NEWS
12/03/2011 10:02 EST | Updated 02/02/2012 05:12 EST

Kane scores twice, Pavelec makes 23 saves as Jets down slumping Devils 4-2

WINNIPEG - Evander Kane scored a pair of goals as the Winnipeg Jets defeated the New Jersey Devils 4-2 on Saturday.

The loss was the Devils' fourth straight, their longest losing streak of the season, as they fell to 12-12-1.

Winnipeg won its second in a row and moved to 11-11-4 in front of a sellout crowd of 15,004 at the MTS Centre.

Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec, making his 23rd start of the season, turned aside 23 shots.

Johan Hedberg made 16 saves for New Jersey.

Kane scored the Jets' first goal of the game and added an empty-netter with 32 seconds left.

Alexander Burmistrov and Mark Stuart had the other Jets goals and Bryan Little picked up a pair of assists.

Adam Henrique and Patrik Elias scored for New Jersey.

Kane scored his team-leading 13th goal of the season when a shot from defenceman Dustin Byfuglien deflected off his stick past Hedberg at 1:42 of the first period.

New Jersey replied four minutes later with a low shot from Henrique that beat Pavelec on the glove side.

The teams were 6-6 on shots on goal in the tight-checking first period.

Special teams accounted for the second-period scoring.

The Devils went ahead 2-1 at 17:17 when Elias scored his ninth goal of the season on a two-man advantage.

The Jets responded with a short-handed goal by Burmistrov just over a minute later to tie the score 2-2.

Winnipeg got a bit of a scare early in the third period when Kane fell while barrelling to the net with the puck and banged his leg against the post.

He laid on the ice for a bit, but skated to the bench on his own and was soon back to action.

While it looked like Kane was in on Winnipeg