The “Winnipeg Whiteout” was back after a 19-year absence. It had been filed away after the original franchise moved to Arizona following the 1995-96 season. Once the Atlanta Thrashers relocated to Winnipeg in 2011, fans had to wait four more seasons before the team reached the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Unfortunately for the Jets and their fans, the emotional day ended with a loss. The Ducks posted a 5-4 overtime win in Game 3 of the Western Conference first-round series, and now the Jets are one loss away from elimination.