WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Jets suffered one of their most humiliating defeats in recent memory suffering a 7-1 loss at the hands of Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center on Friday afternoon.
Winnipeg went down 1-0 just 52 seconds in, 2-0 before eight minutes had passed and 5-0 before the game reached its halfway point in the second period. Down 6-0 in the third, Pierre Luc-Dubois ended the Jets scoring drought at 164 minutes with his 11th goal, but that was answered back by the Wild 14 seconds later.
“We need to be a hell of a lot better defensively,” head coach Paul Maurice said after the game in what one could consider the understatement of the year.
The now 9-7-4 Jets take on the Pacific Division leading Calgary Flames (12-3-5) tonight at the Scotiabank Saddledome. Puck drop is 9pm (SNW, 680 CJOB/Power 97).