By: Evan Jankens
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.
The raucous “whiteout” crowd left on a somber note when 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.
“I personally have never had anything like that before, and we certainly fed off the energy,” Jets winger Lee Stempniak said.
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