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Little Comes Up Big as Bruins Fall to Winnipeg, 4-2

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Realignment can't come soon enough for the Boston Bruins, who have been outplayed twice in as many games at the MTS Centre this season.

Bryan Little scored twice for the Jets, and former Bruin Blake Wheeler contributed a goal and two assists as Winnipeg won a game that wasn't as close as the 4-2 score would indicate Friday night in Winnipeg.

Tuukka Rask, who'd asked coach Claude Julien for a few extra days off to work on his form after a poor outing in Buffalo just over a week earlier, still didn't seem like himself, giving up two soft goals to Alexander Burmistrov and Wheeler in the second period and not being able to keep the Bruins in it after David Krejci tied the game at 2 just 26 seconds into the third period.

A short-handed Bruins squad struggled to find its flow offensively, as Josh Hennessy made his first career start as a Bruin in place of the injured Rich Peverley, but it was the defense that was a real cause for concern, as Boston's top pairing of Zdeno Chara and Johnny Boychuk was a collective minus-4 - the third consecutive game in which Chara has registered a negative plus-minus.

Jordan Caron had Boston's first goal, a snipe from the right slot that beat Ondrej Pavelec high on the glove side.

Boston fell to 1-1 on their six-game road trip and dropped to 8-3 against teams playing on the second consecutive night.