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Jets Left Scarred and Broken Against Islanders

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The Jets Played a hard fought game but let it slip away in the final minute.

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The Jets latest home stand continue down the sad path tonight against the New York Islanders. Despite an incredible game by Mark Scheifele, The Jets blew it in the most Jets way possible. It was so bad, I couldn't even get that angry. I just shrugged and said "Such a Jets thing to do." because we've seen it happen time and time again over these past five years.

The Jets and Islanders traded power plays during the second without any success for either. But Mark Scheifele was able to score his sixteenth of the season to make it 1-0 Jets. The Jets didn't leave the first unscathed, Anthony Peluso fell into the Islanders net and seemed to have either hurt his arm or shoulder and did not return. Both teams did have great chances but the Jets still left the period with the lead.

In the second with fourteen minutes left in the second Calvin De Haan was able to put one past Michael Hutchinson even after Hutchinson had a piece of it to tie it up. More penalties were called for both teams but neither were able to generate any success once again.

Almost halfway through the third, the newest New York Islander, Shane Prince practically froze Hutchinson with his shot to put the Islanders ahead by one. But the Jets would not be fazed as Tyler Myers would score from around the hash marks to tie it up only a few minutes later. Alexander Burmistrov was slashed by Cal Clutterbuck in the back of the leg and went down like a ton of bricks. However, from the replay it was hard to tell how bad it really was. With only two minutes left in the game Mark Scheifele would come up huge for the Jets with a wicked shot to make it 3-2 Winnipeg. But in classic Jets fashion Nick Leddy scored with thirty seconds left sending the game into overtime.

It wouldn't take long for the Islanders to end the game, Kyle Okposo scored the game winner right after the initial shot went off Nikolaj Ehlers face and bounced onto his stick.

This was the Jets third loss in a row and with the Oilers winning tonight, they are now back at twenty-eight overall in the NHL.