Jets need to rebound after letdown against Panthers

Florida Panthers defenceman Erik Gudbranson and Winnipeg Jets winger Chris Thorburn collide at the...

Florida Panthers defenceman Erik Gudbranson and Winnipeg Jets winger Chris Thorburn collide at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla., Dec. 5, 2013. (ROBERT MAYER/USA Today)

Ken Wiebe, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:46 AM ET

It’s not like the Winnipeg Jets haven’t been here before.

Say what you will about their tendency to threaten to push through before suffering another setback, but the fact of the matter is that they Jets are one win away from enjoying a successful road trip.

Given the situation they’re in, the Jets obviously wanted to secure a clean sweep on this six-game roadie against Eastern Conference opponents but the likelihood of that happening was pretty slim.

Many teams far more playoff-hardened than the Jets have been seduced by the balmy weather of Florida and come out and laid an egg.

How the Jets respond — or if they actually do respond — will be the true measure of this two-week junket.

“Three and three or four and two, there’s a big difference,” said Jets defenceman Mark Stuart. “Now, we just need to rebound.”

 


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