Jets lose fifth straight, this time to CBJ

Columbus Blue Jackets centre Boone Jenner crashes into the net of Winnipeg Jets goaltender Ondrej...

Columbus Blue Jackets centre Boone Jenner crashes into the net of Winnipeg Jets goaltender Ondrej Pavelec during NHL action at MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Man. on Sat., Jan. 11, 2014. Jenner was awarded a penalty shot on the play. (Kevin King/Winnipeg Sun/QMI Agency)

KIRK PENTON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:48 AM ET

WINNIPEG - Now what?

One can only imagine the possibilities bouncing around general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff’s brain after the Columbus Blue Jackets spanked his Winnipeg Jets 6-3 on Saturday night at MTS Centre.

Is head coach Claude Noel about to walk the plank?

Is one of the team’s top players about to get a plane ticket and a new home address?

Or does Cheveldayoff find out if his team has the will to dig itself out of its longest regulation losing streak since arriving in Winnipeg nearly three years ago?

The possibilities are plentiful, and none of them overly pretty.

Thanks to Saturday night’s stinker, Winnipeg has lost five regulation contests in a row for the second time since transplanting from Atlanta. One more setback, on Monday night against the Phoenix Coyotes, would make it the longest skid for the Thrashers/Jets franchise since it lost the first six contests of the 2007-08 season.


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