GLENDALE, Ariz. - Blake Wheeler scored twice in 15 seconds, Bryan Little also had two goals and the Winnipeg Jets spoiled the season opener at home for the newly named Arizona Coyotes with a 6-2 victory Thursday night.

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GLENDALE, Ariz. - Blake Wheeler scored twice in 15 seconds, Bryan Little also had two goals and the Winnipeg Jets spoiled the season opener at home for the newly named Arizona Coyotes with a 6-2 victory Thursday night.

 

Bryan Little, Andrew Ladd, Michael Frolik and other teammates wait their turn for drills at the MTS Iceplex Wednesday, as the Winnipeg Jets prepare for their season opener in Arizona Thursday.

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Bryan Little, Andrew Ladd, Michael Frolik and other teammates wait their turn for drills at the MTS Iceplex Wednesday, as the Winnipeg Jets prepare for their season opener in Arizona Thursday.

Wheeler keyed a four-goal first period for the Jets, who were in control almost from the start as Arizona goalie Mike Smith struggled early.

 

Wheeler also added an assist, his pass to Dustin Byfuglien for a tap-in from right in front at 12:31 of the second period to give Winnipeg a four-goal lead.

 

The Jets, also playing their opener, put 16 shots on net in the first period to eight for the Coyotes. Little opened the scoring 7 minutes in on a 2-on-1 break, taking a pass from Andrew Ladd and shooting the puck past Smith.

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