It had to happen at one point. The 15-game point streak had to end and it makes sense that it came on the night where they played back-to-back games on the road. But can it be blamed on that?
The Bruins actually had more scoring opportunities than the Jets, and they only lost 2-1 to the well rested Canadian team. What was the difference if the B's had every advantage on the board except for goals?
The Jets goaltender stopped 39-of-40 shots on goal, including an onslaught of 17 shots in the second period and big opportunities at the end of the third period. His stop on Nathan Horton and Milan Lucic with less than 6 minutes on the clock kept his team in the lead and kept the Bruins frustrated about not putting the puck in the net.
Meanwhile, Pavelec's counterpart wasn't so bad himself. Tuukka Rask had 33 saves on 35 shots and kept his team in it when the defense had let downs.
However, you can't just look at the defensive end. Before tonight the Bruins hadn't scored less than two goals in a single game since the end of October. They have only scored less than four goals only three times since November 1 as well.
Though they had their chances, they were without their sophomore superstar Tyler Seguin who was scratched for missing a team meeting and club breakfast according to Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli. Though Seguin said his clock was still in Boston time and not in Winnipeg time, the 19-year-old sat in the press box watching his team take the ice.
The Jets started the scoring with a late first period goal from Andrew Ladd 18:22 into the first. Though the Bruins didn't respond in that period, though they had 17 shots on net in the second frame, Shawn Thornton came out and scored his second goal of the season three minutes in.
Unfortunately for the Bruins, there wasn't much time to celebrate the tying goal as Winnipeg came back to take the lead just minutes later.
4:50 into the period, Brian Little scored his 8th goal of the season to put the Jets up 2-1. Little came through and found a spot through the five hole of Rask and the team never looked back. His goal came right after Bruins forward David Krejci hit former teammate Mark Stuart into the boards, which left Stuart on the ice for a couple of minutes. No call was put against him for the hit but both teams played 4-on-4.
That goal was enough to break a month long streak, and Boston a taste of vile defeat once again.
The B's tough week isn't over yet and they will return back home to play the third best in the Eastern Conference, the Florida Panthers on Thursday at TD Garden.