Apologies, if you've heard this before.

The Winnipeg Jets are coming off a big win but are concerned about keeping the same level of performance going for the next game.

With good reason.

A lack of consistency from game to game has haunted the Jets all season, and, realistically, for the better part of three seasons. It's the primary reason the Jets are not now, and never have been, a playoff team.

So that might explain why assistant captain Olli Jokinen was in no mood to celebrate after Friday's 5-0 win over the Nashville Predators. The San Jose Sharks and their 10-2-4 record are in town Sunday night and it will take another solid performance and another win to make Jokinen even think about smiling.

"We have to win games," said Jokinen, who had a goal and an assist Friday night. "We're two games below .500 and if you want to make the playoffs in this conference you've got to be 14-15 games over .500. It's a big mountain to climb but you have to take baby steps to reach there. We took a step forward (Friday) but it's a really small step. We have to take that little step again (Sunday)."

This isn't the first time this season Jokinen has talked about the Jets need to take a step back and stop planning parades after every win. So far though, his words have gone unheeded. The Jets have won back-to-back games only once and it was the first two games of the season.

"These other teams never lose twice in a row," Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec said. "It seems like everybody is winning around us. We have to keep it going. It seems like we're not able to win back-to-back games and that's really what we have to focus on."

The Sharks, who boast an embarrassment of riches up front, especially at centre with Joe Thornton, Logan Couture and Joe Pavelski, have lost their last four games, though they gained points in three of them.