Latest Boxscore: Edmonton: 4 - Winnipeg: 5 (FINAL (OT))
Record: 20 – 9 – 2
The much-anticipated showdown between the Nashville Predators and the visiting Winnipeg Jets wasn’t exactly the barn-burner fans may have been expecting, as the Preds cruised to a 3-0 victory at Bridgestone Arena Thursday evening.
The Jets were called for eight straight penalties — 60 minutes in total compared to 16 for the home side — and while the Preds didn’t capitalize on the man advantage — including two 5-on-3 opportunities — the Jets’ penalty killers were gassed while other players were left itching for more ice time.
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- Hostilities renewed: Jets' rivalry with Preds still fresh
- Frenemies: Scheifele, Johansen enjoy challenge of tough matchup
What we're reading
- The Secret: Connor Hellebuyck inspired for breakout season with Jets by self-help film, writes NHL.com's Tim Campbell
- Giving it 110 percent: NHL players and commentators have a collection of go-to hockey phrases that they love spewing out. Vice Sports explains what those nonsense words actually mean
- 31 Thoughts: NHL embracing new era of fun, personality according to Elliotte Friedman
- It's a family affair: Tkachuk photo albums a who’s who of a hockey family’s history (Sportsnet)
- The only team in town: Meet Tasha Otieno, Faith Wambui and Alexcy Wambui in ESPN long form feature. They are part of the Nairobi Ice Lions -- the sole women's hockey squad in Kenya -- and they are fighting for a place in the sport they love.
In case you missed it
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- — In an effort to recognize the dedication of all the personnel that serve and protect Canada, the Jets will host their sixth annual Canadian Armed Forces Appreciation game next Thursday when the Vancouver Canucks are in town. Jets players will be wearing limited edition military themed jerseys for the warm-up — they will later be auctioned online, with proceeds going to Canadian Armed Forces charities
- — On Thursday, the Manitoba Moose named Peter Stoyekwych as the eighth captain in franchise history, while JC Lipon and Cameron Schilling will serve as alternates. The 26-year-old defenceman is the second Winnipeg native to captain the Moose. Mike Keane was the other. The Moose have their home opener Friday night vs the Belleville Senators.
- — Alex Ovechkin scored the 610th and 611th goals of his NHL career on Wednesday night to pass Bobby Hull (610) for sole possession of 17th place on the league’s all-time list
Hot shot of the night
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