Jets shelled by Oilers 6-2

Edmonton's Sam Gagner (89) celebrates a goal during the first period of the Edmonton Oilers' NHL...

Edmonton's Sam Gagner (89) celebrates a goal during the first period of the Edmonton Oilers' NHL hockey game against the Winnipeg Jets at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alta., on Monday, Dec. 23, 2013. (Codie McLachlan/QMI Agency)

Ken Wiebe, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:06 AM ET

The Winnipeg Jets look like a team that is in dire need of the Christmas break.

The reality is they probably need more than just four days to get things sorted out though.

How the Jets come back from the holiday could be the difference between working to get back in the playoff discussion or fighting for the first overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

Fresh off a well-played 2-1 loss to the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday, the Jets weren’t able to muster off a great deal of urgency against an Edmonton Oilers team that had lost six consecutive games and were blown out 6-0 on Saturday by the St. Louis Blues, prompting one angry fan to throw a jersey onto the ice at the end of the game.

The Oilers put that losing skid in their rearview mirror, thanks to a 6-2 triumph over the Jets on Monday night at Rexall Place.

“It’s the same old (crap) game after game,” said Jets capain Andrew Ladd. “Frustrating doesn’t even begin to describe it.”

 


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