The Winnipeg Jets score fours goals in regulation one night and lose. They score four goals in regulation the next night and win in dramatic fashion.
Never a dull moment with the latest version of the Central Division squad.
As FP columnist Mike McIntyre points out, these Jets are definitely not boring. Down 4-0 in the dying seconds of the second period and seemingly headed for a second frustrating loss in as many nights to start the new season, the Jets rallied for a thrilling 5-4 shootout win over the New Jersey Devils.
Blake Wheeler scored the winner in the fifth round of the shootout.
The Jets collide with the New York Islanders on Sunday and then wraps up a season-opening four-game road trip Tuesday in Pittsburgh against the Penguins.
Back in Winnipeg, the Ice were spanked 7-0 by the Edmonton Oil Kings in Western Hockey League action at Wayne Fleming Arena on the U of M campus. The hosts actually peppered Edmonton goalie Sebastian Cossa with 40 shots but the rookie stopped them all.
The Ice host the Vancouver Giants on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
- Not boring: The Winnipeg Jets and their high-scoring offence rallied from a 4-0 deficit Friday night to win 5-4 in a shootout with the New Jersey Devils.
- Less practice: The Jets are planning to do away with the traditional morning skate this season Mike McIntyre reports.
- Positive signs: Starting the season with a loss is never a positive, but in the Jets’ 6-4 loss to the New York Rangers on Thursday night there were some positive signs to cling on to writes Andrew Berkshire.
- Frozen out: The Edmonton Oil Kings came into town and shut out the Winnipeg Ice in WHL play Friday reports Jason Bell.
What we're reading
- Rave reviews: Rangers phenom Kaapo Kakko wows teammates with remarkable composure in NHL debut against Jets. (New York Post)
- Ka-ching, ka-ching: Brayden Schenn cashes in bigtime for his role in helping Blues capture the Cup. (Hockey News)
- Honouring legends: Flyers goaltending prospect uses mask to pay tribute to some of Philly's greatest players (BarDown)
- Uncalled for: Bruins broadcaster ripped by injured Dallas defenceman Roman Polak's agent for suggesting nasty fall was "bad hockey karma." (Sportsnet)
In case you missed it
- Trouble in the crease: The Jets were flying Thursday night in Manhattan -- but substandard goaltending did them in, FP columnist Mike McIntyre reports.
- Heinola on a high: The young Finnish defenceman on Cloud 9 after making NHL debut just months after getting drafted.
- Welcoming the new guy: Waiver pick-up Carl Dahlstrom had a ridiculously long route to join his new Jets teammates.
- Slick start: The Winnipeg Ice finding ways to win early in the '19-20 WHL season, their first since moving east from B.C.
- Slaying the Giants: The Winnipeg Ice take on the Vancouver Giants at Wayne Fleming Arena (U of M), 7:30 p.m.
- Island hopping: The Jets play the third and final game of their stop in the New York area Sunday when they hook up with the Islanders at 6 p.m.