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Jets give Maurice victory in debut

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The Winnipeg Jets found the energy they have lacked for weeks and made new coach Paul Maurice a winner in his debut behind the bench by routing the visiting Phoenix Coyotes, 5-1, on Monday night.

Olli Jokinen, Eric O'Dell, Blake Wheeler, Michael Frolik, and Devin Setoguchi scored for the Jets (20-23-5), who held a 38-19 shots advantage.

Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored for Phoenix, but that was the only shot that got past goalie Ondrej Pavelec. Phoenix (21-15-9) lost its third in a row and continues to slide following a 14-4-4 start.

Maurice got his first cheer during the national anthem when his face showed on the scoreboard. He took over after Claude Noel was fired on Sunday, ending his 2½ years as the first coach of the Jets after the franchise relocated from Atlanta.

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