That earned them some payback for their most recent visit to Winnipeg, which was one to forget.
The Panthers will try for a better showing there and a third straight win in Tuesday night’s rematch with the Jets, losers of three in a row.
Florida (3-5-0) was outscored 23-5 during a five-game losing streak but matched that output in the third period of a 6-3 victory over the Jets (3-4-1) on Thursday. The Panthers registered four goals in the final 8:40.
Florida then rallied for a 4-3 win over Buffalo on Sunday, ending an 0-3-0 start on the road.
As in the victory over Winnipeg, each goal was scored by a different player. Brian Campbell and Peter Mueller were the only two to score in both games, while Tomas Kopecky had a team-best four points with one goal and three assists.
The Panthers will try to keep building their confidence in the second game of a four-game trip as they look to avoid another miserable effort in Winnipeg. Florida lost 7-0 there March 1, giving up five goals in the third period.
With the Jets having been outscored 18-9 in the last three games, though, the Panthers would appear to have a good chance to extend their roll.
Winnipeg lost 8-3 to Tampa Bay on Friday, trailing 6-0 after the first 26 minutes. Ondrej Pavelec gave up five goals on 14 shots and Al Montoya allowed three on 11.
The Jets gave up three power-play goals in the first period Friday and have allowed opponents to convert nine of 18 opportunities in the last four games.
The Jets have won their past two home games.
Defenseman Dustin Byfuglien, who had two goals and two assists in his last three games, has missed the past two contests with a lower-body injury.
Evander Kane powered the March 1 rout with two goals and two assists.
The Jets haven’t lost four straight since an 0-2-3 skid Nov. 5-12, 2011.
Florida Panthers – Scott Clemmensen
Winnipeg Jets – Ondrej Pavelec
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