Fracas ensues during Jets’ rout of Wild (Video)
Can a two-game road trip be a long road trip?
The Minnesota Wild might feel that way, as they’ve been drubbed by two Central Division rivals in as many games. First, the Blues handled them 6-3 on Saturday. Things only got worse tonight as the red-hot Jets poured it on during a 7-2 beating.
Minnesota aimed to get a measure of revenge via beatings, actually, as quite the brawl erupted as Bryan Little scored all alone to make it 6-2. As you can see from the video above this post’s headline, it was a brief-but-heated skirmish.
Wild coach Bruce Boudreau would likely prefer a more defensive-minded response going forward, as The Athletic’s Michael Russo points out while singling out Kyle Quincey for quite an odd, mostly bad night:
#mnwild humiliated in Winnipeg by the Jets— Michael Russo (@RussoHockey) November 28, 2017
Up 2-0, lose 7-2 (19 shots).
They have allowed 30 goals in the past 7 games.
Quincey’s final stats: Three minor penalties, a minus-3 and a 10-minute misconduct for inciting a 10-player brawl after the Wild surrendered the 6th goal
With those consecutive losses, the Wild fall to 11-10-3 on the season. The Jets, meanwhile, move to just two points behind the Central-leading Blues for the division lead.