Maybe Brough should jinx the Jets more often.
After a hideous five-game losing streak in which they were outscored 20-6 and out-shot 156-112, things have started to go in a better direction.
Tonight, the club will welcome Mathieu Perreault back, after Perreault missed the last 14 games with an upper-body injury suffered in early November.
Perreault will skate as a fourth-line winger against the Oilers this evening, illustrating the depth Winnipeg now has up front. Perreault’s scored 40-plus points in each of the last three years, and finished tied with Mark Scheifele for third in assists (32) in ’15-16.
Perreault’s return isn’t the only thing trending in the right direction.
Winnipeg has won two straight, which included Connor Hellebuyck’s terrific 42-save shutout over the Preds on Sunday. And in Tuesday’s win over the Devils, the Jets welcomed Bryan Little back into the lineup, after Little was knocked out of action in the first game of the season.
The veteran center logged more than 20 minutes against New Jersey, just to give an idea of how big a role he plays for the Jets.