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Edmonton Oilers fall in shootout to Winnipeg Jets

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The Edmonton Oilers opened the pre-season Sunday night with a 2-1 shootout loss to the Winnipeg Jets at Rogers Place.

The Jets opened the scoring when Dominic Toninato beat Olivier Rodrigue on a breakaway eight minutes into the first. The Oilers evened it on a power play when Zach Hyman tapped the puck behind Collin Delia.

Delia kept the Jets alive in the second period with 13 saves, including a sprawling pad stop on Lane Pederson.

Rodrigue came up with a big stop in the third, moving to his left to deny Jeff Malott with 6:38 on the clock. Less than 30 seconds later, Evander Kane jammed at a puck in the crease but had it go off the post.

Hyman fired a shot off the crossbar in the final minute of the third.

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Cole Perfetti scored the only goal in the shootout. Delia stopped Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Kane while Lane Pederson shot wide.

Delia finished with 36 saves. Rodrigue made 25 stops.

The two teams will meet again Monday in Winnipeg (630 CHED, Face-off Show at 4:30 p.m., game at 6 p.m.)