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Mistakes Cost The Winnipeg Jets In Game 3 Against The Vegas Golden Knights

from Mark Spector of Sportsnet,

There are mistakes you can make in the regular season, and survive. Or perhaps even in Round 1.

But three blatant miscues by three separate Jets players led to all three Vegas goals in a 4-2, empty-net goal loss here in Game 3. We are just too far along, the opponent too opportunistic, to reap any reward from a game in which the mistakes are this costly.

“Yes, I think that’s fair,” began head coach Paul Maurice, when asked about neutral zone turnovers by Mark Scheifele and Kyle Connor that turned into goals, and the freebie Connor Hellebuyck coughed up just 12 seconds after the Jets had tied the game at 1-1.

“Those weren’t the only ones … and each one of those guys has been game winners for us, and played great. So in the body of their work, it’s not part of their game,” he said. “But they have some good sticks (Vegas). Knocked some stuff down.”

This is your reward for still suiting up on May 16, the prize for being a Final Four team. Every single mistake could turn into a crippling miscue, the same way every bit of fortune could label you a hero.

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Below, watch the game highlights and Marc-Andre Fleury post-game with Scott Oake.

 

 

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HaHasek's avatar

Jets were the better team for much of the game last nite, but they gotta play a full 60. And this article is right - no tolerance for mistakes. Nashville didn’t make them pay as much for all these mistakes. Vegas is pouncing on every opening. The Knights are very fun to watch.

Posted by HaHasek on 05/17/18 at 10:17 AM ET

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