Blake Wheeler scored early in the 2nd duration, David Rittich stopped 22 shots and the Winnipeg Jets beat Chicago 3-1 on Friday night for their 4th straight win.Cole Perfetti

and Adam Lowry likewise scored and defenceman Josh Morrissey had 2 helps to help the Jets win for the seventh time in eight video games to move back into top place in the Central Division ahead of idle Dallas.

"' Ritter 'made some big saves when it was 2-0, 2-1," Lowry said of the Jets' backup goalie. "We're going to try to find that to continue."

Morrissey regained the group scoring lead with 30 points as the Jets outskated Chicago to a majority of loose pucks, adding to their 32-23 advantage in shots.

" To install the numbers he's setting up is pretty remarkable," Perfetti said. "He makes it quite easy out here.

" We played our video game and it worked," Perfetti included. "Playing properly, we can't be trading opportunities. What we did tonight worked to our advantage."

Taylor Raddysh scored midway through the second duration as Chicago avoided a third straight nothing. Arvid Soderblom completed with 29 saves in Chicago's 11th loss in 12 video games.

" We simply seemed not taken part in the very first duration, and if you do that, you're going to lag the 8-ball," Chicago coach Luke Richardson said.WATCH ' Ritter 'made some huge conserves when it was 2-0, 2-1," Lowry said of the Jets' backup goalie. Wheeler's game-winner leads Jets to 4th straight win:

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Early in the second period, Morrissey set up Wheeler, who slapped a puck between Soderblom's legs for a 2-0 lead at 56 seconds." We were able to produce some good opportunities and lock it down," Lowry said.The Jets played the last 50 minutes without defenceman Logan Stanley, who fell awkwardly into the boards in the very first period. Chicago hosts the Capitals on Tuesday.