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Ducks enjoy the noise, but love silencing the Winnipeg crowd
Ducks enjoy the noise, but love silencing the Winnipeg crowd

They wore white painters' coveralls and white logo T-shirts, glued fluffy white beards to their faces and pulled white wigs over their heads, a blindingly bright background for the blizzard Winnipeg Jets fans created Monday when they waved and twirled small white towels to vent an outburst of pure joy that the MTS Centre barely contained. The good citizens of Winnipeg and surrounding areas of the snow-dusted Canadian prairie had waited 19 years to see NHL playoff hockey. They couldn't hold back their roars of thanks for the gift the hometown Jets had given them first by bringing the league back to Winnipeg and, on Monday, by bringing them postseason play in all its sweaty,...

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