|WPG||0||1||0||(0 - 0)||1|
|CBJ||1||4||0||(0 - 0)||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.
Kane made it 3-1 off the rush on a feed from Blake Wheeler.
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.
|PPG - Nick Holden (1) Slapshot - ASST: Michael Chaput (1), Oliver Gabriel (1)|
1 - 0 CBJ
|Maksim Mayorov (1) Wrist shot - ASST: NONE|
2 - 0 CBJ
|Boone Jenner (1) Backhand shot - ASST: James Wisniewski (1), John Moore (1)|
3 - 0 CBJ
|Evander Kane (1) Backhand shot - ASST: Blake Wheeler (1)|
3 - 1 CBJ
|PPG - Antoine Vermette (1) Tip-in - ASST: RJ Umberger (1), Vinny Prospal (1)|
4 - 1 CBJ
|Samuel Pahlsson (1) Deflected shot - ASST: Radek Martinek (1), Maksim Mayorov (1)|
5 - 1 CBJ
|Blake Wheeler Roughing - 2 min against RJ Umberger|
|Evander Kane Interference - 2 min|
|Travis Ramsey Interference - 2 min against Boone Jenner|
|David Savard Tripping - 2 min against Spencer Machacek|
|Derek Meech Hi-sticking - 2 min against Michael Chaput|
|Jared Boll Roughing - 2 min against Mark Flood|
|Michael Chaput Roughing - 2 min against Jim Slater|