The good Winnipeg Jets showed up on Monday night at Honda Center and absolutely pummeled one of the league’s best teams … for a while.
They didn’t do it for long enough, however, and the Anaheim Ducks stormed back and beat the Jets 5-4 in overtime in one of the biggest meltdowns Winnipeg has ever had.
The Jets jumped out to a 4-0 lead midway through the second period and owned a 19-4 shot advantage after 20 minutes, but the powerful Ducks showed them who was boss. Corey Perry scored with 22.7 seconds left in the third to tie it and Stephane Robidas scored the winner 16 seconds into OT for the biggest comeback victory in Ducks history.
The Jets are now eight points out of a Western Conference playoff spot with six games remaining. They are 1-2-1 on their five-game road trip, which will conclude on Tuesday night in Phoenix against the Coyotes.