But the worst-feeling senators not only hung out with the jets for three periods on Saturday, they knocked out in the last few seconds

Brady Tkachuk’s distraction of a shaky point shot with eight seconds left stunned goalkeeper Connor Hellebuyck and his teammates in a 2-1 decision that was as easy to swallow as a handful of gravel

“That didn’t have to happen,” said Jets trainer Paul Maurice. “This one just makes you angry. It didn’t have to happen”

What happened was Hellebuyck came out of his net to his right to play the puck on a dump-in, but instead of turning it behind the net, he left it there for no one

Ottawa’s Connor Brown helped himself and fed the puck to the point where Mike Reilly hit it in the net

“It’s just communication” said Maurice “Connor has the right to stop this puck so it doesn’t get caught on the wall. He thinks (Derek) Forbort is coming back to play it, so he leaves.” Forbort goes into the corner because he thinks Connor would give it to him ”

Forbort’s view: “I haven’t had a chance to see it, but yeah, I think we just weren’t on the same page”

Adam Lowry and Kyle Connor had the best chances but couldn’t beat Marcus Hogberg in the Ottawa network

That a team with Winnipeg’s firepower only scored one goal against beleaguered backup – and it wasn’t much busier than Hellebuyck – is a problem

This wasn’t a bargain either, as the Sens played the Jets dead even for most of the afternoon

“The problem with looking at a piece of paper in relation to the record is that you would expect we should be able to aggressively dominate a team that has given up on its goals, “said Maurice.” And if you see them play at all, you know none of their games went like this

The Jets had at least a much better first period than in the 5-1 win on Thursday. This time they didn’t need Hellebuyck to hold them

Nobody lit the scoreboard in the first, but about six minutes into the second round, Mark Scheifele, who was doing a shift with fourth-row wingers Kristian Vesalainen and Trevor Lewis, brought the jets on the board

Vesalainen was the setup man, and Scheifele had his sixth win of the season, extending his points distance to six games

When Forbort and Andrew Copp were unable to clear the Winnipeg Zone along the left side wall, Evgenii Dadonov conceded his fourth by rerouting Colin White’s pass

The Jets played without center Pierre-Luc Dubois with an unknown injury and dressed only 11 forwards and seven defenders for the second game in a row

“There’s a big adjustment,” said Scheifele. “It changes the rhythm of things a bit. The last game was the first time I ran 11 and 7 It’s just a matter of getting used to ”

At the end of the second period, Maurice merged the lineage of Scheifele, Connor and Blake Wheeler to provoke an insult

“Mark had his game going and Blake looks right and normal,” said Maurice. “There wasn’t much going on with the other line and it was rather negative in some ways. I didn’t like the way they played ”

“They clogged the slot,” Scheifele said of the Sens. “They made us work for our ice cream. And when a team makes it so difficult for you, you have to find ways to get around a few insults and loose pucks and put you in front of their goalkeeper and we just haven’t done it enough ”

It’s the third time this season the Jets have lost to giving up a late goal in the third half: a power play goal in Calgary in less than two minutes and at home against Edmonton with 0 to 7 Seconds

“I just can’t lose focus,” Scheifele said. “Any team can score a goal at any moment, you can’t give them those chances”

“Today was just a gaffe, a miscommunication in an easy game,” said the coach. “Our third period was our best period”

“There are parts of our game that are really good,” summed up Maurice. “We obviously have some areas where we need to improve. Our attacking game I liked. I didn’t like parts of it (today) but we catch we have to get the puck into the net better at these games I liked where our (penalty) kill is

With just 11 dressed strikers, Maurice spun various centers through his fourth line, including Scheifele, Wheeler and Copp

It didn’t seem to matter who was in the middle, Vesalainen and Trevor Lewis had an effective afternoon

“We just got the pucks down and spent some time in the offensive zone,” said Vesalainen. “That was good that we fought hard It was a pretty good game for our line”

Vesalainen and Lewis have 7:43 and 7:43 respectively 9:41 Ice Age Both were plus-1 Lewis had three shots on goal

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