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Jet Blast: Oct. 18, 2017

The #NHLJets enjoy some R&R, win two of three on the road & return home to a packed house at Bell MTS Place

by John Delaney @TheJohnAllan /

The Winnipeg Jets concluded their first road trip of the season and returned home to Bell MTS Place to close out a successful week on Saturday night.  

The Jets arrived in Vancouver late Monday, where they enjoyed Tuesday off on Canada's west coast. Dustin Byfuglien and Matt Hendricks took advantage of their day off and headed out to the water to enjoy some of BC's finest fishing. Catching a near ten foot long sturgeon in the Fraser River, Buff and Hendy were smiling cheek to cheek.

Tweet from @SturgeonSlayers: What do the @NHLJets do on a day off? They catch lifetime dinos with us�� #SturgeonSlayers #CatchRecordRelease

On Wednesday, the team was back on the ice, where they took to the University of British Columbia's Father Bauer Arena for an afternoon practice.

Tweet from @NHLJets: #NHLJets on the ice practicing at UBC in Vancouver today!

Thursday's game against the Vancouver Canucks marked the end of a three-game road trip and Winnipeg's second win of the season as they notched a 4-2 victory. It was a homecoming for Jets forward and Vancouver native Nic Petan as he hosted a few of his friends at the game, many of which were representing the Jets in No. 19 Petan jerseys.

Instagram from @petan19: ��

After a week on the road, Mark Scheifele shared his excitement to return back to Winnipeg.

Instagram from @mscheif: Good to be back home after a good road trip! #winnipeg

And on Saturday night, Jets fans made their way to Bell MTS Place to witness Winnipeg's third straight win, as they beat the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1.

Tweet from @AvrilVarga: @NHLJets game #gojetsgo

Tweet from @Timothy_Hughes: .@NHLJets #gojetsgo #NHLJets #IceHockey #Winnipeg #canada #travel

 Tweet from @ValParker7: @NHLJets #Handshakes #GoJetsGo

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