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GAME DAY: Preseason Game 5 - Jets at Flames

8:00 pm CT - TV: TSN3; Radio: TSN 1290

by Mitchell Clinton @MitchellClinton / WinnipegJets.com

Video: PREGAME | JetsTV Road Report

WINNIPEG - Tonight the Winnipeg Jets will complete their second of three sets of back-to-back games in the preseason when they travel into Calgary to take on the Flames.

It may be the fifth game of the preseason, but head coach Paul Maurice is still trying new things.

Tonight, it will be putting Jack Roslovic and Nikolaj Ehlers on the same line, with Brendan Lemieux completing the trio.

While this combination is only an experiment, Maurice does see potential.

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McKenzie scores twice in Jets preseason debut

McKenzie: " I can't even explain the happiness that's going through me and my family right now."

by Jamie Thomas @JamieThomasTV / WinnipegJets.com

WINNIPEG - Skyler McKenzie already has a flair for the dramatic in his short time as a professional hockey player.

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Scheifele, Wheeler combine for six points in Jets win over Oilers

McKenzie scores twice in his first NHL preseason game

by Mitchell Clinton @MitchellClinton / WinnipegJets.com

WINNIPEG - Sundays are a popular day for football, so it was fitting Blake Wheeler referenced it following a 5-3 Winnipeg Jets preseason win over the Edmonton Oilers. 

He and Mark Scheifele combined for six points in the win, and as they have for a number of seasons, looked in-sync with each other from the first drop of the puck.

It's a credit to the work they put in together in the off-season.

"Quarterbacks and receivers work together in the off-season, so why not us? I think it helps when you come to camp like that," Wheeler said. "You build a rapport, and obviously we've had some good chemistry in the past, and there's no reason to keep building on it."

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GAME DAY: Preseason Game 4 - Jets vs Oilers

7:00 pm CT - TV: TSN 3; Radio: TSN 1290

by Mitchell Clinton @MitchellClinton / WinnipegJets.com

WINNIPEG - Skyler McKenzie could barely contain his excitement this morning.

The 20-year-old forward will play in his first NHL preseason game tonight, as the Winnipeg Jets host the Edmonton Oilers at Bell MTS Place. 

"I'm super excited for tonight," said McKenzie, who feels a lot more confident in this year's camp than one year ago.

"(I have) a little bit more maturity coming into camp. Just trying to pride myself on the habits and details, and just trying to make a spot for myself on either the Jets or the Moose this year."

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Griffith making an impact in preseason

Maurice: "He's good, he's made a real positive impression."

by Jamie Thomas @JamieThomasTV / WinnipegJets.com

WINNIPEG - Dustin Byfuglien may have scored the overtime winner in Friday's 4-3 come from behind victory over the Calgary Flames on Friday night, but the game doesn't get to that point without some great work by Seth Griffith. 

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Jets rally to beat Flames in overtime

Byfuglien scores twice, Hellebuyck makes 32 saves

by Mitchell Clinton @MitchellClinton / WinnipegJets.com

WINNIPEG - Blake Wheeler may have felt the rust early, but by the end of Friday's preseason game against the Calgary Flames, the Jets captain looked to be back in midseason form.

Wheeler scored once, then in overtime, last season's NHL assist leader threaded a beauty cross-ice pass to Dustin Byfuglien, who tapped home the winner.

After his two-point night, and a 4-3 Jets win, Wheeler reflected on his preseason debut.

"It was okay. It was the first game a lot of us had played in a long time. You could definitely see it," said Wheeler. "Some things to work on, some things to get better on. Ultimately, regardless of the situation, you gut one out, you'll take it."

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GAME DAY: Preseason Game 3 - Jets vs Flames

7:00 pm CT - TV: WinnipegJets.com, TSN GO; Radio: TSN 1290

by Mitchell Clinton @MitchellClinton / WinnipegJets.com

WINNIPEG - Eleven members of the Winnipeg Jets will make their preseason debut tonight as the Jets host the Calgary Flames at Bell MTS Place.

Mark Scheifele is one of those players, and he's eager to see game action after a long summer of training.

"It feels like forever," said Scheifele. "You just want to get your feet wet early, and not try to do anything too much. You can't emulate a game until you're actually in one. The biggest thing for us is not try to focus on doing too much, just focus on what we do best, and letting the rest take over."

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Jets face veteran heavy Oilers in 7-3 loss

Maurice: "It was a good road exhibition game for our assessment purposes."

by Tyler Esquivel @TylerAEsquivel / WinnipegJets.com

WINNIPEG - Despite some quick responses from a young Winnipeg Jets roster, Edmonton's veteran laden lineup was too much to handle as Ty Rattie and Connor McDavid led the way with five and four points respectively giving the Oilers a 7-3 victory.

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GAME DAY: Preseason Game 2 - Jets at Oilers

8:00 pm CT - TV: TSN3; Radio: TSN 1290

by Mitchell Clinton @MitchellClinton / WinnipegJets.com

Video: PREGAME | JetsTV Road Report

WINNIPEG - The first road trip of the preseason goes tonight, as the Winnipeg Jets head into Edmonton to take on the Oilers.

The most veteran forward line will feature Adam Lowry, Andrew Copp, and Brandon Tanev, with last season's shutdown pairing of Jacob Trouba and Josh Morrissey also getting their first preseason action.

They won't exactly get to dip their toe into it either, as the Oilers are expected to dress a more veteran line-up, one that includes captain Connor McDavid.

"He's probably the fastest guy in the world. I guess you may as well hop into it right off the bat with the toughest guy to play against. It'll be a fun test," said Morrissey. "It's fun to work on things and see where you're at. It's always a very difficult challenge, but one that Troubs and I enjoy. It should be fun."

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Busy preseason schedule influencing Maurice's line-up decisions

Three back-to-backs in eight days changes Jets coach's plan from previous seasons

by Mitchell Clinton @MitchellClinton / WinnipegJets.com

WINNIPEG - Preseason is about to pick up for the Winnipeg Jets.

So far, the team has played one game since training camp opened five days ago. 

Over the course of eight days, the Jets will play six times - three sets of back-to-backs - to wrap up the preseason schedule.

It all begins tomorrow night in Edmonton, where Eric Comrie will get the start in goal.

Head coach Paul Maurice has put a lot of thought into how he'll navigate this busy stretch line-up wise.

"What we won't do this year is the last game against New Jersey won't be our full team. We always tried to time that," said Maurice, showing evidence of how the schedule has already changed plans from previous seasons.

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