Jets hot out of the gate as defence and discipline set the tone this season

The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG - With three wins and a shootout point, the sophomore Winnipeg Jets are off to a hot start this lockout-shortened NHL season.

But coach Claude Noel isn't making any bold predictions as his team heads out on their second road trip.

He says it's just too soon with only five games played, as the Jets prepare for the Montreal Canadiens Tuesday night.

The Jets are playing a more disciplined and defensive style of hockey and Noel says they're not letting their focus stray too far down the path.

The Jets lead the NHL in the fewest penalties this season.

Goaltender Ondrej Pavelec says their approach has worked well and they have to stick with the plan as they head out on the road.