Selanne, Jets top Oilers 6-5 in Heritage Classic alumni game
Former Winnipeg Jets player Teemu Selanne (13) waves to the crowd at Investors Group Field prior to the NHL Heritage Classic Alumni hockey game in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016. (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP)
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) The Finnish Flash was back at in front of his loving Winnipeg Jets fans.
Teemu Selanne scored his second goal on a penalty shot with 4 second left to give the Jets a 6-5 victory over Wayne Gretzky and the Edmonton Oilers in the Heritage Classic alumni game at Investors Group Field.
Selanne, retired for two seasons, beat goalie Curtis Joseph between the pads for the winner.
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Kris King also scored twice for the Jets, tying it in the third. Selanne opened the scoring on another penalty shot on the way to a 4-1 lead in the first period. King, Dale Hawerchuk and Mike Eagles also scored in the first.
Mark Messier, Craig Simpson, Craig MacTavish and B.J. MacDonald scored for Edmonton.