Thursday, October 20, 2011

Senators Trounce Hapless Jets 4-1

Once again the Jets found themselves behind the eight ball despite scoring the game's opening goal.

Dustin Byfuglien would open the scoring for the Winnipeg Jets in their first trip to Ottawa and the Scotiabank Centre, but that would be all the offense could muster as the Senators answered with four goals, including an empty netter to win their second game of the season and officially put the Jets into last place in the Eastern Conference.

Milan Michalek had two goals, including the empty netter, while Jason Spezza and Daniel Alfredsson provided the Sens other two goals.

Byfuglien's lone tally was assisted by Alexander Burmistrov and Nik Antropov, who kept their point streak going with the assists.

Craig Anderson stymied a Jets offense that had 36 shots on goal to Ottawa's 29.

Despite many good saves in goal by Ondrej Pavelec, the Jets defense let their goalie down as an errant cross-ice pass by Johnny Oduya sealed the fate of the Jets in the third on the Alfredsson goal.

The Jets now sit at 1-4-1 with only three points, tied with Montreal at the bottom of the Eastern Conference.

The team will fly home and get ready for two home games in a row against the Carolina Hurricanes and New York Rangers before an extensive road trip into November.

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