Winnipeg Jets: Three Talking Points as the Jets Lose to the Blue Jackets

Winnipeg Jets, Kyle Connor, #81, (Mandatory Credit: Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports)
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1. The Jets Next Two Games Will Be Challenging

The Jets play back-to-back games in two different cities starting Friday night in Minnesota against  Central Division rival Minnesota Wild.

The Wild lead the Central Division with 25 points and are 6-3-1 in their last 10 games. These teams last met on October 19 at the Xcel Energy Center with the Wild pulling off a thrilling 6-5 overtime victory.

The Jets travel to Calgary the next night to face the red-hot Flames at the Scotiabank Saddledome. This Flames team is playing vastly different than the mediocre squad the Jets faced last year in the all Canadian North Division. The Flames currently lead the Pacific Division with 29 points and are near the top of the NHL in goals scored.

Back-to-back games against first place teams will be a steep challenge for the struggling Jets. The Jets could easily return home on a six-game losing streak with Colorado, Dallas and Nashville are all closing in on the Jets in the Central Division playoff race.

Here’s hoping that the Jets rise to the level of their opponents the next two games and end this losing skid.

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