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"We know it's something we need to get better at because when we get to the [Stanley Cup] Playoffs, it will depend on situations but we might have to win one or two away," forward Nikolaj Ehlers said after practice Monday. "It's something we're working on and something we need to get better at, for sure." Winnipeg's 16-3-1 home record, Stan Mikita Authentic Jersey including five wins in a row and a run of 16 of 17 games earning at least a point (15-1-1), has taken some of the heat off its inconsistent play on the road. "It's tough to put a finger on," center Bryan Little said. "You see it a lot around the League, teams having a better home than away record. It's nice to be at home, playing in front of your own fans. I think you get up for those games a bit more. "The last few years, Steve Larmer Authentic Jersey our home record hasn't been this good, so I think it's just the fact that we're a better team this year and I think we feed off that home crowd." The Jets are 0-6 on the road in overtime (0-5) and the shootout (0-1); they're 1-1 at home. Their six road losses after regulation are tied with the Sabres and Anaheim Ducks for most in the League. "Overtime hasn't been our friend this year," Little said. "One mistake and it could go either way. I feel like most of the 3-on-3 games could have gone either way. You trade really good chances for most of it and it's the first team that scores that takes advantage of it. I feel like we've been a bit snakebitten in those games." Winnipeg's poor Tanner Kero Authentic Jersey record past regulation on the road is a bit of a glass-half-full, glass-half-empty situation. The Jets have seven points for OT and shootout losses through 43 games compared to seven in 82 games in 2016-17, when they finished seven points behind the Nashville Predators for the second wild card into the playoffs from the Western Conference. "When you can push a game to overtime and get at least a point on the road, it's always good," defenseman Josh Morrissey said. "As far as overtime goes, it's really one of those things that we've had a lot of chances in those games we've lost in overtime. They could have gone either way. I don't think there's a whole lot we'd change in those overtimes. But it's something where the bounces could go either way." Winnipeg's most Tony Esposito Authentic Jersey recent overtime loss on the road, 3-2 to the Colorado Avalanche on Jan. 2, was a great example of that. Defenseman Dustin Byfuglien hit the post on a breakaway late in overtime, and Colorado defenseman Erik Johnson scored on a breakaway seconds later. The Jets have 24 points on the road this season, tied with the Anaheim Ducks for fourth-most in the Western Conference behind the St. Louis Blues (25) and the Los Angeles Kings and Predators (28 each). Morrissey said that's evidence the Jets are holding their own on the road. He also said the Jets have the quickness and skill to do well in overtime.
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