Winnipeg Jets Take Off Against Philadelphia Flyers

By Taylor Martucci


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The Philadelphia Flyers started the game against the Winnipeg Jets just where they had left off from Thursday night; scoring a goal and posting a shutout after one period of play.

However, in the second period, the Jets decided that a five game losing streak was long enough. They turned on the after burners and scorched the Flyers; scoring four goals in the period and three in a span of 2:06. It was all the scoring the Jets needed as they handed the Flyers a 4-1 loss and ended their four game winning streak.

Today’s lost cannot be attributed to lack of effort. The Flyers were out-played by a team that was desperate for points and played a great hockey game on their home ice. The Jets were extremely aggressive on the fore check and caused many turnovers in the Flyers zone. They were the better team on the ice today; the score reflected that.

The Flyers did not lose a spot in the standings, but now trail three teams by 3 points in the standings as opposed to two. Despite the loss, the Flyers still have 10 games left in the season; giving them an ample opportunity to still nab one of those last playoff spots.
The Flyers must bounce back Tuesday as they visit the New York Islanders for a pivotal Atlantic Division matchup. If the broad street bullies leave Long Island without grabbing any points, then it could be time to finally count the Flyers out this season.

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