Updated June 27, 2018 10:02:16The Winnipeg Jets have lost seven straight games and sit at eighth place in the Western Conference with a minus-10 goal differential.
The Jets haven’t played since the Western Hockey League Finals on June 20 and the team has lost seven consecutive games, the longest streak since the 2011-12 season.
The winless streak also ties the longest active streak in the NHL for a team with one win.
“We have to do better,” coach Paul Maurice said.
“The guys have to play better.
I’m not going to sit here and tell you that we’re not going out and doing it.
We’re doing it.”
The Jets have not scored more than two goals in a game since March 10 and have been held to three goals or fewer in five of the last six games.
They’ve outshot their opponents 32-27 in the last five games.
Maurice said he is concerned about the Jets chances of making the playoffs and said he wants to see the team improve in the second half.
“I feel bad for our players,” Maurice said Sunday.
“They’ve played great hockey and I know they’re frustrated.
They have to find a way to get the job done.
That’s what we’re trying to get done.”
Coach Maurice, who has been the Jets coach since 2008, was asked if the team is losing focus and not focusing enough on their playoff aspirations.
“It’s not the same, but you get frustrated,” Maurice told the team’s official website.
“I don’t know why we’re doing this.
It’s not our job.
It shouldn’t be our job to be in the playoffs.”
Mauric said the Jets will continue to play until they get their job done, and said the team hasn’t played as well as it should because of the slump.
The team lost 2-0 to the San Jose Sharks on Sunday.
The Sharks won 5-3 on Saturday.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Winnipeg Blue Jackets are tied for first place in their respective divisions with six games remaining.
The Bombers are also four points out of the Wild’s playoff position.
The Wild have a five-game losing streak.