The Winnipeg Jets started off their playoff series against the Vegas Golden Knights with a big win. 

The first period ended with a 0-0 tie. However, the Jets showed up with a two-point lead in the second as Winnipeg scored their first two goals. 

By the time the game was done, the Jets won by four goals, ending in 5-1. 

"A big part of our game is pressuring the puck carrier," says Jets head coach Rick Bowness on their website. "They like their delays and they look for that second wave. I thought our forwards did a great job backtracking and taking away those guys. And they also did a great job pressuring the puck carrier."

On top of the many goals the game was anything but boring as 24-year-old Centre Morgan Barron took a skate blade to the face in the first period resulting in 75 stitches. According to the Jets, Barron couldn't open his eyes while getting stitched up but listened with excitement as his team dominated the Knights in their own arena. 

Goals were scored by Blake Wheeler, Kyle Connor, Pierre-Luc Dubois, with Adam Lowry putting two into the net.  

"We were prepared for a fast start and the other times we played here this year, they buzzed us really early and we had a tough time getting our game going," says Wheeler. "We wanted to try to assert ourselves and be aggressive early on and after that first period we were feeling pretty good about our game."

The Jets face the Knights in Game Two in Las Vegas on Thursday at 9:00 p.m. and then Game Three in Winnipeg on Saturday, April 22 at 3:00 p.m. at the Canada Life Centre.