The Winnipeg Jets dropped a tough one 3-0 to the visiting Flyers on Saturday. A parade of penalties followed by a pair of power play goals lifted the Flyers to a win.
After the game, Winnipeg head coach Paul Maurice fired a shot at the officials when asked about team discipline.
“I don’t find discipline to be an issue for a team that wasn’t running around taking penalties,” Maurice said. “Mostly jaywalking penalties.”
The Jets were whistled for tripping, boarding, hooking, and interference — along with matching penalties to both clubs for unsportsmanlike conduct and fighting. (Not a jaywalking penalty in the bunch…)
Of course, for all the Jets’ penalties, the Flyers found themselves in the box equally as often. Both teams ended up with 17 minutes each in penalties. The difference was that the Flyers were able to take advantage of their power play opportunities and convert with the man advantage.
“For the most part, they were able to take advantage of our lack of discipline,” said forward Drew Stafford, per the Winnipeg Free Press. “Say what you want about the types of calls… [The] bottom line is we had to kill off those penalties and we weren’t able to.”
Referees for the game were Steve Kozari and Rob Martell. Linesmen were Bryan Pancich and Tony Sericolo.