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Fleury Outshines Hellebuyck as Golden Knights Oust Jets to Advance to Cup Final

Fleury Outshines Hellebuyck as Golden Knights Oust Jets to Advance to Cup Final

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Winnipeg Jets
Winnipeg Jets’ Patrik Laine (29) and goaltender Connor Hellebuyck (37) following the team’s loss to the Vegas Golden Knights during NHL Western Conference Finals, game 5, in Winnipeg, Sunday, May 20, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

WINNIPEG – When the buzzer sounded to end the game and the season for the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday, goalie Connor Hellebuyck left the bench and went back on to the ice.

The netminder had been off for an extra attacker, but six skaters couldn’t tie up the game and Jets were eliminated from the playoffs as the expansion Vegas Golden Knights won the Western Conference final series in Game 5 with a 2-1 victory.

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Winnipeg Jets Eliminated from NHL Playoffs by Expansion Vegas Golden Knights

Winnipeg Jets Eliminated from NHL Playoffs by Expansion Vegas Golden Knights

By Joshua Clipperton, The Canadian Press

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The Vegas Golden Knights mob goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury (29) after defeating the Winnipeg Jets during NHL Western Conference Finals, game 5, in Winnipeg, Sunday, May 20, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

WINNIPEG – A group of players nobody wanted — the self-proclaimed ‘Golden Misfits’ — are heading to the Stanley Cup final.

Ryan Reaves scored the game-winning goal, Marc-Andre Fleury made 31 saves and the expansion Vegas Golden Knights continued their improbable run by defeating the Winnipeg Jets 2-1 on Sunday to win the best-of-seven Western Conference final 4-1.

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Maurice Wants Winnipeg Jets to Stay Loose Ahead of Potential Elimination Game

Maurice Wants Winnipeg Jets to Stay Loose Ahead of Potential Elimination Game

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Paul Maurice
Winnipeg Jets head coach Paul Maurice, top centre, watches the third period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series against the Nashville Predators, Friday, April 27, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Mark Humphrey)

WINNIPEG – Paul Maurice wants the Winnipeg Jets to focus on fun, not the magnitude of Sunday’s game against the Vegas Golden Knights.

The expansion Golden Knights are up 3-1 in the best-of-seven Western Conference final series and could eliminate the Jets and clinch a spot in the Stanley Cup final with a victory in the afternoon matchup.

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Tweaks Made for Sunday’s Winnipeg Whiteout Street Party

Tweaks Made for Sunday’s Winnipeg Whiteout Street Party

Winnipeg Jets Whiteout Street Party
Monday’s Winnipeg Jets Whiteout Street Party drew about 11,000 fans. (TYLER WALSH / TOURISM WINNIPEG)

Economic Development Winnipeg and True North Sports + Entertainment have made slight changes to how tickets are obtained to Sunday’s Winnipeg Whiteout Street Party.

Organizers released 37,500 tickets for the party on Thursday afternoon. Unlike before, tickets won’t only be available on Ticketmaster’s website, but in-person at the Bell MTS Place box office (Portage and Donald), which True North has allocated 5,400 for walk-ups. Tickets will also be available at the gates — opening at noon.

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Some Winnipeg Jets Fans Fall Victim to Ticket Scammers

Some Winnipeg Jets Fans Fall Victim to Ticket Scammers

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Winnipeg Jet fans celebrate at Portage an Main in downtown Winnipeg on Friday, April 20, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

Police want Winnipeg Jets fans to be careful when it comes to purchasing playoff hockey tickets from third-party sellers.

Police say they are investigating several incidents where ticket buyers have been scammed attempting to secure seats. The sales involve ads posted on popular buy and sell websites, where the tickets are later to be found invalid or not delivered.

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‘Gift to Be a Part of This Community:’ Winnipeg Jets Fan Fever Spreads

‘Gift to Be a Part of This Community:’ Winnipeg Jets Fan Fever Spreads

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

Eric Meadow - Winnipeg Jets Fan
Winnipeg Jets fan Eric Meadow of Connecticut is shown in a handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Eric Meadow)

Eric Meadow drives around his neighbourhood with a giant logo on his car — a blue and white circle with a jet and a maple leaf — signalling to other hockey fans where his allegiance is.

On a street in Manitoba he’d get cheers and people hollering “True North,” but in his Connecticut neighbourhood he gets a lot of strange looks.

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Manitoba Junior Football Executive Resigns After Post About P.K. Subban

Manitoba Junior Football Executive Resigns After Post About P.K. Subban

By The Canadian Press

P.K. Subban
Nashville Predators defenseman P.K. Subban waits for play to resume after the Winnipeg Jets scored during the third period in Game 7 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series Thursday, May 10, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. The president of the Winnipeg Rifles of the Canadian Junior Football League has resigned after putting up what the team calls an offensive Facebook posting that makes reference to Nashville Predators defenceman P.K. Subban. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Mark Humphrey)

WINNIPEG – The president of the Winnipeg Rifles of the Canadian Junior Football League has resigned after writing a Facebook post that made reference to Nashville Predators defenceman P.K. Subban.

Todd Wilson posted an image Saturday night of a beer vendor working at Winnipeg’s Bell MTS Place as the Jets were playing the Vegas Golden Knights in the opening game of the Stanley Cup Western Conference final.

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Byfuglien Leads Charge as Jets Down Knights in Game 1 of Western Conference Final

Byfuglien Leads Charge as Jets Down Knights in Game 1 of Western Conference Final

By Joshua Clipperton, The Canadian Press

Winnipeg Jets
Winnipeg Jets’ Patrik Laine (29), Blake Wheeler (26), Mark Scheifele (55) and Paul Stastny (25) celebrate Laine’s goal against the Vegas Golden Knights during first period of game one action in the NHL Western Conference Final in Winnipeg on Saturday, May 12, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Having knocked off the Presidents’ Trophy winners in Game 7 of a gruelling slugfest less than 48 hours earlier, the Winnipeg Jets had an excuse if their legs were tired on Saturday night.

Instead, they came out flying and never looked back to land the opening blow of the Western Conference final.

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