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Fans flood Portage and Main to celebrate Winnipeg Jets playoff clinch

WINNIPEG — For the first time since the NHL returned to Winnipeg, the Jets are going to the playoffs.

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The Winnipeg Jets took on the Colorado Avalanche in Denver Thursday night and after an intense, scoreless game lost to the Avalanche in a shootout.

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However, the Calgary Flames’ 3-1 win over Los Angeles means the Kings can no longer overtake the Jets for the wildcard spot in the playoffs.

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The Flames win was celebrated by the many loyal fans packed into The Pint in downtown Winnipeg.

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The Winnipeg Jets had no shortage of fans at The Pint in Winnipeg's downtown Thursday night as they fought for a chance to advance to the playoffs. Shannon Cuciz / Global News
Fans pack The Pint in Winnipeg's downtown to cheer on the Winnipeg Jets. Shannon Cuciz / Global News

Winnipeg Jets fans also took to Portage Avenue and Main Street for the long-awaited celebrations.

TIMELAPSE: Fans gather at Portage and Main to celebrate Winnipeg Jets playoff clinch

Winnipeg Jets fans flooded Portage Avenue and Main Street after clinching a playoff spot Thursday night. Shannon Cuciz / Global News

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