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Winnipeg Jets fans heartbroken but still optimistic after Game 3 loss

The Winnipeg Jets' 5-4 loss to the Anaheim Ducks on Monday night was tough for many Jets fans, but some say they remain hopeful the team can survive.

Jets lost to Anaheim Ducks 5-4 in OT in Winnipeg's 1st playoff game on home ice since 1996

Jets, fans heartbroken but optimistic after 3rd loss. CBC's Nelly Gonzalez reports.

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The Winnipeg Jets' 5-4 overtime loss to the Anaheim Ducks on Monday night was tough for many fans in the Manitoba capital.

The Winnipeg Jets' 5-4 overtime loss to the Anaheim Ducks on Monday night was tough for many fans in the Manitoba capital.

The loss means the Jets are now down 3-0 in the first round of the NHL playoffs.

It was also a bitter end to the Jets' first playoff game on home ice in almost 19 years.

A sea of white jerseys, shirts and towels flooded the MTS Centre as part of the Winnipeg Whiteout, and fans loudly cheered for the home team right until the end.

Anaheim Ducks' Ryan Kesler (17) celebrates with Jakob Silfverberg (33) after scoring against the Winnipeg Jets during the third period of Game 3 on Monday. The Ducks defeated the Jets 5-4 in overtime. (Trevor Hagan/Canadian Press)
"It's such a letdown. It was such a crazy atmosphere, it was so amazing to be there. It was so loud, everybody was so excited," said Amber Dyck.

"We thought we had this one, and we didn't."

Some fans, like Garrett Malcolm, remain hopeful that the team can come back in the next game, slated for Wednesday.

"We saw the L.A. Kings come back from down 3-0 last year and I think we can do it," Malcolm said. "So I'm going to be there for Game 4 and I think we can do it."

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