Looking back at 1st Jets Exhibition game – pictorial summation

Posted by David Minuk in Pictorials,Winnipeg Jets on September 21, 2011 — 9 Comments

As Richard just wrote about in his lead up to the game, the atmosphere at the MTS Centre last night as the hometown fans watched their Jets beat the Blue Jackets 6-1 was without compare.  I’ve been to Stanley Cup Final games, I’ve been to Grey Cups but last night was just an entirely different sort of experience.  For those who missed it, or want to re-live the memory of the Jets game that was, here are some pictures from last night.

Pre-Game Skate:

There was an energy in the MTS Centre even before fans had entered the building:

The players skated out in their white jerseys to the delight of the crowd:

Jets take first pre-game skate:

If we only knew the type of performance he’s about to put on:

Big Buff was gonna give the crowd a show as well:

Winnipeg’s own Kevin Clark would have a memorable night:

1st round pick Mark Scheifele shows off his puck skills:

Shoot around:

Game Shots:

Whenever this went off (which was often) the crowd went crazy:

Game play pauses for a tv timeout:

The intensity on the bench made it feel like anything but an exhibition game:

Alexander Burmistrov has the makings of a very dangerous player for the Jets:

Big Buff doesn’t just score, he also likes to mix it up, as he did at the end of the 1st:

Jets captain Andrew Ladd starts off the 2nd period with a faceoff win:

Big Buff starts in the sin bin:

The Jackets Cody Bass was looking to fight all night and here the Jets Patrice Cormier gives him a dance:

Winnipeg’s own Kevin Clark gets a congrats from Big Buff after scoring the goal of the night:

The 3rd period belonged to the Jets 1st round draft pick:

After all the excitement of last night’s 1st Winnipeg Jets exhibition game in ages, I can only imagine the explosion which is going to blow the roof off the MTS Centre when the Jets take to the ice against the Montreal Canadiens on October 9th.

  • Anonymous

    You should run those pictures through Photoshop (or any other photo editing software) and auto-adjust levels to get rid of that yellow tinge.

  • Thanks for posting those pics! Wish I could get TSN Jets!!!!

  • You’re 100% correct.  Should have done that.  Will do for next time.

  • Always welcome Jeremy.  Wpg @ Cgy March 9th, 2012.  You going?

  • As an aside does my picture of Scheifele count as my first Warhol?

  • Anonymous

    Maybe play with the White Balance setting on your camera – it seems to be on the same setting my dad used in the 1970’s.  And thanks for posting the picks – didn’t mean to sound ungrateful… 🙂 

  • No worries!!  We always appreciate input.

  • Anonymous

    I’m looking for find a good resolution photo of after the game when all of our guys came over to center ice and raised their sticks to the crowd.  What a great feeling it was to be in the building for that moment. Any shots of that?

  • I’d take it there’s no more Chuck-a-Puck or “Move of the Game”?