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The Winnipeg Jets Are In A 0-2 Hole

from Ted Wyman of the Winnipeg Sun,

Having three key players out of the lineup didn’t help, but the biggest problem the Winnipeg Jets have right now is the Montreal Canadiens.

The Jets were unable to get their game together once again in Game 2 of the North Division final and fell 1-0 to the Canadiens at Bell MTS Place Friday night.

The Jets were better than they were in Game 1, when they lost 5-3, but the Canadiens were simply the stronger team. The Canadiens got a tremendous, 30-save shutout from all-world goalie Carey Price as they won their fifth straight game since falling behind 3-1 in their first-round series against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

“I thought it was a great step in the right direction,” Jets captain Blake Wheeler said. “I thought we played a great game. We got off to a way better start and had quite a few looks to tie the game up and it was just a matter of being unable to get that bounce to go our way.”

Montreal continued to use a stifling checking style, quick sticks and speed to disrupt any hopes the Jets had of establishing their offensive game plan.

contiued

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It’s fun watching Price when he’s in this mode.
So calm and confident.

Vacuuming up pucks with his glove.

Knocking rebounds deep into corners.

So well positioned and confident when the puck is loose and players
are jostling for it in front of the net.

Posted by lefty.30 on 06/05/21 at 03:11 PM ET

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