Ondrej Pavelec stopped all 33 shots he faced to make Bryan Little's first-period goal stand up as the Winnipeg Jets blanked Phoenix 1-0 on Thursday in the Coyotes' first game in Manitoba since leaving for the desert in 1996.
Phoenix had beaten the then-Atlanta Thrashers on six straight occasions prior to Thursday's contest.
Pavelec made six saves in the third period for his second shutout of the season and eighth career.
Just after Pavelec made a big stop on Kyle Turris, Winnipeg scored the lone goal of the contest.
Little tracked down the rebound of Evander Kane’s shot off the iron and stuffed it inside the right post at 6:53. It was the fifth goal in six games for Little.
Pavelec came up big in goal for the Jets in the second period, stopping all 16 shots to keep the lead.
Phoenix forced the puck in close and got traffic in front, but Pavelec was sharp. Winnipeg could not add to its lead with three power plays.
Phoenix captain Shane Doan is only player left on the Coyotes who played for the organization when it was in Winnipeg. He was a 1995 first-round pick and played for the former Jets in 1995-96.