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Jets booed on home ice during loss to Capitals

Mar 23, 2013, 12:12 AM EDT

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Back-to-back losses to the Washington Capitals on home ice has the Winnipeg Jets’ faithful a tad impatient.

The Jets, in the midst of a four-game home stand, were thumped 4-0 by the Capitals on Thursday, and then suffered a 6-1 loss to the same team roughly 24 hours later, leading to an appearance from the boo birds in Winnipeg.

It doesn’t take much analysis to figure out how the Jets performed over the course of these past two games.

“Awful,” Jets forward Olli Jokinen told the Winnipeg Free Press.

“We’ve got to give (the Capitals) credit a little bit with the way they play, they play smart hockey. But it’s a pretty bad feeling when your own fans are booing you out of the game. We’re disappointed with the way we played here the last couple of days.

“We’ve got to try to stay positive. We believe we’re a good team and we will be better Sunday.”

The Jets are still the top team in the Southeast Division, although its not the strongest division in the Eastern Conference.

Of the five teams in the Southeast, only two are currently in a playoff position.

The Carolina Hurricanes occupy the eighth seed, but are tied in points (32) with the ninth-place New York Rangers.

  1. capsfan19 - Mar 23, 2013 at 12:18 AM

    Ha not an article about how well the caps played but instead how jets lost. Nice

  2. govtminion - Mar 23, 2013 at 12:19 AM

    They SHOULD boo. I watched both games (I’m in the Caps broadcast area), and the Jets made the Caps look like… well, the 2009 Capitals. You lose two games by a combined 10-1, the fans SHOULD be angry. Poor goaltending, absolutely awful defense, no special teams to speak of, and other than the one garbage-time goal the offense didn’t bother showing up- in the first game, Holtby hardly even got challenged. Just dismal showing by the Jets.

  3. ravenscaps48 - Mar 23, 2013 at 12:57 AM

    That was the first time I had ever heard a “SHOOT THE PUCK!” Chant

  4. nananatman - Mar 23, 2013 at 9:45 AM

    At least you’re not the Flames.

  5. wethog66 - Mar 23, 2013 at 7:45 PM

    “We’ve got to give (the Capitals) credit a little bit with the way they play, they play smart hockey….”

    A little bit of credit, Olli? The Caps kicked your ass on home ice. Nothing little about it. It was a significantly huge ass kicking.

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