Jets drop third-straight, lose 3-1 to Edmonton
The Winnipeg Jets have fallen to 12-8-2 with a 3-1 loss to the Edmonton Oilers from Canada Life Centre on Thursday night.
Jumping out to an early lead, Winnipeg got too comfortable and let the potent Oilers offence come back into the fold.
Scoring with just 6:49 left in the game, Darnell Nurse got Edmonton's first of the night on a squeaker that fooled Connor Hellebuyck.
Then, with Gabe Vilardi in the box for holding the stick, Connor McDavid got the puck to Leon Draisaitl, who hammered home his 10th on the year on the power play, potting the winner with 2:13 to go.
Hellebuyck made his way to the bench for the extra attacker, but Ryan McLeod scored and empty-netter, sealing the deal with 20 seconds left int he game.
The Jets next see another Connor, Connor Bedard on Saturday afternoon when the Chicago Blackhawks make their way to town.
The extended photo library from Thursday's game vs. Edmonton is courtesy of Scott Stroh:
Josh Morrissey on an interference check from Mattias Janmark that did not result in a penalty:
“I was told we just ran into each other. Obviously, you can tell, that’s where a little bit of my frustration comes from. But you know, the game happens fast. I didn’t see it that way. I asked about it again in the third, and I think they would have had time to watch it in the intermission. I was again told that we ran into each other. So, that’s a frustrating play for me. Like I said, things happen, it’s a fast game. I don’t think that he was trying to make a dirty play. I’ve played against him a lot. I don’t think he’s a dirty player at all. I think he was trying to run interference on a little pick, and that was my view. I’m sure the ref and other people have their opinions. Maybe we did just run into each other. It is what it is.”
Head coach Rick Bowness:
"Our biggest problem tonight was faceoffs."
Next up for the Jets is the third test of the four-game homestand, as Connor Bedard and the Chicago Blackhawks roll into town on Saturday. The matinee affair will feature a 2:00 PM central start time. Winnipeg concludes its homestand with a test against Carolina on Monday. Saturday's game can be viewed live on TSN, while Monday's will be a Sportsnet showing.