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Jets fall 3-1 in Ottawa, lose second straight preseason game

With very few of their key players suiting up, the Winnipeg Jets dropped a 3-1 preseason decision to the Ottawa Senators in the nation’s capital Friday night.

The Jets dropped to 2-1-1 in exhibition play with two games left before the the regular season begins.

Winnipeg forward Jansen Harkins scored for the second straight game to open the scoring 2:33 into the second period, before the Senators fired three straight goals past Jets goalie Laurent Brossoit.

Ottawa had a few more regulars playing as Claude Giroux and Vladimir Tarasenko both scored along with Roby Jarventie.

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Brossoit made 30 saves for Winnipeg in the loss.

Jets defenceman Elias Salomonsson left the game due to an upper-body injury and did not return.

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Winnipeg travels to Calgary to take on the Flames in their next preseason game on Monday, with the puck dropping just after 9 p.m.