WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Fired up for the first NHL playoff game in town in 19 years, Winnipeg Jets fans booed Corey Perry off the ice in warmups and cheered every icing call against the Anaheim Ducks.
They went silent when the Ducks scored.
The waves of emotion ebbed and flowed throughout 60 minutes of hockey.
The raucous “whiteout crowd” left on a down note after Anaheim’s Rickard Rakell scored at 5:12 of overtime to beat the Jets 5-4 Monday night at MTS Centre and take a 3-0 series lead.
For the third straight game, Winnipeg blew a third-period lead and in the process became the first team in NHL history to lose the first three of a series when leading at the second intermission each time, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
“More of the same,” Jets forward Blake Wheeler said. “We lead the whole series and we’re down 0-3.”
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