The Winnipeg Jets have dropped their third consecutive game with a loss to the Dallas Stars 4-1 at the MTS Centre on Friday night.
The loss drops the Jets to 2-3-0 on the year, while the win improves Dallas to 2-1-0.
The Jets would dig themselves into a hole early in the game, allowing three goals in the first period.
Dallas would strike first with a power play goal midway through the first period. After a broken-up play, Stars forward Alex Chaisson would drive the net from the left side, sneaking the puck through the legs of Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec.
The Stars would add to their lead less than three minutes later with a goal from Tyler Seguin. He converted on a pass from Rich Peverley, beating Pavelec with a knuckle-puck slap-shot high glove side.
Stars captain Jamie Benn would add the third goal 16:35 in to the frame.
The bleeding wouldn’t stop for the Jets in the second period. Seguin’s second goal, a power play marker coming just five minutes in to the period, would make it 4-0 Dallas.
The Jets would cut the lead to 4-1 five minutes in to the third period with a power play goal from Blake Wheeler.
Pavelec finished the game with 27 saves as the Jets outshot the Stars 44-31. Dustin Byfuglien led all Jets with 23:57 of ice time.
First period summary:
Goals – 1. DAL Chaisson (3) PPG (Seguin, Gonchar) 9:32 2. Seguin (1) (Peverley, Benn) 12:09 3. Benn (1) (Dillon, Seguin) 16:35
Penalties – DAL Nichushkin (High-sticking – Dbl minor) 5:13, WPG Enstrom (Hooking) 8:09
Second period summary:
Goals – 4. DAL Seguin PPG (2) (Benn, Chaisson) 5:10
Penalties – DAL Daley (Tripping) 00:47, WPG Bench (Too many men) 1:43, WPG Clitsome (Interference) 4:42, WPG Tangradi (Slashing) 11:57
Third period summary:
Goals – 5. WPG Wheeler (1) PPG (Enstrom, Byfuglien) 5:35
Penalties – DAL Eakin (Tripping) 1:47, WPG Enstrom (Tripping) 2:55, DAL Gonchar (Tripping) 4:43, DAL Robidas (Interference)16:52