Jets fall to Islanders, lose fourth straight game

Winnipeg Jets' Tobias Enstrom (39) and the New York Islanders' Kyle Okposo fight for the puck...

Winnipeg Jets' Tobias Enstrom (39) and the New York Islanders' Kyle Okposo fight for the puck during the first period of their NHL hockey game in Uniondale, New York April 2, 2013. (REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton)

KEN WIEBE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:23 PM ET

The Winnipeg Jets have picked the worst possible time to record their longest losing streak of the season.

With division opponents breathing down their necks and the playoff race heating up, the Jets lost their fourth straight, Tuesday, 5-2 in Carolina, as their grasp on first place in the NHL’s Southeast continues to slip.

The Jets now lead the Southeast by just two points, as Washington beat Carolina and has 36 points, with two games in hand.

Jets forward Nik Antropov left the game in the third period with what was reported as a lower body injury.


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