The Winnipeg Jets may want to talk to the schedule makers about avoiding a trip to St. Paul next year around American Thanksgiving.
Last year, it was a 7-1 bludgeoning on Black Friday. This year, with the game the night before Thanksgiving, Winnipeg again got behind the eight-ball early en route to a 6-1 loss.
The Wild took a three-goal lead early in the second period. The Jets cut the gap to two before the end of the stanza, but the Wild scored three more times in the final frame to put the stamp on another convincing win against their division rival.
“I think a lot of it just falls on us,” said Kyle Connor. “(If) we play the right way, we play the way we know how to play – we can beat any team in this league.”
Connor scored their lone goal in the loss.