Prior to tonight’s game in St. Louis, Paul Maurice said the Jets were “not a confident group.”
Wonder what he thinks now.
Winnipeg lost its sixth consecutive game on Monday, dropping a 3-2 decision to the Blues at Scottrade. The loss came after yet another slow start — the Jets allowed St. Louis to score twice within the first 15 minutes — and, once again, the Jets showed an inability to keep pucks out of their net.
Over this current losing skid, Winnipeg has surrendered a whopping 26 goals in six games.
Vladimir Tarasenko and David Backes scored for St. Louis, with the captain putting forth a terrific effort. Backes scored twice, once on the power play, and finished with his first three-point effort of the year.
Winnipeg failed to secure a single point from dates Minnesota, Dallas, Nashville and St. Louis, with the Nashville game — a 7-0 blowout Maurice called “our worst game of the year” — being a major low point.
The Jets will try to regroup on Wednesday, when they host a Canucks team currently in the midst of its own lousy road swing.
The Blues, meanwhile, will play in Columbus on Tuesday.