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NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman holds press conference before NHL action

WATCH: Gary Bettman looking forward to Jets playoffs home game

WINNIPEG — NHL Commisioner Gary Bettman will be among the 15,004 fans cramming MTS Centre tonight for game three of the Winnipeg Jets playoff series against the Anaheim Ducks.

Bettman held a press conference at 6:30 p.m. at the MTS Centre and took questions from the media. The last time Bettman spoke in Winnipeg was back in 2011 when the NHL announced a team was coming back to the city.

Tonight’s tilt will mark the first NHL playoff game in Winnipeg since 1996. The Jets are down 2-0 in the best-of-seven Western Conference Quarterfinal series. The puck drops at 8 p.m.

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