February 13, 2013
Jets' Pavelec needs to regroup for Penguins ... and he's not the only one
By KEN WIEBE, QMI Agency
The Winnipeg Jets proved to be the perfect elixir for a struggling road team.
This was no cellar-dwellar and the Philadelphia Flyers showcased plenty of desperation while playing on consecutive nights after getting blown out 5-2 by the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday in The Big Smoke.
Although they said all the right things about being ready to face a team with the mentality of a wounded animal, the Jets showed flashes and came in waves, but ultimately ran into a hot goalie and didn’t do enough of the necessary things to pull out a victory.
When the final buzzer sounded, the Jets were staring up at a 3-2 defeat, leaving them with a record of 5-6-1 as they hit the quarter-pole of the 48-game NHL season.