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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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Playoff Hockey Fever in Winnipeg Bigger Than Glory Days 40 Years Ago: Alumni

Playoff Hockey Fever in Winnipeg Bigger Than Glory Days 40 Years Ago: Alumni

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Anders Hedberg
Former Winnipeg Jets player Anders Hedberg looks at a photo of himself and Ulf Nilsson holding the AVCO Cup at the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame in Winnipeg, Friday, May 11, 2018. Many team members came to Winnipeg to celebrate the anniversary of winning the AVCO Cup in the World Hockey Association (WHA). (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Winnipeg was already in the grip of playoff fever.

Now, with the National Hockey League Jets advancing to the Western Conference final — further than they have even been in the NHL — the frenzy has jumped another notch.

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Winnipeg Jets Street Party Expecting 23,000 People

Winnipeg Jets Street Party Expecting 23,000 People

Winnipeg Whiteout Street Party
About 15,000 people gather on the streets outside Bell MTS Place for the Winnipeg Whiteout Street Party on Friday, April 20, 2018. (WINNIPEG JETS)

Organizers of Monday’s Whiteout Street Party are expecting 23,000 people will gather outside Bell MTS Place as the Winnipeg Jets look to clinch the second-round series against the Nashville Predators in Game 6.

Throw in a weather forecast set to reach near 30°C, and the party will definitely be on.

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Feeling the Vibes of 2010, Dustin Byfuglien the ‘Great Equalizer’ for Jets

Feeling the Vibes of 2010, Dustin Byfuglien the ‘Great Equalizer’ for Jets

By Joshua Clipperton, The Canadian Press

Dustin Byfuglien
Winnipeg Jets’ Dustin Byfuglien (33) celebrates after scoring against the Nashville Predators during second period NHL hockey playoff action in Winnipeg on Tuesday, May 1, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

WINNIPEG – When he looks down the bench, Winnipeg Jets captain Blake Wheeler sees a lot of things.

There’s the relentlessness of Mark Scheifele, Patrik Laine’s deadly shot, and the playmaking ability of Nikolaj Ehlers. Josh Morrissey, Jacob Trouba and Tyler Myers are part of a solid defence corps, while goalie Connor Hellebuyck had a breakout year worthy of his Vezina Trophy nomination.

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Fighter Jets to Fly Over Winnipeg Jets Street Party

Fighter Jets to Fly Over Winnipeg Jets Street Party

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A pilot positions a CF-18 Hornet at the CFB Cold Lake, in Cold Lake, Alberta on October 21, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson)

Hockey fans will be looking way up on Tuesday as the Canadian Armed Forces conduct a flyby above the Winnipeg Whiteout Street Party.

Two Canadian Air Force (RCAF) CF-18 Hornet fighter jets from 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alberta will fly over Bell MTS Place at 7 p.m. just as the Jets take on the Nashville Predators in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

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Jets Release Second Round NHL Playoff Schedule

Jets Release Second Round NHL Playoff Schedule

Connor Hellebuyck
Nashville Predators’ Ryan Hartman (38) scores the game-winning goal on Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck (37) during third period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Tuesday, February 27, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

Hockey fans have been stressing out over when the Winnipeg Jets will play each game in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. But now we know.

The NHL finalized the schedule late Wednesday, tearing back the curtain on when and where the series will be played. All away games can be viewed at Bell MTS Place as part of the recently-announced Whiteout Viewing Party. Tickets go on sale Thursday at 1 p.m.

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