The Winnipeg Jets lost 4-1 to the PHILADELPHIA Flyers on Thursday
If you thought things couldn't get worse for Winnipeg than the Jets' three-game losing streak continuing after the All-Star break, you're in for a surprise.
After seeing that streak hit four games with a 3-0 shutout to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday, the Jets travelled east to Philadelphia on Thursday for a road tilt with the Flyers. Winnipeg ended its mini, two-game trek with another loss, narrowly missing out on yet another shutout against.
This time, the Jets did score a goal - Kyle Connor's 19th of the season - but it took nearly 55 minutes of game action to do so.
Samuel Ersson made 28 stops for the Flyers, while Laurent Brossoit turned aside just 17 of the 21 pucks fired his way.
Winnipeg is now winless in its last five games and is set to face the very same Penguins that it lost to earlier this week on Saturday in a rematch from Canada Life Centre on Hockey Night in Canada.
The Jets have scored just four total goals in their last five games (all losses) and haven't seemed to be able to find the groove they were operating in during the months of December and January.
Trade acquisition Sean Monahan has yet to serve as a major contributor to the offence, while Winnipeg's defence remains suspect over the past handful of starts. Missing Brenden Dillon due to suspension, the Jets saw Logan Stanley spring into action in his first game since December 12 - a span of nearly two months.
Following its game against Pittsburgh on Saturday, Winnipeg takes on the league's 31st-place team, San Jose on Wednesday, before once again hitting the road. The Jets currently stand at 30-14-5 and own 65 points, good for third place in the Central Division.