Winnipeg Jets fans plan party with win in Colorado Thursday night

Winnipeg City Hall is flying the Jets' colours Thursday morning. @Bowman4Wpg / Twitter

WINNIPEG –Their team is more than 1,000 kilometres away in Denver, Colo., but Jets fans are getting ready to celebrate a win in Winnipeg.

Winnipeg hockey fans were having trouble Thursday afternoon focusing on anything other than potentially making the NHL playoffs for the first time since 1996. A win against the Colorado Avalanche Thursday evening guarantees the hockey-mad city a wild-card spot.

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Winnipeg City Hall joined in the hoopla by hoisting the Jets flag in front of the building.

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Some fans were joining the fun from outside Winnipeg.

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Local businesses were also entering into the fun with their own short and sweet messages.

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And some just wanted to indulge in a little nostalgia.

Even the polar bears — or at least, Hudson, the Winnipeg zoo’s longest polar bear resident — are cheering for the Jets.

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