Evander Kane said there was nothing easy about his game-winner Tuesday night against the Boston Bruins.

It looked kind of easy. A Grant Clitsome shot from the left-wing boards squirted through Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask and when the spinning puck appeared in the crease behind and to Rask's left, Kane had to skate a couple of strides to pop it into the open net.

"Those empty nets have haunted me in the past so it was nice to finish that off," Kane said after the 3-1 victory.

Was he surprised to see the puck?

"No, I saw him kind of turn and the puck came out and I was just Johnny-on-the-spot, as my dad would call it, to put it in," he said.

Kane credited Blake Wheeler as instrumental in getting the Jets turned in the right direction Tuesday.

"It was nice to come out and get the guys going a bit," he also said about the third period. "Wheels was moving and it seemed like the rest of our team started to move. He made a great tip (for the 1-1 goal) and I think that got the fans into it and got the bench into it."

Kane's 12th goal of the season, with just 7:19 to play, was his team-leading fourth game-winner.