The Winnipeg Jets vaulted back into first place in their division with a come-from-behind, 3-1 win over the Boston Bruins at the MTS Centre, Tuesday.

Trailing 1-0 through 40 minutes and having a hard time matching Boston’s work ethic, the Jets finally found some offence midway through the third period.

A goal by Blake Wheeler on a picture-perfect deflection brought the crowd and the Jets to life, and Evander Kane gave Winnipeg the lead on a rebound, 57 seconds later.

The new-found momentum carried the Jets through a hairy penalty kill immediately after — Winnipeg was perfect on four Boston power plays — and the Jets shut the door the rest of the way.

Wheeler scored an empty-net goal with seven seconds left to ice it.

The win propels the Jets, 16-12-2, back into first place in the Southeast Division with 34 points, as Carolina lost to Florida and sits second with 32 points and a game in hand.