WINNIPEG – If you give up three goals in every hockey game you play, odds are you will lose more than you win.
The Winnipeg Jets are learning this the hard way after dropping a 3-2 decision in Dallas. The Jets (2-4) have now allowed 3+ goals in all six games they have played this season.
Brett Ritchie opened the scoring for the Stars in the first before Patrick Eaves made it 2-0 on the power play in the second.
It was looking like the Jets would be shutout for the fifth straight period, but with five seconds left Joel Armia stole the puck from Antti Niemi behind the Stars net and tucked it in to cut the lead in half.
Tyler Seguin would restore the two-goal lead just under halfway through the third. Mark Scheifele would score on the power play with ten seconds left to make the final score look closer.
The Jets wound up outshooting the Stars 31-26, and held the Dallas power play to 1/6. Winnipeg’s power play, which has been bad to start the season, went 1/4. Michael Hutchinson made 23 saves in the loss.
The Jets now return home to Winnipeg to host the Stars Thursday night starting at 7 p.m.