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Phoenix Coyotes vs. Winnipeg Jets Feb. 27, 2014

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In their first post-Olympics game, the Winnipeg Jets face off at home against the Phoenix Coyotes at the MTS Centre Thursday night. The Jets won 3-2 in a shootout.

  • Olympian and gold-medal hockey player Jocelyne Larocque drops the puck for Winnipeg Jets' Olli Jokinen (12) and Phoenix Coyotes' Oliver Ekman-Larsson (23) before the Winnipeg Jets game against the Phoenix Coyotes at MTS Centre Thursday night.

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    Olympian and gold-medal hockey player Jocelyne Larocque drops the puck for Winnipeg Jets' Olli Jokinen (12) and Phoenix Coyotes' Oliver Ekman-Larsson (23) before the Winnipeg Jets game against the Phoenix Coyotes at MTS Centre Thursday night.

  • Olympic gold-medal hockey player Jocelyne Larocque, of Ste. Anne, gets ready to drop the puck for the opening of Thursday's Winnipeg Jets game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Winnipeg's MTS Centre.

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    Olympic gold-medal hockey player Jocelyne Larocque, of Ste. Anne, gets ready to drop the puck for the opening of Thursday's Winnipeg Jets game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Winnipeg's MTS Centre.

  • Winnipeg Jets' Mark Scheifele gets ambushed by a pack of Phoenix Coyotes during Thursday's home game at the MTS Centre.

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    Winnipeg Jets' Mark Scheifele gets ambushed by a pack of Phoenix Coyotes during Thursday's home game at the MTS Centre.

  • Winnipeg Jets' Olli Jokinen (12) slams Phoenix Coyotes' Michael Stone (26) into the boards during the first period of Thursday's game.

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    Winnipeg Jets' Olli Jokinen (12) slams Phoenix Coyotes' Michael Stone (26) into the boards during the first period of Thursday's game.

  • Winnipeg Jets' Dustin Byfuglien (33) takes care of Phoenix Coyotes' goaltender Mike Smith (41) just as Winnipeg Jets' Blake Wheeler (26) (out of frame) puts the puck into the net during the first period of Thursday's game.

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    Winnipeg Jets' Dustin Byfuglien (33) takes care of Phoenix Coyotes' goaltender Mike Smith (41) just as Winnipeg Jets' Blake Wheeler (26) (out of frame) puts the puck into the net during the first period of Thursday's game.

  • Winnipeg Jets' Blake Wheeler (26) celebrates his first-period goal with Olli Jokinen (12) and Jacob Trouba (8) at the MTS Centre Thursday.

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    Winnipeg Jets' Blake Wheeler (26) celebrates his first-period goal with Olli Jokinen (12) and Jacob Trouba (8) at the MTS Centre Thursday.

  • Phoenix Coyotes' Derek Morris (53) fights with Winnipeg Jets players during the first period of Thursday's game.

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    Phoenix Coyotes' Derek Morris (53) fights with Winnipeg Jets players during the first period of Thursday's game.

  • Phoenix Coyotes' goalie Mike Smith (41) trips after Winnipeg Jets' Bryan Little's (18) unassisted second-period shot sails past him.

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    Phoenix Coyotes' goalie Mike Smith (41) trips after Winnipeg Jets' Bryan Little's (18) unassisted second-period shot sails past him.

  • Winnipeg Jets' Blake Wheeler (26) and Phoenix Coyotes' Shane Doan (19) fight for the puck behind the net during the second period of Thursday's game.

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    Winnipeg Jets' Blake Wheeler (26) and Phoenix Coyotes' Shane Doan (19) fight for the puck behind the net during the second period of Thursday's game.

  • Winnipeg Jets' Dustin Byfuglien (33) celebrates a second-period goal by Bryan Little (18) against Phoenix Coyotes' goaltender Mike Smith (41) Thursday at the MTS Centre.

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    Winnipeg Jets' Dustin Byfuglien (33) celebrates a second-period goal by Bryan Little (18) against Phoenix Coyotes' goaltender Mike Smith (41) Thursday at the MTS Centre.

  • Winnipeg Jets' Bryan Little (18) and Andrew Ladd (16) celebrate Little's second-period goal against the Phoenix Coyotes Thursday.

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    Winnipeg Jets' Bryan Little (18) and Andrew Ladd (16) celebrate Little's second-period goal against the Phoenix Coyotes Thursday.

  • Winnipeg Jets' Michael Frolik (67) and Phoenix Coyotes' Oliver Ekman-Larsson (23) collide during the second-period of Thursday's game.

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    Winnipeg Jets' Michael Frolik (67) and Phoenix Coyotes' Oliver Ekman-Larsson (23) collide during the second-period of Thursday's game.

  • Winnipeg Jets' Devin Setoguchi (40) and Phoenix Coyotes' Shane Doan (19) stay alert during the second period.

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    Winnipeg Jets' Devin Setoguchi (40) and Phoenix Coyotes' Shane Doan (19) stay alert during the second period.

  • Phoenix Coyotes' goalie Mike Smith (41) manages to grab the puck before it goes into the net during the second period of  NHL action in Winnipeg Thursday night.

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    Phoenix Coyotes' goalie Mike Smith (41) manages to grab the puck before it goes into the net during the second period of NHL action in Winnipeg Thursday night.

  • Winnipeg Jets' Jacob Trouba (8) is knocked off his feet by Phoenix Coyotes Derek Morris (53) during the third period.

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    Winnipeg Jets' Jacob Trouba (8) is knocked off his feet by Phoenix Coyotes Derek Morris (53) during the third period.

  • Winnipeg Jets Ondrej Pavelec makes an overtime save against the Phoenix Coyotes in Winnipeg Thursday.

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    Winnipeg Jets Ondrej Pavelec makes an overtime save against the Phoenix Coyotes in Winnipeg Thursday.

  • Winnipeg Jets' goaltender Ondrej Pavelec (31) makes a big save toward the end of the game, stopping the puck from Phoenix Coyotes' Keith Yandle (3).

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    Winnipeg Jets' goaltender Ondrej Pavelec (31) makes a big save toward the end of the game, stopping the puck from Phoenix Coyotes' Keith Yandle (3).

  • Winnipeg Jets' Olli Jokinen (12), Zach Bogosian (44), and goaltender Ondrej Pavelec (31) celebrate a win over the Phoenix Coyotes in a shoot-out during NHL action in Winnipeg on Thursday. The Jets won 3-2.

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    Winnipeg Jets' Olli Jokinen (12), Zach Bogosian (44), and goaltender Ondrej Pavelec (31) celebrate a win over the Phoenix Coyotes in a shoot-out during NHL action in Winnipeg on Thursday. The Jets won 3-2.

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