Winnipeg Jets Historic Return-Season Comes to an EndApril 7th, 2012 by Anthony Capocci Leave a reply »
The Winnipeg Jets played their final game of the 2011-12 season on Saturday night against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
The Jets closed out their season on home ice at the sold out MTS Centre in front of an exuberant crowd. Unfortunately, the Lightning spoiled the Jets’ hopes of going out with a win.
With nothing left to play for, the Jets wanted to put on a show for their fans, letting them know how appreciative they are of their passion and support.
Although it didn’t start in the favor of the home team, the Jets were able to display a valiant effort in the latter part of the game to give the fans a dramatic finish.
Jimmy Slater scored twice in the third period, including a late, game-tying goal which gave the Jets one last chance to become victorious.
However, Teddy Purcell wouldn’t allow that to happen. Purcell scored his game-winning hat trick goal just one minute into the overtime period.
The Jets were sent away with a loss, but that didn’t matter to the fans. When the game ended, the fans stood high and applauded their team for one last time this season.
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