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1st Period *The Coach and player introductions including career acknowledgments went on for almost 20 minutes! *Nobody can compare to Wayne Gretzky in crowd approval, unless it's Teemu Selanne!
So how loud was it when @TeemuSel8nne was introduced?— Winnipeg Jets (@NHLJets) October 22, 2016
This loud. pic.twitter.com/sdD414L7Zm
Nice ovation for current Jets Coach and Oiler Alumni Charlie Huddy and former Jets hotshot Dale Hawerchuk. *Jennifer Hanson can still rock the traditional red dress, and sang a great rendition of O'Canada, followed by the classic plane fly by. *Bob Essensa starts in goal for the Jets, and Bill Ranford starts for the Oilers. *Eddie Olczyk and Ryan Smyth's game strategies are in sync - short shifts.*Oiler's Anderson called for hooking - Teemu with the penalty shot, dekes Ranford - 1-0 Jets.
Teemu's still got it. #HeritageClassic pic.twitter.com/tqBqdRMyik— NHL (@NHL) October 22, 2016
*Winnipeg Jets called for hooking - Oilers' Messier with penalty shot, but stopped by Essensa. *Jets' King with the upstairs shot - 2-0 Jets. * Jets' Ducky with the short side beater - 3-0 Jets.
Wait. NOW you're going to beat the Oilers?!— randy turner (@randyturner15) October 22, 2016
*Oilers' Moose with the top shelf snipe - 3-1 Jets. *Jets' Eagles scores his first NHL goal (just kidding) - 4-1 Jets at the end of the first period. *Second period starts and the Jets go with Daniel Berthiaume, and the Oilers counter with Dwayne Roloson. * Oilers' Esa Tikkanen awarded the early penalty shot, but no good. Still 4-1 Jets. * Oilers' Craig Simpson awarded penalty shot. Dekes backhand and beats the Bandit. 4-2 Jets. * Oilers' Mark Messier beats Berthiaume, 4-3 Jets. Cue the Oilers comeback! *The competitive juices are starting to spill over - you can take the warrior our of the battle, but you can't take the battle out of the warrior. *Crowd chanting "Go- Jets- Go!".
Heritage Classic... Bring the wave on to Oct 29th pic.twitter.com/2xvo4g0Dko— Andrew Harris (@andrewharris33) October 22, 2016
*Oilers' Mac T drops the shoulder, glides to the net and scores for the bad guys! 4-4 tie game.*Offside?!?...as the 2nd period ends.
Between Selanne and Laine, I think we should send Finland a fruit basket or something.— randy turner (@randyturner15) October 20, 2016
*3rd period starts and Curtis Joseph is now in the net for the Oilers. * Eddie O records his 1000th offside for the Jets (again, kidding). *They even brought back the old referees as Andy Van Helmond waves off an Oilers goal. *Oilers' MacDonald scores and put the Oilers up 5-4. *31,371 announced in attendance. * Lots of yelling, talking and chatter as the pace picks up with 9 minutes left to go. *The Jets' King scores and ties the game up at 5 apiece. *As the play winds down, the Oilers' Simpson trips up the Jets' Selanne, and is awarded a penalty shot! Selanne slowly skates and shoots, beating Cujo and puts the Jets up 6-5 as the clock winds down and the game ends! The Winnipeg Jets Alumni beat the Edmonton Oilers Alumni 6-5 in a great, spirited affair with a storybook ending!
GOAL Selanne!!! #PenaltyShot #TeemuSelanne #HeritageClassic #GoJetsGo #AlumniClassic pic.twitter.com/MA9gHlwBmt— DanTheFan (@DanTheFan204) October 22, 2016
Mark Chipman is proud of what the #HeritageClassic has brought to the city of Winnipeg. https://t.co/CfRN6jiWRv pic.twitter.com/KDeItlPcbJ— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) October 22, 2016
So many legends. #HeritageClassic pic.twitter.com/vZn1Z3DJpF— NHL (@NHL) October 22, 2016