success over the ruling Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues at Bell MTS Place on Saturday night.

"It's important to have among those games and get the win," Roslovic said. "So, I'm delighted for the team and I believe this is going to be the stimulate for the playoff push that we need to go on.

"It's big, especially versus a group like that, a group that is high up in the standings. We can have fun with anybody. As far as that goes, it's big for us."

Connor Hellebuyck was outstanding in internet for the Jets (26-23-4). The NHL all-star goalie stopped 38 shots, while Jordan Binnington made 28 conserves for the Central Division-leading Blues (31-14-8).

"He was all ideal tonight," Binnington said of the Jets beginning netminder. "He was quite solid."

After the Blues pulled within one with 4:10 left, Winnipeg captain Blake Wheeler salted the video game away with an empty-net objective with 1:31 left. Patrik Laine included another empty netter with 21 seconds remaining.

"He was all right tonight," Binnington stated of the Jets starting netminder. "They're going to play desperate and you see from that, they get that very first objective and get a bit of confidence and go from there. The Jets took a 3-0 lead into the final frame. (John Woods/Canadian Press)The Jets got a lucky bounce off a linesman in the very first period. Congrats on the milestone!
St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington searches as the Winnipeg Blues and jets gamers pile up in the corner throughout first period NHL action.(John Woods/Canadian Press )Ryan O'Reilly had actually scored at 15:50 of

the third to get the Blues within a goal, when he beat Hellebuyck off a feed from Zach Sanford. Brayden Schenn had broken Hellebuyck's quote for a league-leading 5th shutout when he blasted a perfect feed from Jaden Schwartz at 13:20 of the third period.

"We understand they have a lot of firepower and they're defending their lives," O'Reilly said. "They're going to play desperate and you see from that, they get that first goal and get a little bit of confidence and go from there. And for us, we have to play tougher on them."

The Jets took a 3-0 lead into the last frame. When he put away a Dmitry Kulikov rebound with 2:55 remaining in the frame, roslovic scored his 2nd goal of the video game. Roslovic then sent out Andrew Copp towards the web with a backhand pass and the Winnipeg centre beat Binnington with simply 15 seconds left in the period. Sami Niku taped his 2nd assistant of the night on the objective.

"We simply attempted to have fun with speed, refrain from doing too much through the neutral zone," Copp stated. "Roslovic made an excellent play on my objective. And then, just some great work by him on the 2nd one. And then, the bounce on the first."

Anthony Bitetto (2), Sami Niku(8), Jack Roslovic (28)and Nikolaj Ehlers of the Jets(27 )

celebrate an objective. (John Woods/Canadian Press)The Jets got a fortunate bounce off a linesman in the first period. Niku got the puck and fed Roslovic, who snapped a shot past Binnington on the stick side late in the duration.

"I wished to come up with a save there for the young boys, however stuff occurs and the puck does not bounce your method," included Binnington. "That's where the goalies can be found in and I've got the have some responsibility for myself. I just need to keep striving and keep being there for the young boys and it'll come."

On the other hand, the Jets finally stopped the bleeding.

"I believe we can get much better," Copp stated. "It wasn't ideal by any stretch. It felt like it was an excellent step in the ideal direction. Depending upon when we get men back, it might be like this for a little while. Ideally, we can construct on today's efficiency."

The Jets will play host to the Nashville Predators in the final match of a three-game homestead on Tuesday, before heading to St. Louis to deal with the Blues on Thursday.


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