March 2, 2013
Winnipeg Jets give us that sinking feeling again
By PAUL FRIESEN, QMI Agency

The Capitals' Tomas Kundratek (L) jumps for a loose puck in front of Jets' Olli Jokinen on Saturday (FRED GREENSLADE/Reuters)

So much for being “above the line.”

Faced with the prospect of actually cementing their eighth-place position in the NHL East, Saturday, the Winnipeg Jets made like a chunk of concrete and began sinking again.

Against that powerhouse known as the Washington Capitals, an Eastern Conference bottom-feeder with all the identity of a mime, the Jets were shut out for the first time this season, on home ice, no less.

This was no stoned-by-a-hot-goalie shutout, though.

The Jets treated Washington’s Braden Holtby like a dinner guest, throwing a mean appetizer at him, perhaps, but making him feel plenty comfortable for much of the last 40 minutes.

Comfortable is exactly how the Jets looked: pleased with themselves after winning five of their last six and moving into playoff position.


Satisfied in winning 10 of 20 games.


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