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Anaheim Ducks pull out brooms to eliminate Winnipeg Jets from playoffs

WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Jets were eliminated from the NHL playoffs Wednesday night with a 5-2 game four loss to the Anaheim Ducks at MTS Centre.

With the win, the Ducks sweep the best-of-seven Western Conference Quarterfinal series 4-0.

WATCH: Winnipeg Jets head coach Paul Maurice addresses the media following his team’s game four loss.

Ryan Kesler delivered the dagger with less than five minutes to play in the third period by scoring his second goal of the game. Kesler’s first came just a few minutes earlier in the front half of the frame to put the Ducks up 3-1. Drew Stafford though brought the Jets back within a goal by deflecting in a Dustin Byfuglien shot.

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The Ducks carried a 2-1 lead into third period thanks to an Andrew Cogliano goal. The forward beat Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec just past the mid-way mark of the second period to give Anaheim its first lead of the game. Corey Perry picked up his second assist of the night on the goal for his seventh point of the series.

WATCH: Winnipeg Jets captain Andrew Ladd addresses the media following his team’s game four loss.

Winnipeg’s Bryan Little opened the scoring late in the opening period. Little’s second goal of the playoffs was assisted by Mathieu Perreault and Dustin Byfuglien. The Ducks though quickly tied it up as Emerson Etem scored less than ninety seconds later.

Sami Vatanen added the cherry in the final minute of the game by scoring an empty netter.

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PHOTO GALLERY: 

Goaltender Ondrej Pavelec of the Winnipeg Jets leads his teammates to the ice for the start of the pre-game warm up prior to Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals. Lance Thomson/NHLI via Getty Images
Mark Stuart, Adam Lowry, Jiri Tlusty and Michael Frolik of the Winnipeg Jets stand on the ice during the singing of the National anthems prior to puck drop against the Anaheim Ducks in Game Four. Lance Thomson/NHLI via Getty Images
Andrew Ladd of the Winnipeg Jets hits the ice for the start of the pre-game warm up prior to action against the Anaheim Ducks in Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals. Jonathan Kozub/NHLI via Getty Images
Goaltender Ondrej Pavelec of the Winnipeg Jets stands on the ice during the singing of the National anthems prior to puck drop against the Anaheim Ducks in Game Four. Jonathan Kozub/NHLI via Getty Images
Blake Wheeler of the Winnipeg Jets plays the puck along the boards as Cam Fowler of the Anaheim Ducks gives chase during first period action in Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals. Lance Thomson/NHLI via Getty Images
Matt Beleskey of the Anaheim Ducks gets on top of Mark Stuart of the Winnipeg Jets during first period action in Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals. Marianne Helm/Getty Images
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Bryan Little of the Winnipeg Jets celebrates his first period goal against the Anaheim Ducks with teammates at the bench in Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals. File / Jonathan Kozub/NHLI via Getty Images
Fans cheer and wave white towels as part of the 'Whiteout' prior to puck drop between the Winnipeg Jets and the Anaheim Ducks in Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals. Jonathan Kozub/NHLI via Getty Images
Toby Enstrom of the Winnipeg Jets and Ryan Getzlaf of the Anaheim Ducks chase the loose puck down the ice during first period action in Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals. Jonathan Kozub/NHLI via Getty Images
Jacob Trouba of the Winnipeg Jets breaks in on goaltender Frederik Andersen of the Anaheim Ducks during first period action in Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals. Lance Thomson/NHLI via Getty Images
Andrew Cogliano of the Anaheim Ducks celebrates his goal during second period action in Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against the Winnipeg Jets. Marianne Helm/Getty Images

The Jets were trying to become just the fifth team in NHL history to battle back from a 3-0 deficit to win the series.

WHITE NOISE: More than 15,000 fans packed MTS Centre Wednesday night with the majority of them wearing white, a tradition that dates back to the days of the original Jets, for a second straight game. The cheering, at times, during Monday’s game three reached 124 decibels. A military jet taking off registers at around 130 decibels.

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