Pressure on Jets to stay in series

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The Jets were shutout Wednesday night in Edmonton, a 5-0 defeat that brought the series to two games in Edmonton’s favour and one in Morinville’s. After defeating the Red Wings 4-3 on their turf Feb. 18, the Jets played a penalty-loaded game on home ice Feb. 20 that ended in a 7-5 decision for the visiting Red Wings.

Wednesday night’s road game saw the Jets trailing 2-0 at the end of the first and the Red Wings doubling their tally by the end of the middle frame. A fifth goal was added during the final period to bring their total to five.

Unlike last Sunday’s home-ice matchup, Wednesday night’s contest was light on penalties by comparison. The Jets had five powerplay advantages during the game but failed to capitalize on any of them.

The Red Wings’ fourth goal was scored on a two-man advantage when Jorey McRae and Keagan Arcand were both in the Jets’ penalty box. However, that was the club’s only powerplay goal of the game.

Game four of the Jets / Red Wings best-of-five series is set for Friday night in Morinville at 8:30 p.m.

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