Oilers shut out Jets in Heritage Classic at Investors Group Field

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Mark Letestu, Darnell Nurse and Zack Kassian scored second-period goals to lift the Edmonton Oilers to a 3-0 lead over the Winnipeg Jets in the NHL's Heritage Classic outdoor game at Investors Group Field.

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Mark Letestu, Darnell Nurse and Zack Kassian scored second-period goals to lift the Edmonton Oilers to a 3-0 lead over the Winnipeg Jets in the NHL’s Heritage Classic outdoor game at Investors Group Field.

Cam Talbot made 31 saves for the shutout before 33,240 fans. The Jets fell to 2-3-0 while the Oilers improved to 5-1-0.

Second Period

Mark Letestu, while Edmonton was short-handed, and Darnell Nurse scored goals 46 seconds apart and Zak Kassian added another late in period to give the Oilers a 3-0 lead over the Winnipeg Jets after 40 minutes of the NHL’s Heritage Classic outdoor game at Investors Group Field Sunday afternoon.

MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS The Winnipeg Jets' Tyler Myers (57) chases Edmonton Oilers' Milan Lucic (27) in second period of the Heritage Classic at Investors Group Field Sunday.

The Oilers outshot the Jets 14-11 in the frame.

Winnipeg has been outscored 11-1 in the second period of games so far this season.

First Period

Edmonton goaltender Cam Talbot had to be sharp to stop a late scoring chance by Winnipeg’s Drew Stafford as the Oilers and Jets finished the first period tied 0-0 at the NHL’s Heritage Classic outdoor game at Investors Group Field Sunday afternoon.

JOHN WOODS / THE CANADIAN PRESS Winnipeg Jets' Drew Stafford (12) and Patrik Laine (29) during the warmup skate at the NHL Heritage Classic in Winnipeg on Sunday.

The game started almost two hours late due to concerns about visibility caused by glare from sunlight.

Talbot finished the period with 10 saves while Winnipeg goaltender Connor Hellebuyck stopped eight shots.

Pregame

The NHL’s Heritage Classic outdoor game between the Winnipeg Jets and Edmonton Oilers began at approximately 3:53 p.m. after close to a two-hour delay due to worries about visibility.

JOHN WOODS / THE CANADIAN PRESS Edmonton Oilers' Eric Gryba (62) attempts to clear Winnipeg Jets' Mark Scheifele (55) away from goaltender Cam Talbot (33) during second period of the NHL Heritage Classic. The Oilers won 3-0.

Glare from intermittent sunlight caused concern for the safety of players.

The game was originally slated to begin at 2 p.m. The pre-game warmup is now scheduled to begin at 3 p.m.

It is third delay due to weather conditions at Investors Group Field in 2016. The CFL’s Winnipeg Blue Bombers have experienced delays to two home games this season caused by lightning.

mike.sawatzky@freepress.mb.ca

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Mike Sawatzky

Mike Sawatzky
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Mike has been working on the Free Press sports desk since 2003.

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