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Mark Scheifele with a pair of goals as Jets beat Flames 3-1 in NHL pre-season

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WINNIPEG - Mark Scheifele had a pair of goals as the Winnipeg Jets beat the Calgary Flames 3-1 on Thursday night in NHL pre-season play.

Nikolaj Ehlers scored his first the Jets, which proved to be the game winner.

Defenceman Deryk Engelland was the lone man to score for the Flames.

The win was just the second of the pre-season for the Jets (2-2-2), who will finish up their exhibition schedule on Saturday in Calgary against the Flames.

The loss snapped a four-game win streak for the Flames (4-3-0) after they dropped their first two exhibition contests.

Michael Hutchinson got the win for Winnipeg, stopping 32-of-33 shots. Joni Ortio picked up his second loss of the pre-season after allowing three goals on 26 shots.

The Flames wasted little time getting onto the scoreboard. Michael Ferland drove to the net and found the trailing Engelland, whose wrist shot found the top corner above Hutchinson's glove hand.

The Jets responded five minutes later on the power play.

With defenceman Brett Kulak in the box for hooking, Nic Petan's quick feet stymied Flames defenceman Ryan Wilson. Petan's subsequent backdoor feed only required a tap in for Scheifele for his second of the pre-season, tying the game at 1-1.

Winnipeg would take a 2-1 lead into the first intermission as Ehlers showed some patient play in front of the net. The 2014 first-round pick waited out Ortio, slipping it underneath him for the go-ahead marker.

Defenceman Ben Chiarot drove down the right side behind Ortio's net and found Scheifele sitting on the doorstep for his second of the night and a two-goal cushion at 3-1.

Notes: Both teams finish their pre-season slate against one another on Saturday at the Saddledome in Calgary. Defenceman Tyler Myers scored for Jets on a nifty deke in the mandatory 3-on-3 overtime period.

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