Jets' Bowness on poor performance vs. Wild: 'Not letting that go'
The Winnipeg Jets were trounced 6-1 by the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday night, an effort that frustrated head coach Rick Bowness.
"We don't flush it. Not a chance. Not letting that go," Bowness said postgame, according to The Athletic's Michael Russo. "I think one of the concerns is the lack of discipline. That really bothered me tonight. Penalties at the wrong time. Turnovers at the wrong time. Yapping at the refs. Those things lead into other issues."
The Jets took eight penalties and were shorthanded five times in the loss. Minnesota scored two power-play goals in the third period to seal the game.
"There are harsh reminders of how to play this game the right way. Harsh reminders of how to win in this league," Bowness said, according to the Winnipeg Free Press' Mike McIntyre.
He added, "Take the responsibility that comes with being on a good team, being prepared, and playing the right way. None of those things we did tonight."
Jets defenseman Nate Schmidt also condemned the team's performance.
"When you only play 10 good minutes of the game, it's not gonna do very well for you," Schmidt said postgame. "We spent a lot of time in the penalty box; that's also not gonna do very well for you. It's not a good recipe when you only play hard for 10 minutes of the game."
"We've gotta talk to the schedulers and get us outta here this time of year," Schmidt joked, referring to Winnipeg's 7-1 defeat in Minnesota last November.
The loss drops the Jets to 11-6-1 on the campaign. They'll look to bounce back against the Dallas Stars on Friday.