Jets not even close to Hawks

Winnipeg Jets defenceman Tobias Enstrom (39) tries to skate past Chicago Blackhawks left wing...

Winnipeg Jets defenceman Tobias Enstrom (39) tries to skate past Chicago Blackhawks left wing Brandon Saad (20) and center Brandon Pirri (37) during the third period at the United Center. (David Banks/USA TODAY Sports)

KEN WIEBE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:38 AM ET

Talk about polar opposites.

After producing Exhibit A on how the Winnipeg Jets need to play in order to be successful on Monday night in a 4-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings, all that hard work went right out the sindow on Wednesday.

To put it bluntly, the Chicago Blackhawks put on a clinic and Jets backup Al Montoya was the only real reason this wasn’t more of a lopsided blowout for the defending Stanley Cup champions.

“You can’t just expect it to happen — you have to make it happen,” said Jets right-winger Devin Setoguchi, who scored the lone goal for the visitors and snapped a 13-game goal-less drought. “That’s the mentality of every day. You’ve got to put in the work and play the right way in order to be successful in this league.”

The Blackhawks’ big guns — of which there are plenty — were outstanding.

Captain Jonathan Toews was winning battles and setting the tone with a late first period goal that got his team on the board.

 


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