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No Major Incidents as 36,000 Jets Fans Flock Downtown: Police

No Major Incidents as 36,000 Jets Fans Flock Downtown: Police

Winnipeg Whiteout Street Party
About 15,000 people gather on the streets outside Bell MTS Place for the Winnipeg Whiteout Street Party as the Winnipeg Jets downed the Minnesota Wild 5-0 on Friday, April 20, 2018. (WINNIPEG JETS)

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.

The Jets clinched the first round playoff series with a 5-0 win over the Minnesota Wild.

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Winnipeg Jets Beat Wild in Game 5 to Advance to Second Round

Winnipeg Jets Beat Wild in Game 5 to Advance to Second Round

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Jack Roslovic - Brandon Tanev
Winnipeg Jets’ Jack Roslovic (52) and Brandon Tanev (13) celebrate Tanev’s goal against Minnesota Wild’s Jonas Brodin (25) and Matt Cullen (7) during first-period game five NHL playoff action in Winnipeg on Friday, April 20, 2018. The Winnipeg Jets are heading to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Bryan Little’s teammates were happy they could deliver something special to the veteran Winnipeg forward.

Connor Hellebuyck made 30 saves and the Jets scored four goals in the first period to eliminate the Minnesota Wild with a 5-0 victory in Game 5 of their best-of-seven series Friday.

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Winnipeg Jets Not Looking to Change Their Game Against Minnesota Wild

Winnipeg Jets Not Looking to Change Their Game Against Minnesota Wild

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Mark Scheifele
Minnesota Wild’s Mikael Granlund, left, of Finland, can only watch from ice level as Winnipeg Jets’ Mark Scheifele scores an empty-net goal in the third period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Tuesday, April 17, 2018, in St. Paul, Minn. The Jets won 2-0. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

WINNIPEG – Now is not the time for the Winnipeg Jets to change their game.

That’s the message head coach Paul Maurice will deliver to his players as they prepare to possibly clinch their Western Conference opening-round playoff series against the Minnesota Wild at home Friday night.

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Winnipeg Whiteout Street Party Expanding for Game 5

Winnipeg Whiteout Street Party Expanding for Game 5

Winnipeg Whiteout Street Party
Thousands fill Donald Street for the second Winnipeg Whiteout Street Party outside Bell MTS Place on Friday, April 13, 2018. (SPORTSNET VIA STN)

When the Winnipeg Jets play in Game 5 of the NHL playoffs on Friday, the Winnipeg Whiteout Street Party outside Bell MTS Place will be even bigger than before.

Economic Development Winnipeg says the party will now include Graham Avenue, as opposed to only Donald Street.

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Hellebuyck Perfect as Jets Shut Out Wild 2-0; Winnipeg Takes 3-1 Series Lead

Hellebuyck Perfect as Jets Shut Out Wild 2-0; Winnipeg Takes 3-1 Series Lead

By Brian Hall, The Canadian Press

Winnipeg Jets
Winnipeg Jets celebrate with Mark Scheifele, top left, after he scored on Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk during the first period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Tuesday, April 17, 2018, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck found out he was one of three finalists for the Vezina Trophy for the NHL’s top netminder just hours before the puck dropped on Game 4 of Winnipeg’s series with the Minnesota Wild.

Already eager to prove he could come back strong after giving up six goals and being pulled in Game 3, Hellebuyck had a little more inspiration to face Minnesota.

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Hellebuyck, Winnipeg Jets Not Fretting After 6-2 Playoff Loss to Minnesota Wild

Hellebuyck, Winnipeg Jets Not Fretting After 6-2 Playoff Loss to Minnesota Wild

By Brian Hall, The Canadian Press

Connor Hellebuyck
Minnesota Wild center Charlie Coyle (3) celebrates as a goal by Wild teammate Jordan Greenway slips past Winnipeg Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck (37) in the second period of Game 3 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series Sunday, April 15, 2018, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)

ST. PAUL., Minn. – Connor Hellebuyck took his time removing his equipment following the Winnipeg Jets’ optional practice Monday, talking and laughing with fellow goaltenders Steve Mason and Jamie Phillips.

Hellebuyck, a third-year pro with no previous playoff experience, wasn’t showing any negative signs about being pulled from the Jets’ 6-2 post-season loss to the Minnesota Wild. And don’t expect any panic desperation or frustration from Winnipeg when it resumes the best-of-seven, opening-round series Tuesday night.

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Jets Return to Winnipeg After Whiteout in Minnesota Reroutes Team

Jets Return to Winnipeg After Whiteout in Minnesota Reroutes Team

Mathieu Perreault
Winnipeg Jets’ Mathieu Perreault (85) gets checked by Minnesota Wild’s Nick Seeler (36) and Jason Zucker (16) during second period NHL game one playoff action in Winnipeg on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

The Winnipeg Jets were dealing with a different kind of whiteout on Saturday as the team returned to the city after a snowstorm prevented them from reaching the Twin Cities.

The Jets departed Winnipeg earlier in the day for Minneapolis, but were diverted to Duluth, about 250 kilometres away. They were in a holding pattern waiting for the weather to clear before the decision was made to head back north.

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Jets Expect Loud, Frenzied Crowd as Wild Try to Dig Out of 0-2 Hole

Jets Expect Loud, Frenzied Crowd as Wild Try to Dig Out of 0-2 Hole

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Andrew Copp - Tyler Myers
Winnipeg Jets’ Andrew Copp (9) and Tyler Myers (57) celebrates Copp’s goal against the Minnesota Wild during third-period game two NHL playoff action in Winnipeg on Friday, April 13, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – The Winnipeg Jets got a boost from their frenzied fans over their two victories at home over Minnesota. Jets forward Paul Stastny is expecting another raucous crowd now that the series is moving south of the border.

Winnipeg opened the best-of-seven first-round series with a 3-2 win Wednesday night and followed that with a 4-1 victory on Friday. Game 3 is set for Sunday at Xcel Energy Center.

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9,000 Fill Street for Second Winnipeg Jets Whiteout Party

9,000 Fill Street for Second Winnipeg Jets Whiteout Party

Winnipeg Whiteout Street Party
Thousands fill Donald Street for the second Winnipeg Whiteout Street Party outside Bell MTS Place on Friday, April 13, 2018. (SPORTSNET VIA STN)

About 9,000 fans lined Donald Street on Friday night for the second Winnipeg Whiteout Street Party.

As the Jets rolled over the Minnesota Wild inside Bell MTS Place, a sea of white was filling Donald Street from Portage Avenue to St. Mary Avenue. Economic Development Winnipeg says hundreds of young fans also enjoyed the festivities at the alcohol-free zone at Millennium Library Park.

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