WINNIPEG - For 2,815 seconds, the Winnipeg looked like they were going to snap out of their three game winless streak. Former Global TV Sports Director and Winnipeg broadcasting legend Joe Pacucci summed up what came next when he tweeted, “All the good work done by the Jets gone in nine seconds. Brendan Dillon can’t get the puck out of the zone and that leads to the first goal against and then Connor Hellebuyck has a brain freeze and the Penguins tie it”.
The Jets dropped their fourth straight, falling 3-2 in a shootout to the Pittsburgh Penguins Sunday afternoon at PPG Arena. Winnipeg carried the 2-0 lead into the third with goals from Blake Wheeler and Kyle Connor, but then the roof fell in with those two Penguins goals in 9 seconds from Kasperi Kapanen and Jeff Carter which tied things up. Overtime didn’t solve anything and Sydney Crosby scored the only goal in the shootout, giving Pittsburgh the win. The Jets were outshot 38-29 by the Penguins in a terribly officiated affair. The Penguins were only penalized once for too many men, while the Jets took four marginal penalties.
The Jets play their first home game Tuesday after over 5 weeks of being on the road when they host the Florida Panther at 7pm (TSN 3, 680 CJOB/Power 97).
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