It starts with the captain, who has shown the kind of leadership most teams dream about in recent weeks.

It continues with the re-emergence of Blake Wheeler as a power forward.

And the exclamation point comes from Evander Kane, who is playing some of the best hockey of his career, using his speed, size and scoring touch to bring some balance to a Winnipeg Jets lineup that has been far too reliant on its top line.

The Jets are playing good hockey right now and have climbed back into the Southeast Division title conversation with their best players playing their best hockey.

Andrew Ladd? Check.

He leads all NHL captains in goal scoring with 10, hasn't gone two games in a row without recording a point, leads the team with 17 points and is a plus-4.

Wheeler? Check.

Last season's leading scorer looks like he has regained his form by going hard to the net, using his big frame and speed to protect pucks and showing his soft hands in the offensive zone.