Jets suffer blowout loss to Wild in Game 3 but still lead series

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Jets suffer blowout loss to Wild in Game 3 but still lead series

ST. PAUL ' The Winnipeg Jets knew a big push was coming. What they didn't expect was for things to spiral out of control the way they did.

Nobody expected it would come easy, but the Jets were soundly outplayed in Game 3 and allowed the Minnesota Wild to claw their way back into this series after falling 6-2 on Sunday night at Xcel Energy Center.

The Jets still hold a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven opening-round match-up between Central Division rivals, with Game 4 set for Tuesday night.

'You've kind of have to have a short memory. It's not going to be perfect every night,' said Jets veteran centre Bryan Little. 'We weren't at our best, and they were ready to play from the start. It was just one of those games you put behind you and get ready for the next one.'

The Jets know precisely what was missing and they're not going to spend much time beating themselves up over a missed opportunity to take a 3-0 series stranglehold.

'Something we've focused a lot on from past years is just keeping the same mentality,' said Jets defenceman Jacob Trouba.

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Posted By: winnipegsun.com

Date Posted: Mon, 16 Apr 2018, 04:31 pm

Tags: Paul Maurice

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