Jets pay price for coming out flat

Philadelphia Flyers goalie Steve Mason makes a save as Winnipeg Jets right winger Devin Setoguchi...

Philadelphia Flyers goalie Steve Mason makes a save as Winnipeg Jets right winger Devin Setoguchi and Flyers centre Sean Couturier battle in front of him. (John Geliebter/USA TODAY Sports)

KEN WIEBE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:40 PM ET

PHILADELPHIA - Sometimes seeing the signs isn't enough.

After watching his team win the first two games of an Eastern Conference road trip, Winnipeg Jets head coach Claude Noel was a bit concerned about a setback, that's why he took time to scold his players for a lack of intensity during Thursday's practice.

Given the way the Jets started Friday's morning game against the Philadelphia Flyers, you can see why Noel tried for the pre-emptive strike.

However, a day later Noel chose to bite his tongue when asked why his team came out so flat in a 2-1 loss at Wells Fargo Center.

"I don't have a theory, I'll just keep the theories to myself," said Noel. "The question always is, how do you get it on track? You try to do different things. Yelling and screaming doesn't do you a whole lot of good. Pound your drum all you want, it gets old."

Jets right-winger Devin Setoguchi was kind enough to share his theory on the slow start.


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