NHL hockey made its return to Winnipeg on Tuesday night as a bunch of scrubs and a few decent talents lined up against each other in the form of the Columbus Blue Jackets vs. the Jets in a split squad contest. The new Jets beat up on the Blue Jackets by a final of 5-1. We’ve got a photo gallery up at theScore.com as well as a bundle of highlights.

Chants of “Go Jets Go” rained down all evening, and team captain Andrew Ladd even likened the atmosphere to that of a Stanley Cup Final game. Enjoy it Winnipeg, because it won’t feel quite as nice come mid-January when your Jets are dragging ass at home after finishing up an east coast road swing with just a day off in between. Relocation ain’t easy, and it was just four months ago when this team was the Thrashers.

Anyway, here’s that atmosphere everyone’s talking about.

Quickies

Part III of Fear The Fin’s interview with Doug Wilson is up, you can catch up with parts I and II here. [FTF]

Blake Kessel’s website probably shouldn’t have garnered much more than a D- in Computer Science class. [Puck Daddy via @felixpotvin]

Charges laid on Dustin Byfuglien for drunk boating incident. [CBC]

The Boston Bruins ‘Stanley Cup Hangover’. [Days of Y'Orr]

NHL conditionally approves the goal verification line and thinner mesh. [TSN]

Plants vs. Zombies vs. NHL. Is there anything that some moron wouldn’t tattoo on his or her body these days? [The Gamer]

Here’s a disgusting story about a hockey mom providing alcohol and having sex with minors. [Off The Bench]

The Jets first goal since 1996