Jets' historic win leads to Winnipeg traffic jams — Twitter reaction

Jets' historic win leads to Winnipeg traffic jams — Twitter reaction

The last time any Winnipeg team won a National Hockey League series was 31 years ago when the original Jets' franchise did it before relocating to Arizona in 1996.

Eddie Bartlett and Rebecca Hiscock tied the knot on Friday afternoon before they and their loved ones headed to a Whiteout Street Party ahead of Game 5 of the Winnipeg Jets/Minnesota Wild playoff series, Global News reported. With AP Photos.Jacob Trouba, Bryan Little, Brandon Tanev and Joel Armia scored in the first 11:59 to chase Minnesota goalie Devan Dubynk and the Winnipeg Jets beat the Wild 5-0 to win a playoff series for the first time in franchise history. About 15,000 fans gathered along Donald Street and Graham Avenue as part of the Winnipeg Whiteout Street Party.

The Jets will face the victor of the Nashville-Colorado series in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The series came 31 years after the original Jets last won a series before the team moved to Arizona.

The four goals on their first 10 shots sent the white-clad crowd of 15,300 at the Bell MTS Place arena into a frenzy.

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The Jets are the third team from the Western Conference who have advanced to the second round.

Outside of a 6-2 loss to the Wild in Game 3, Winnipeg dominated the series from top to bottom. Winnipeg will face the victor of the Nashville-Colorado series in the second round.

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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