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Looking back at 1st Jets Exhibition game – pictorial summation

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:
MTS Centre pre game

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

Jets take first pre-game skate:
Jets Pre Game

If we only knew the type of performance he’s about to put on:
Jets Pre Game Mark Scheifele

Big Buff was gonna give the crowd a show as well:
Jets Pre Game Dustin Byfuglien

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

1st round pick Mark Scheifele shows off his puck skills:
Jets Pre Game Mark Scheifele puck trick

Shoot around:
Jets Pre Game Skate

Game Shots:

Whenever this went off (which was often) the crowd went crazy:
Jets Exhibition Game goal

Game play pauses for a tv timeout:
Jets Exhibition Game TV timeout

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

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

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

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

Big Buff starts in the sin bin:
Jets Exhibition Game Dustin Byfuglien penalty box

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

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

The 3rd period belonged to the Jets 1st round draft pick:
Jets Exhibition Game Mark Scheifele goal
Jets Exhibition Game Mark Scheifele goal1
Jets Exhibition Game Mark Scheifele goal2

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.