So, the St. Louis Blues stole a win late at Bell MTS Place on Friday night. Sound familiar? Five months ago, they did the same thing in a pivotal Game 5 of their opening-round NHL playoff series.
Of course, it meant so much more back then – that tally by Jaden Schwartz with just 15 seconds left in the third period to give St. Louis a 3-2 triumph, oh so devastating.
This time, it was a relatively meaningless 4-3 OT victory for the visitors, who received the tying and winning goals from veteran forward David Perron.
Nikolaj Ehlers, getting his first taste of pre-season action, netted a goal and an assist for the Jets.
The entire Jets training camp contingent gets Saturday off, and another version of the Winnipeg lineup plays the Calgary Flames on Sunday back at the downtown rink.
In other hockey news, the Winnipeg Ice had a sensational debut in the Western Hockey League, building a 3-0 lead and then hanging on for a 3-2 win over the host Brandon Wheat Kings.
The teams meet again Saturday night at Wayne Fleming Arena on the U of M campus, with puck drop at 7:30 p.m.
Don't forget, the Blue Bombers hook up with the Alouettes on Saturdaty afternoon in Montreal. Game time is 3 p.m.
- Jets fall to Blues once again: Reigning Stanley Cup champs bring loaded lineup in 4-3 OT win
- Mike McIntyre: Maurice's best medicine is to massage the funny bone
- Dissecting newcomer Pionk: Can make nice plays and skates well, but stats tell a disturbing story
- Ice breaker: Fledgling Winnipeg WHL team records first victory with win over Brandon Wheat Kings
- Eyes on the prize: Bombers can punch playoff ticket with win against Alouettes
What we're reading
- Too many rich kids: Grumpy old man Jeremy Roenick figures young NHLers are pulling in fat deals they don't yet deserve. (The Hockey News)
- So much baggage: Antonio Brown's blighted past is finally catching up on the NFL receiver. (Sports Illustrated)
- Dogs used as pawns: Suns' star Kelly Oubre accuses his ex-girlfriend of stealing his pets after their breakup. (New York Post)
- Looking for work: Some high-profile NHL prospects are trying to lock down jobs with their Canadian clubs. (TSN)
In case you missed it
- Laine says sorry: He's not even in training camp but Patrik Laine's disparating remarks caused some ripples and justified an apology to Bryan Little.
- No hard feelings: Als' receiver Chris Matthews has moved on, literally and figuratively from the Blue Bombers.
- Grant just grand: Bombers returner tearing it up in pro football north of the border.
- Frustrating camp: Jets prospect Skyler McKenzie hates the fact he's behind the pack as he recovers from surgery.
- Gunning for 10th win: The Winnipeg Blue Bombers (9-3) visit Montreal to face the Alouettes (6-5) in CFL action Saturday at 3 p.m.
- Back on friendly turf: The Manitoba Bisons football squad, who dropped its last two games on the road, takes on the UBC Thunderbirds at 2 p.m. Saturday at IG Field in the university's annual Homecoming Game.
- Curtain rises: The Winnipeg Ice host their first-ever game in the city Saturday when the Brandon Wheat Kings visit Wayne Fleming Arena at 7:30 p.m.
- Flames in town: Winnipeg hosts Calgary on Sunday in another pre-season clash at Bell MTS Place. Game time is 7 p.m.