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Oilers shut out Jets in Heritage Classic at Investors Group Field

Winnipeg Jets’ Drew Stafford (12) fires the puck at the net while Edmonton Oilers’ Andrej Sekera (2) tries to stop it during third period action at Investors Group Field.
 - MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESSHeritage Classic weekend - Sunday
Winnipeg Jets’ Drew Stafford (12) fires the puck at the net while Edmonton Oilers’ Andrej Sekera (2) tries to stop it during third period action at Investors Group Field. - MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Winnipeg Jets’ Blake Wheeler (26) keeps control of the puck behind Edmonton’s net while being chased by Edmonton Oilers’ Oscar Klefbom (77) during third period.
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Winnipeg Jets’ Blake Wheeler (26) keeps control of the puck behind Edmonton’s net while being chased by Edmonton Oilers’ Oscar Klefbom (77) during third period. - MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Fans get to their seats prior to start of the NHL Heritage Classic between the Winnipeg Jets and the Edmonton Oilers at Investors Group Field Sunday.
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Fans get to their seats prior to start of the NHL Heritage Classic between the Winnipeg Jets and the Edmonton Oilers at Investors Group Field Sunday. - MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
The Winnipeg Jets play against the Edmonton Oilers at Investors Group Field.
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The Winnipeg Jets play against the Edmonton Oilers at Investors Group Field. - MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Winnipeg Jets’ Shawn Matthias (16) is tripped up by Edmonton Oilers’ Darnell Nurse (25) during second period of the Heritage Classic game Sunday.  - Trevor Hagan / The Canadian Press
Winnipeg Jets’ Shawn Matthias (16) is tripped up by Edmonton Oilers’ Darnell Nurse (25) during second period of the Heritage Classic game Sunday. - Trevor Hagan / The Canadian Press

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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.

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

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

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

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.

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</p><p>Winnipeg Jets' Drew Stafford (12) and Patrik Laine (29) during the warmup skate at the NHL Heritage Classic in Winnipeg on Sunday.</p>

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

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.

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JOHN WOODS / THE CANADIAN PRESS</p><p>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. </p>

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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.

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History

Updated on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 2:16 PM CDT: Updates with new start time

2:46 PM: Adds slideshow

3:00 PM: Adds new photo

3:14 PM: Adds slideshow

4:01 PM: updates with start of game

4:37 PM: updates after first period

5:29 PM: Updates after second period

6:30 PM: Updates with final score

6:39 PM: Adds photo

7:32 PM: Adds video

9:24 PM: Adds photo

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