Posted by Darrin Bauming (@DarrinBauming)
WINNIPEG — Come March, and in the hunt for a post-season berth, three-consecutive losses can be a tough pill to swallow. And for the Winnipeg Jets, who finished their three-game home stand with a 5-3 loss to the Ottawa Senators on Saturday afternoon, the chances of playing into late-April are dwindling fast.
The Jets allowed five goals, including a pair on the power play, before the game’s mid-point, handing the playoff-chasing Senators a healthy lead to protect. Winnipeg’s post-season hopes now reside in a 5.4 per-cent mathematical chance, down from 9.4 per-cent before puck drop (via sportsclubstats.com).
“It wasn’t the best game,” said Jets goaltender Ondrej Pavelec, who was pulled in favour of Al Montoya after allowing five goals on 20 shots. “Things didn’t go the way we wanted, but it’s over now so tomorrow’s another day.”