It was a wild ride out west for the Winnipeg Jets

Jets coach Paul Maurice said his team are better as men and closer as a team after going 2-2-1 on...

Jets coach Paul Maurice said his team are better as men and closer as a team after going 2-2-1 on West Coast road swing. (QMI Agency)

KIRK PENTON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:06 PM ET

The Winnipeg Jets jammed more news into their five-game road trip than most teams could produce over the span of several weeks.

Manitoba’s favourite hockey team dealt with earthquakes, a blown four-goal lead, Andrew Ladd’s Baby-gate, the final game against Winnipeg legend Teemu Selanne, a few more injuries, Ondrej Pavelec battling confidence issues, a continued slump from sniper Evander Kane, and thousands of fans following them around the American southwest hoping for nothing but victories.

Other than that, it was pretty quiet.

“Eventful. Highly, highly eventful,” is how head coach Paul Maurice described the 10-night, 11-day vacation through the hell that is the Western Conference on the road, particularly the California part. “But we come out of it better as men and closer as a team than when we went in, and that, for where we are as a young team, is the most important thing.”

Their record of 2-2-1 was way more entertaining than a .500 points percentage sou


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