WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Jets have played with fire at times this season and Sunday night they finally got burned.
Outshot for the third game in a row, the Jets saw their modest two-game winning streak to start the season come to a screeching halt as the hard-working Anaheim Ducks skated away with a 3-2 victory at MTS Centre.
The Jets were giving away free pizzas all night and defenceman Zach Bogosian served up an extra large with 5:31 left in the third period, fanning on a pass from behind the net and handing the puck to Ducks sniper Corey Perry in the slot. The former Hart Trophy winner made no mistake, beating Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec high to give Anaheim a lead they would not relinquish.
Although they entered the game with a 2-0 record, the Jets were not satisfied with their performances in wins over Edmonton and Los Angeles. They started slowly, gave up far too many shots and were terrible in the faceoff circle.