Flat Second Period Sinks Jets at Heritage Classic
This time, there was no miraculous comeback in the cards for the Winnipeg Jets.
As the Jets went outdoors for the 2016 Heritage Classic, they fell 3-0 to the Edmonton Oilers before a sellout crowd of 33,240 at Investors Group Field.
The biggest issues that have plagued the Jets in the early stage of the new season were evident once again, as they were sunk by another bad second period, giving up all three goals in the middle frame.
For the campaign, the Jets have given up 11 goals and scored just once as they slipped to 2-3 overall.
“We’re just not doing a good enough job. Teams that we’ve been playing seem to regroup after the first and figure out a way to put some pressure on us,” said Jets captain Blake Wheeler. “We just stopped moving our feet the way we did in the first.”
Once again, the Jets power play let them down, as they went zero-for-four and gave up a shorthanded goal to leave them at two-for-20 (10%) on the season.