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Blue Jackets 5, Jets 1

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:50 AM

Associated Press

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Blue Jackets 5, Jets 1
Winnipeg Jets 1, Columbus Blue Jackets 5

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Maksim Mayorov had a goal and assist for Columbus, and Evander Kane scored Winnipeg's first goal and the Blue Jackets beat the Jets 5-1 in a split-squad preseason opener for both clubs Tuesday night.

Kane flicked home a backhand at 6:21 of the second period for Winnipeg's first goal since 1996, the year the NHL left town for Phoenix and returned 15 years later from Atlanta.

"It's the first goal, even though it's preseason," Kane said. "It's nice to get on the board."

"The first thing I noticed is how good (the uniforms) looked, to be honest, in warmups," defenseman Ron Hainsey said. "I thought we at least looked good."

Columbus' Nick Holden started the scoring in the first period while Boone Jenner, Mayorov, Antoine Vermette and Samuel Pahlsson added second-period goals for the Blue Jackets.

Kane made it 3-1 off the rush on a feed from Blake Wheeler.

"It's an honor to be in a Winnipeg Jets jersey and get the season going," center Tim Stapleton said.

The Jets' John Albert nearly had the game's first goal, but it was waived off due to a goalie interference call on Carl Klingberg.

Goalie Mark Dekanich, a surprise free-agent signing by Columbus to possibly back up incumbent Steve Mason, did not return after the opening period due to a lower-body injury.

scoring summary
1st Period
09:08
CBJ
PPG - Nick Holden (1) Slapshot - ASST: Michael Chaput (1), Oliver Gabriel (1)
1 - 0 CBJ
2nd Period
00:33
CBJ
Maksim Mayorov (1) Wrist shot - ASST: NONE
2 - 0 CBJ
04:26
CBJ
Boone Jenner (1) Backhand shot - ASST: James Wisniewski (1), John Moore (1)
3 - 0 CBJ
06:21
WPG
Evander Kane (1) Backhand shot - ASST: Blake Wheeler (1)
3 - 1 CBJ
09:32
CBJ
PPG - Antoine Vermette (1) Tip-in - ASST: R.J. Umberger (1), Vinny Prospal (1)
4 - 1 CBJ
12:36
CBJ
Samuel Pahlsson (1) Deflected shot - ASST: Radek Martinek (1), Maksim Mayorov (1)
5 - 1 CBJ
3rd Period
NONE
penalty summary
1st Period
07:34
WPG
Blake Wheeler  Roughing  - 2 min against  R.J. Umberger
14:46
WPG
Evander Kane  Interference  - 2 min
2nd Period
07:51
WPG
Travis Ramsey  Interference  - 2 min against  Boone Jenner
3rd Period
00:42
CBJ
David Savard  Tripping  - 2 min against  Spencer Machacek
09:34
WPG
Derek Meech  Hi-sticking  - 2 min against  Michael Chaput
12:06
CBJ
Jared Boll  Roughing  - 2 min against  Mark Flood
18:26
CBJ
Michael Chaput  Roughing  - 2 min against  Jim Slater
goalie stats
Peter Mannino
SA: 4TOI: 19:59
GA: 0SV%: 1.000
Chris Mason
SA: 19TOI: 40:00
GA: 5SV%: .737
Mark Dekanich
SA: 8TOI: 20:00
GA: 0SV%: 1.000
Paul Dainton
SA: 18TOI: 40:00
GA: 1SV%: .944