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WINNIPEG -- Ondrej Pavelec couldnt have asked for a better return afte

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. Jack Doyle Jersey . The lawyers filed a 33-page amended complaint Tuesday in federal court in Manhattan, expanding on the suit originally filed Oct. 3 in New York Supreme Court. 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The flanker, who has played 65 times for France, is expected to be out for up to four months.OKLAHOMA CITY -- Kevin Durant did the expected. And for a change, Oklahoma Citys defence came along for the ride. Durant scored 33 points, Serge Ibaka had 17 points and 17 rebounds and the Thunder snapped a two-game skid by defeating the Milwaukee Bucks 101-85 Saturday night. Oklahoma City was coming off two poor defensive efforts. On Tuesday, the Thunder let the Jazz shoot 59 per cent from the field on their way to a 112-101 win. Two nights later, Denver led 89-66 after three quarters before holding on for a 101-88 win over the Thunder. This time, the Thunder held the Bucks to 40 per cent shooting and sent them to their fifth consecutive loss. "All we wanted to focus on was defence," Durant said. "We told the guys before the game, Dont worry about making shots or missing shots, just worry about locking in on defence, and I think they did a great job of that." Durant took care of much of the offence, though much of his damage came after a hard fall. He went up to block a shot in the second quarter, hit the floor and remained there for a few minutes. He got up and walked to the bench on his own as the crowds cheers broke a concerned silence. Moments later he made his first 3-pointer of the game. He made 7 of 9 shots from the field after the fall. "That fall woke me up," said Durant, who missed his first eight shots from the field. "One of my friends texted me after the game and said as soon as I fell, he dropped to his knees and prayed for me. I guess that helped, too." Jeremy Lamb added 17 points for the Thunder, who had lost four of six. Oklahoma City scored just 14 points in the first quarter and 38 in the first half before heating up and hitting 63 after the break. O.J. 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It would have been worse had Brandon Knight not found his shooting stroke. Knight, held without a point in the first half, scored 11 of his 13 points in the third quarter. Oklahoma City made just 12 of 42 shots in the first half, but hit 13 of 24 in the third period. "It got away in the third quarter," Drew said. "I thought defensively, we had some breakdowns." Milwaukee didnt go away. Back-to-back 3s by Mayo cut Oklahoma Citys lead to 81-72 and forced the Thunder to call timeout with 9:20 remaining. The Thunder regrouped and controlled the rest of the game. Durant and Ibaka left with 1:45 remaining and the Thunder leading 99-85. Durant said it was good to be able to win ugly. "It shows we can win different ways," he said. "We can play fast-paced, slow it down, win a sloppy game or a low-scoring game. Tonight, we didnt get down on ourselves and let it affect our defence. Everybody played hard." 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