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Winnipeg Jets defenceman Dustin Byfuglien (33) is congratulated by his teammates after scoring a...

Winnipeg Jets defenceman Dustin Byfuglien (33) is congratulated by his teammates after scoring a goal during the first period against the Boston Bruins at TD Banknorth Garden. (Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports)

PAUL FRIESEN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:12 PM ET

PITTSBURGH - It was after 40 minutes, nine goals already in the books, when Jets owner Mark Chipman had a rather appropriate description for the game in progress, Sunday.

Like science fiction, he called it, referring to the out-of-this-world number of scoring chances and weird bounces that had his team up, 5-4, going into the third period.

It's often like this when the Jets visit the Penguins. An 8-5 game a couple of years ago was eerily similar.

In the end, it always turns into a horror story, though, for Winnipeg.

They lost that 13-goal nightmare in Year 1, just like they'd lost the previous 10 times, here. Last year they made it 12.

Sunday, they made it a baker's dozen. With turnovers, of course. Because that's their favourite.

Falling apart in their own zone and handing over a pair of third-period goals, they dropped a 6-5 track meet that wasn't anything like the type of hockey they want to play.


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