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It was on this day in Winnipeg Jets history that the team closed out their first playoff series victory since moving to Manitoba from Atlanta.

On April 20th, 2018, the Winnipeg Jets had a chance to make franchise history if only they could pull out a fourth and deciding win in their series against the Minnesota Wild. Up until that point, the Jets had not yet been able to win a playoff series since relocation with their first opportunity in 2015 resulting in a four-game sweep at the hands of the Anaheim Ducks. Fortunately, those fortunes turned when they defeated the Minnesota Wild by a 5-0 score in front of 15,321 rowdy fans at the Bell MTS Place, closing out their first playoff series win since the team relocated from Atlanta in May of 2011. Not only did this win push the Jets into the second round, but also triggered a mass celebration in the streets of Winnipeg as fans were finally able to celebrate some playoff success for the first time since the 1990s.

The Jets would go on to win their second playoffs series that same spring as they defeated the Nashville Predators in seven games, before falling to the Cinderella story, Vegas Golden Knights, in the Western Conference Finals.