February 18, 2013
It's make-or-break time for Winnipeg Jets
By KIRK PENTON, QMI Agency

Olli Jokinen (centre) speaks with Eric Tangradi (left) and Mark Stuart during their game against the Boston Bruins on Sunday. (KEVIN KING/Winnipeg Sun)

Less than a month into the shortened season, and it has already come to this.

You know it, Ondrej Pavelec knows it, and Claude Noel knows it: The Jets are facing a make-or-break road trip that could put the dagger into their season.

Manitoba’s favourite hockey team produced another of their usual outings on Sunday night at MTS Centre, this time against the Boston Bruins. It was one those good efforts that didn’t produce enough goals.

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The result was a 3-2 loss that extended their home losing streak to four, their overall losing skid to three and left them with more points than just one team, the Columbus Blue Jackets, in the entire NHL. Their five-game road trip begins Tuesday in Buffalo, and Pavelec is already talking like it’s make or break.

Gulp.



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