No Major Incidents as 36000 Jets Fans Flock Downtown

22 April, 2018, 02:48 | Author: Martin Tyler
  • The Winnipeg Jets' Sami Niku could make his NHL playoff debut against the Minnesota Wild on Friday

In fact only twice before did the Jets win a National Hockey League playoff series, and both times came in a first round series win over the Calgary Flames.

The Jets defeated the Minnesota Wild 5-0 on Friday, winning the best-of-seven series 4-1.

The white-clad crowd of 15,321 at Bell MTS Place stood and began cheering and waving white towels with just over two minutes remaining.

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For the first time in almost three decades, a Winnipeg NHL team is advancing to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, promoting a loud roar from fans at Whiteout Street Party. Connor Hellebuyck made 30 saves for his second shutout of the series, and Mark Scheifele added a goal in the third to help the Jets finish off the Wild in five games.

In fact, is has been 31 years since Winnipeg got to celebrate a series victory.

Winnipeg's Bryan Little, Brandon Tanev, and Joel Armia all scored their first goal of the playoffs in the opening period.

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The Wild are now 11-10 all time in elimination games, and join Pittsburgh and Anaheim as the only clubs to have made the playoffs in each of the last six seasons. The Nashville Predators meanwhile lead the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 in the other Western Conference first round playoff series. They only got as far as the second round in 2014 and '15, when Chicago knocked them out both years.

Winnipeg police say there weren't any major incidents to report Friday night with about 36,000 fans flocking to downtown for the Jets game.

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