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Jets ‘just need to go out and play hockey’

Oct 12, 2013, 1:25 AM EDT

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Three straight losses for the Winnipeg Jets. That’s the situation after they were beaten 4-1 by the visiting Dallas Stars on Friday night.

Not the best way to begin a six-game home stand. The Stars got out to a 4-0 lead and virtually cruised to victory, despite some amount of push from the Jets in the third period.

“I think we’re focusing a little bit too much on what everybody’s saying…,” Jets forward Evander Kane told the Winnipeg Free Press.

“I think we just need to go out and play hockey. I think we’re hesitant and when you’re in between, you get caught flat-footed.”

The Jets were victimized by the play of Stars forward Tyler Seguin, who scored twice and added two assists, which marks the first time in his NHL career that he has hit four points in a single regular season game.

The Jets got off to a good start, winning their first two games and against opponents from Edmonton and L.A.

But since then, they have struggled, scoring just four times in their past three games, all losses.

“We were better winning battles, there were some things I saw,” Jets’ head coach Claude Noel told the Winnipeg Sun.

“People will say the score is what it is at that juncture but I saw different things. We played with a lot more vim and vigour, if you will.”

  1. crazemastercraze - Oct 12, 2013 at 9:56 AM

    Essentially the same team as the Thrashers. Yet people want different results?

  2. phil4444phil - Oct 12, 2013 at 10:29 AM

    The Thrashers minus a helluva lot of deadwood. Gone are: Nik Antropov,Eric Boulton,Aleksandr Burmistrov,Radek Dvorak,Chris Mason,Ben Maxwell,Freddy Meyer,Rob Schremp,Andrei Zubarev,Anthony Stewart,Tim Stapleton.

    10 Skaters and a goalie. Half a team either retired, traded, or not offered contracts. THE SAME TEAM YOU SAY?

  3. sampulls - Oct 12, 2013 at 11:05 AM

    Kane is starting to make me a fan….he is actually starting to act like a leader!!!

    • phil4444phil - Oct 12, 2013 at 11:31 AM

      And with Adam Lowry, Edward Pasuqale ,Josh Morrissey waiting in the wings. We were asked to be patient with this team. I’m willing to wait a little longer. We’re just getting warmed up!

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