Jets' rally falls short in loss to St. Louis

St. Louis Blues goalie Brian Elliott (1) allows a goal scored by Winnipeg Jets center Mark...

St. Louis Blues goalie Brian Elliott (1) allows a goal scored by Winnipeg Jets center Mark Scheifele (55) during the first period at Scottrade Center on Feb 8, 2014 in St. Louis, MO, USA.(Jasen Vinlove/USA TODAY Sports)

KEN WIEBE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:51 PM ET

The Winnipeg Jets saw the value in leaving town with just one point on Saturday afternoon.

Despite an effort that included rallying from a goal down on three separate occasions and playing a fairly tight defensive game, the Jets were generally pleased with how they played in a 4-3 shootout loss to the St. Louis Blues on Saturday afternoon before a crowd of 19,053 at Scottrade Center.

But they were also downright ticked off about not being able to go into the Olympic break on a winning note, thanks to goals from T.J. Oshie and Vladimir Tarasenko in the penalty-shot contest that followed overtime.

"We played the game like we wanted to," said Jets defenceman Mark Stuart. "It always sucks losing in the shootout. It's kind of a kick in the nuts."

It's not often that you hear a player describe an outcome like a boot to the nether regions, that's for sure.


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