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Winnipeg Jets NHL playoff tickets sell out in less than five minutes

04/14/2015 12:35 EDT | Updated 06/22/2015 02:59 EDT
WINNIPEG - Jets fans have long waited for playoff hockey to return to Winnipeg, but only the quickest and luckiest will get to see it happen in person.

The Jets announced today that individual tickets to Games 3 and 4 of their Western Conference quarter-final series against Anaheim sold out in less than five minutes.

The announcement comes as little surprise. The Jets boast an enthusiastic fan base that have been waiting 19 years for post-season hockey to return to Manitoba's capital.

Winnipeg's 15,016-seat MTS Centre also has the smallest capacity in the NHL.

The Jets' series with the Ducks opens with games Thursday and Saturday in Anaheim.

The series returns to Winnipeg next week for games Monday and Wednesday.

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