WINNIPEG - Zach Bogosian likely wanted to hide under a rock shortly after his costly giveaway Sunday night in the Winnipeg Jets 3-2 loss to the Anaheim Ducks.
To his credit, the still-young defenceman did nothing of the sort, coming out to face the media and taking accountability for a mistake that cost the Jets a game they had no business winning anyway.
Yes, it was a major gaffe by a normally reliable defenceman. It made highlight reels, even getting described as the “lowlight of the season” by deadspin.com.
Bogosian was certainly dejected, but so were all of the Jets after a lacklustre performance cost them a chance to go 3-0 for the first time in franchise history.
And if Bogosian has a hard time forgiving himself for the mistake, his teammates had absolutely no problem absolving him of responsibility.
“It’s not his fault at all,” Jets captain Andrew Ladd said. “It’s on everybody else in the room. We didn’t deserve to win rega