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WINNIPEG -- Ondrej Pavelec couldnt have asked for a better return after a two-game absence. Pavelec made 41 saves as the Winnipeg Jets shut out the Nashville Predators 5-0 on Friday with the help of a four-goal first period. It was Pavelecs first shutout since March 12, 2012, 11th of his career, and came after he was replaced by Al Montoya the past two games. "I didnt play a few days so I felt a little bit nervous," Pavelec said. "I just wanted to help the guys get the win. That was my goal today and so Im happy we get the win." It was only Winnipegs (7-9-2) second win in its last six games, as Montoya backstopped the Jets to a 4-2 victory over Detroit on Monday and then a 4-1 loss in Chicago on Wednesday. Bryan Little, Olli Jokinen and Eric Tangradi scored for Winnipeg in the first 8:23 of the opening period, followed by Devin Setoguchi making it 4-0 at the 16:45 mark of the first period. The first-period barrage was the most goals the Jets have scored in a period since March 1, 2012, when they recorded five against Florida. Fans at the MTS Centre gave the Jets a standing ovation as they left the ice for the first intermission. The Predators, coming off road wins against Colorado and Los Angeles, move to 8-6-2. "I give a lot of credit to Pavelec," Nashville coach Barry Trotz said. "I mean, to me, if we can get through that first period 3-0, I believe we have a chance to come back. Not saying we wouldve, but we have a chance to get back in the hockey game. "I thought the killer goal in that game was the fourth goal." Little added his second goal of the game, and 10th of the season, midway through the third period to make it 5-0. "I think we just kept it simple," said Little, who leads his team with 15 points. "We came out really hard, which was great." Andrew Ladd, playing in his 550th NHL game, and Blake Wheeler each had a pair of assists and Jokinen added an assist to go with his goal. Jokinen wasnt over-excited about the victory. "Its good we scored four goals in the first period, but it was far from a complete game," said a subdued Jokinen. "The last 40 minutes was not the way we should play. We take two points and we can be happy, but theres no reason to plan the parade on Portage Avenue." Tangradis slight redirection of a Dustin Byfuglien point shot sent goalie Carter Hutton to the bench in favour of Marek Mazanec at 8:23 of the first. Mazanec, called up from Milwaukee of the AHL on Nov. 5 and playing in his first NHL game, turned aside 21 of the 23 shots he faced. Hutton stopped five of the eight shots he faced in 8:23 of work. Nashville is without veteran netminder Pekka Rinne, who was placed on injured reserve Oct. 24 with whats now being reported as an E. coli infection in his hip. When asked about the report, Trotz said he hasnt talked to Rinne about that. "I know that the doctors are still working with him and hes on schedule," said Trotz. That schedule was "when he was supposed to return," which had been about six weeks. Winnipegs scoring began with an unexpected move by Little that earned him his team-leading ninth goal. After picking up a rebound in the slot off a shot by Ladd, Little moved to the face-off circle with his back to Hutton, but then spun around and fired the puck past the netminder at 3:02. Jokinen scored his third of the season with a close wrist shot at 6:47 off a pass by Evander Kane, but he wasnt over-excited about the victory. Byfugliens blast from the point caught a bit of Tangradi as he was screening Hutton. Mazanec entered the game and Setoguchi scored on his teams 11th shot of the night after Jokinen won the faceoff and passed the puck to his teammate in front of the net. "Hes a battler," Trotz said of Mazanec. "Hes a young man who has a lot of talent. Still has to learn to play goal. It was a good night for him to go in for us." Littles second goal couldnt miss as Mazenec was stretching back across the front of the net to follow the rebound off a Ladd shot, but Little fired the puck over his body at 9:53 for the 5-0 gap. Nashville was 0 for 4 on the power play and Winnipeg 0 for 3. The fans gave the Jets another loud standing ovation during the final minute of the game. "A night like tonight well take the 5-0 game, but it wasnt necessarily a clinic, but well take the win," Jets coach Claude Noel said. "Weve had enough heartache for a while, well take one of these." Winnipeg hosts San Jose on Sunday, while Nashville continues its season-long, seven-game road trip with the fifth stop Sunday in New Jersey. Black Michael Kors Jet Set Tote .J. -- The New York Giants have signed quarterback Rusty Smith, who played the last four seasons with the Tennessee Titans. Black Classic Short Ugg Boots . Danks (1-8) lost his first eight decisions in the worst opening to a season by a White Sox starter since 1942. The lefty looked like his 15-game winning self of a year ago, allowing just one unearned run on seven hits with striking out six and walking just one in 7 1/3 innings. http://www.clearanceshop.me.uk/ugg-boots-clearance-sale-women/ugg-ultimate.html . The Edmonton Eskimos signed their starting quarterback to a contract extension through the 2016 season Monday. Authentic Michael Kors Outlet . After beating the ninth-seeded Zhang Shuai of China 6-2, 6-2 on Saturday, Ivanovic described the prospect of winning as a "dream." "Ten years on tour and I never have a title on grass," the 26-year-old Serb said. Ugg Fox Fur Tall Boots Cyber Monday . The Argentina international, who has scored 19 goals in 20 games for City this season, was hurt at the start of the second half in the 6-3 win over Arsenal in the Premier League on Saturday.(SportsNetwork.com) - The Detroit Tigers go after their 12th straight road win on Monday when they start a three-game series with the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. Watch the game live on TSN2 and TSN GO at 7pm et/4pm pt. Detroit won its sixth straight game overall and completed a three-game sweep of the Boston Red Sox on Sunday, as Victor Martinez hit a two-run home run in the Tigers 6-2 triumph. Miguel Cabrera went 3-for-4 with two RBI, while Ian Kinsler was 4-for-5 with two runs scored for Detroit, which is in the midst of its longest road winning streak since capturing the first 17 away from home back in 1984. "Miggy and Victor have been hitting well all season long," Detroit manager Brad Ausmus said. Anibal Sanchez (1-2) returned from a stint on the disabled list to pick up his first win of the season as he gave up two runs -- one earned -- on five hits with three walks and three strikeouts over five innings. Getting the call for the Tigers on Monday will be lefty Drew Smyly, who is 2-2 with a 2.70 ERA. Smyly did not get a decision on Tuesday in Baltimore, but he pitched well, as he allowed just a run and five hits in six innings of his teams 4-1 win. Smyly has faced the Indians 11 times, but this will only be his second start against them. He is 1-1 in those appearances with a 5.09 ERA. Cleveland, meanwhile, will counter with rightty Corey Kluber, who has won his last two starts.dddddddddddd Kluber was supported with 15 runs on Wednesday in Toronto, as he surrendered a pair of runs and four hits in seven innings. He also struck out nine batters and improved to 4-3 to go along with a 3.38 ERA. Kluber is just 1-3 with a 5.50 ERA in seven games (6 starts). "Everybody here is aware of the fact that [the Tigers] are playing well," said Kluber. "But it doesnt do us any good to compare ourselves to them, at this point." As hot as Detroit is at the moment, Cleveland enters this series at the other end of the spectrum and has dropped four in a row after a 13-3 shellacking at the hands of the Oakland Athletics on Sunday. Justin Masterson (2-3) surrendered a season-high seven runs on seven hits and five walks in 4 1/3 innings to absorb his second straight loss. "Command was obviously his biggest issue. He had five walks and couldnt locate his breaking ball," said Indians manager Terry Francona. Michael Bourn and Michael Brantley each recorded solo homers for the Indians, who have dropped six of their last eight games. Cleveland was 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position and left 12 men on base. Detroit split a two-game series with the Tribe earlier in the year, but has won 15 of the last 18 matchups. 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