July 6, 2015


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A fan looks for tickets for the Jets inaugural game against the Montreal Canadiens at the MTS Centre on Sunday. (Jonathan Hayward / The Canadian Press)
Ryan Gilmour, a hard-core Jets fan, outside MTS Centre. (Trevor Hagan / Winnipeg Free Press)
Edgar Purganan and Keith Lavallee outside the MTS Centre. (Trevor Hagan / Winnipeg Free Press)
Winnipeg Jets defenceman Ron Hainsey makes his way onto the ice during team introductions. (Jonathan Hayward / The Canadian Press)
Mark Dewar with his hand-knit Jets jersey his wife made him. (Mike Deal / Winnipeg Free Press)
The first Winnipeg Jets fans file into the MTS Centre and Ethan Bewer, 9, meets Jets mascot Mick E. Moose. (Trevor Hagan / Winnipeg Free Press)
The start of the Winnipeg Jets versus Montreal Canadiens. (Boris Minkevich / Winnipeg Free Press)
Outside the MTS Centre before the drop of the puck. (Mike Deal / Winnipeg Free Press)
Bryan Little crashes into Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price during the second period. (Jonathan Hayward / The Canadian Press)
Prime Minister Stephen Harper drinks a soda as he and his daughter Rachel watch the second period. (Jonathan Hayward / The Canadian Press)
Winnipeg Jets' Nik Antropov scores a goal past Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price and Canadiens defenceman Raphael Diaz during the third period. (Jonathan Hayward / The Canadian Press)
A fan records the opening ceremonies at the MTS Centre. (Joe Bryksa / Winnipeg Free Press)
The national anthem was sung by Jim Cuddy of Blue Rodeo and Winnipeg native Chantal Kreviazuk. (Boris Minkevich / Winnipeg Free Press)
A special ceremony for Rick Rypien before the game took place with Gary Bettman, Craig Heisinger, Shelley Crawford (mother), Mark Chipman and David Thomson. (Boris Minkevich / Winnipeg Free Press)
It was a full house for the Winnipeg Jets inaugural game against the Montreal Canadiens. (Trevor Hagan / Winnipeg Free Press)
One of two jets pass over the large crowd watching the Winnipeg Jets season-opener against the Montreal Canadiens on large screens at The Forks. (Wayne Glowacki / Winnipeg Free Press)
Evander Kane chases the puck against Canadiens Michael Cammalleri and Yannick Weber during first-period action. (Joe Bryksa / Winnipeg Free Press)
Pride in their hometown and the Jets was displayed in many ways. (Trevor Hagan / Winnipeg Free Press)
A large crowd watches the Winnipeg Jets season-opener against the Montreal Canadiens on large screens at The Forks. (Wayne Glowacki / Winnipeg Free Press)
Mark Scheifele faces off during second-period action. (Trevor Hagan / Winnipeg Free Press)
Canadien David Desharnais is stopped by Ondrej Pavelec during second-period action. (Joe Bryksa / Winnipeg Free Press)
Canadien Alexei Emelin jumps over downed Jet Kyle Wellwood behind the Montreal net during second-period action. (Trevor Hagan / Winnipeg Free Press)
Evander Kane battles with Canadien Scott Gomez during second-period action. (Trevor Hagan / Winnipeg Free Press)
Nik Antropov scores the first NHL goal for the new Winnipeg Jets. (Joe Bryksa / Winnipeg Free Press)
Fans celebrate the Nik Antropov's goal during third-period action. (Trevor Hagan / Winnipeg Free Press)
Fans watching the game at the convention centre cheer after the Jets' Nik Antropov scores the first goal. (Mike Deal / Winnipeg Free Press)
Defenceman Dustin Byfuglien gets a penalty. (Boris Minkevich / Winnipeg Free Press)
Montreal Canadians Max Pacioretty, left, celebrates qa third period goal. (Joe Bryksa / Winnipeg Free Press)
Brett MacLean battles with Yannick Weber during third-period action. (Trevor Hagan / Winnipeg Free Press)
Montreal Canadians goaltender Carey Price keeps his eyes on the puck as Winnipeg Jets Tanner Glass storms the net during third period. (Joe Bryksa / Winnipeg Free Press)
Mick E. Moose is always a crowd favourite. (Trevor Hagan / Winnipeg Free Press)
The Jets leave the ice after their  5-1 loss. (Boris Minkevich / Winnipeg Free Press)
A fan looks for tickets for the Jets inaugural game against the Montreal Canadiens at the MTS Centre on Sunday. (Jonathan Hayward / The Canadian Press) -
Ryan Gilmour, a hard-core Jets fan, outside MTS Centre. (Trevor Hagan / Winnipeg Free Press) -
Edgar Purganan and Keith Lavallee outside the MTS Centre. (Trevor Hagan / Winnipeg Free Press) -
Winnipeg Jets defenceman Ron Hainsey makes his way onto the ice during team introductions. (Jonathan Hayward / The Canadian Press) -
Mark Dewar with his hand-knit Jets jersey his wife made him. (Mike Deal / Winnipeg Free Press) -
The first Winnipeg Jets fans file into the MTS Centre and Ethan Bewer, 9, meets Jets mascot Mick E. Moose. (Trevor Hagan / Winnipeg Free Press) -
The start of the Winnipeg Jets versus Montreal Canadiens. (Boris Minkevich / Winnipeg Free Press) -
Outside the MTS Centre before the drop of the puck. (Mike Deal / Winnipeg Free Press) -
Bryan Little crashes into Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price during the second period. (Jonathan Hayward / The Canadian Press) -
Prime Minister Stephen Harper drinks a soda as he and his daughter Rachel watch the second period. (Jonathan Hayward / The Canadian Press) -
Winnipeg Jets' Nik Antropov scores a goal past Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price and Canadiens defenceman Raphael Diaz during the third period. (Jonathan Hayward / The Canadian Press) -
A fan records the opening ceremonies at the MTS Centre. (Joe Bryksa / Winnipeg Free Press) -
The national anthem was sung by Jim Cuddy of Blue Rodeo and Winnipeg native Chantal Kreviazuk. (Boris Minkevich / Winnipeg Free Press) -
A special ceremony for Rick Rypien before the game took place with Gary Bettman, Craig Heisinger, Shelley Crawford (mother), Mark Chipman and David Thomson. (Boris Minkevich / Winnipeg Free Press) -
It was a full house for the Winnipeg Jets inaugural game against the Montreal Canadiens. (Trevor Hagan / Winnipeg Free Press) -
One of two jets pass over the large crowd watching the Winnipeg Jets season-opener against the Montreal Canadiens on large screens at The Forks. (Wayne Glowacki / Winnipeg Free Press) -
Evander Kane chases the puck against Canadiens Michael Cammalleri and Yannick Weber during first-period action. (Joe Bryksa / Winnipeg Free Press) -
Pride in their hometown and the Jets was displayed in many ways. (Trevor Hagan / Winnipeg Free Press) -
A large crowd watches the Winnipeg Jets season-opener against the Montreal Canadiens on large screens at The Forks. (Wayne Glowacki / Winnipeg Free Press) -
Mark Scheifele faces off during second-period action. (Trevor Hagan / Winnipeg Free Press) -
Canadien David Desharnais is stopped by Ondrej Pavelec during second-period action. (Joe Bryksa / Winnipeg Free Press) -
Canadien Alexei Emelin jumps over downed Jet Kyle Wellwood behind the Montreal net during second-period action. (Trevor Hagan / Winnipeg Free Press) -
Evander Kane battles with Canadien Scott Gomez during second-period action. (Trevor Hagan / Winnipeg Free Press) -
Nik Antropov scores the first NHL goal for the new Winnipeg Jets. (Joe Bryksa / Winnipeg Free Press) -
Fans celebrate the Nik Antropov's goal during third-period action. (Trevor Hagan / Winnipeg Free Press) -
Fans watching the game at the convention centre cheer after the Jets' Nik Antropov scores the first goal. (Mike Deal / Winnipeg Free Press) -
Defenceman Dustin Byfuglien gets a penalty. (Boris Minkevich / Winnipeg Free Press) -
Montreal Canadians Max Pacioretty, left, celebrates qa third period goal. (Joe Bryksa / Winnipeg Free Press) -
Brett MacLean battles with Yannick Weber during third-period action. (Trevor Hagan / Winnipeg Free Press) -
Montreal Canadians goaltender Carey Price keeps his eyes on the puck as Winnipeg Jets Tanner Glass storms the net during third period. (Joe Bryksa / Winnipeg Free Press) -
Mick E. Moose is always a crowd favourite. (Trevor Hagan / Winnipeg Free Press) -
The Jets leave the ice after their 5-1 loss. (Boris Minkevich / Winnipeg Free Press) -

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