Jets thumped by Wild for first loss of series

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Jets thumped by Wild for first loss of series

Blake Wheeler and Bryan Little of the Winnipeg Jets battle for the puck with Mikael Granlund of the Minnesota Wild during a game earlier this year. The Wild cut the Jets first-round series lead in half Sunday after a 6-2 victory.

Blake Wheeler didn't see the same intensity from his team Sunday that the Winnipeg Jets displayed over the first two games of their first-round playoff series.

That stung them in a Game 3 loss to the Minnesota Wild.

Minnesota scored four second-period goals Sunday en route to a 6-2 win over the Jets, halving Winnipeg's series lead to 2-1.

'It's one game in a seven-game series. We didn't play anywhere near our level tonight, and it's a fine line for us,' said the Jets captain. 'We need to play with team speed, like we were able to accomplish the second half of both Games 1 and 2.

'They came out extremely hard, it's not a death sentence by any means in this building. But when that second period started, we weren't able to get faster. And that's when the game changed. They stuck with it, and we just weren't able to get to our speed we needed to get to.

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Posted By: globalnews.ca

Date Posted: Mon, 16 Apr 2018, 04:32 pm

Tags: Paul Maurice

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