Jets Fall to Flyers for First Lost since December 27
The Winnipeg Jets have come up short for the first time since December 27, 2023.
Falling 2-0 to the visiting Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday, the Jets snapped their eight-game winning streak and 14-game points streak, as they couldn't find a way to beat the red - or should we say, orange - hot Flyers goaltender, Samuel Ersson.
The game was Winnipeg's first regulation loss since December 12, so it isn't anything to lose sleep over, but the team did not start off well.
Missing back-to-back glorious chances in the opening period seemingly set the tone for a strong showing from Philadelphia's netminder, who turned aside all 35 shots he faced en route to his third shutout of the season. He has four shutouts in 31 NHL games played.
Mark Scheifele missed Saturday's game with a lower-body injury, while Rasmus Kupari drew back into the lineup for the first time in two months following an upper-body.
Winnipeg will look to turn things around on Tuesday when the New York Islanders make their lone visit to Canada Life Centre.
The extended photo library from Saturday's game vs. Philadelphia is courtesy of Scott Stroh:
Gabriel Vilardi on the Jets' first loss in nine games:
"We couldn't pull one out of the hat. Gotta score. Can't win if you can't score."
Nino Niederreiter on the Flyers' physicality:
“That’s how they used to play, and that’s how they play again. Whenever you play against Philly, you know it’s going to be a hard-fought game. They fought harder than we did tonight.”
Next up, the Jets take on the visiting New York Islanders on Tuesday evening in the final test of the four-game homestand. Saturday's game marked the first of nine-straight against Eastern Conference teams. Tuesday's game can be viewed live on TSN at 7:00 PM central time.