Say this about the Winnipeg Jets: They're starting to get a feel for how to play the role of perfect party planners.

Earlier in the season -- and we're referencing the historic opener in which the Jets welcomed the famed Montreal Canadiens to the MTS Centre and then let them have the run of the place -- not so much.

But on a special Saturday night in downtown Winnipeg, the Jets and their legions of fans had the host thing down pat. They properly feted the guest of honour, the beloved Teemu Selanne, and then took care of business in an occasionally sloppy but still effective 5-3 victory over the Anaheim Ducks.

"It wasn't the prettiest game, but we got timely goals and good goaltending. We'll take the two points and move on," said Jets captain Andrew Ladd.