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“I can’t comment on how (the referees) feel toward any one individual player,” Gorges said. “I don’t know if there’s a grudge or something. It’s too bad.”

Frolik’s early third-period goal stood up as the winner. After a Winnipeg dump-in, Price mishandled the puck outside his crease and lost possession to Andrew Ladd. The Jets captain found a streaking Frolik in front of the net, and Price couldn’t make it back in time to stop the shot.

The Jets (27-25-5) have won eight of 10 since Paul Maurice took over as coach on Jan. 12. Winnipeg is still last in the Central Division, but the Jets are only four points off the final playoff spot in the Western Conference.

Winnipeg, which has won four of five on the road, beat the Canadiens for the first time in seven meetings.

“We’ve made some pretty big strides,” Maurice said. “There’s still a lot to cover. It’s what we want our team to look like. We want to define what the Winnipeg Jets’ game is. That’s going to take a long time to do.

“We’re big and we’re fast and we’re young. We want to use that. We want to be aggressive with our size and our speed.”

Winnipeg came out strong, outshooting the Canadiens 7-0 in the first three minutes. A few key saves by Price kept the game scoreless.

Enstrom put the Jets on the board at 9:13 of the second.

The Winnipeg defenseman carried the puck along the end boards, circled the net and squeezed a shot under Price’s glove on the wraparound for his sixth of the season.

After hitting two posts in the period, the Canadiens tied it on a quick release wrister by Gionta at 17:06.

While playing 4-on-4, the Canadiens captain took a pass from Tomas Plekanec on his backhand, quickly switched to the forehand and fired in a sharp shot into the roof of the net.

Despite the no-call at the end, Gorges said the Canadiens shouldn’t have waited so long to get even.

“That wasn’t the difference,” Gorges said. “But it was a frustrating end to the game.”

The Canadiens couldn’t benefit from two third-period power plays.

NOTES: Michael Bournival was back in the Canadiens lineup after missing Saturday’s game because of the flu. Christian Thomas dressed for the second straight game, and George Parros was a healthy scratch. … The Jets were without Evander Kane, the team’s third-leading goal scorer. He is out with an infection in his hand. … The Canadiens beat the Jets 3-0 in the teams’ first meeting on Oct. 15, 2013.