Jets don't measure up to Blackhawks

Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews collides with Winnipeg Jets forward James Wright and...

Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews collides with Winnipeg Jets forward James Wright and defenceman Tobias Enstrom November 2, 2013. (Kevin King/Winnipeg Sun/QMI Agency)

KEN WIEBE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:52 AM ET

WINNIPEG - As far as measuring stick games go, the Winnipeg Jets left plenty to be desired in their first game of the season against the defending Stanley Cup champions.

Yes, they were full value during a strong opening period that included scoring first for just the fourth time in 15 games, but things fell completely off the rails early in the second period as the Chicago Blackhawks scored three times in a five-minute span to cruise to a 5-1 triumph before a crowd of 15,004 at MTS Centre on Saturday afternoon.

The Jets slipped to 5-8-2 on the season and are back in action Monday against the Detroit Red Wings.

Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec was yanked after giving up three goals on four shots during the early portion of the second period and four goals on 14 shots overall.


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