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Tickets for street party 'a buzzkill' but doesn't dampen fans' joy over conference game

RUTH BONNEVILLE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS</p><p>Alice Bourgouin and her two grandchildren Brady, 12, and Hannah, 9, can't hold back their excitement when they were allowed in to the Whiteout street party for Game 1 of the Western Conference final between the Jets and the Las Vegas Golden Knights.</p>

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Alice Bourgouin and her two grandchildren Brady, 12, and Hannah, 9, can't hold back their excitement when they were allowed in to the Whiteout street party for Game 1 of the Western Conference final between the Jets and the Las Vegas Golden Knights.

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Jets fans decked out for Game 1 of Western Conference final
RUTH BONNEVILLE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS</p><p>Brandon Klimenko (with friend Jeff Pinchin — both wearing white hats) hoists a fake Stanley Cup on Donald Street at Graham Avenue during the Whiteout street party before the start of Game 1 of the Western Conference final between the Winnipeg Jets and the Las Vegas Golden Knights in Winnipeg, Saturday, May 12, 2018. Klimenko hopes the Jets will win the real one.</p>
RUTH BONNEVILLE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS</p><p>Four fighter jets pass over Bell MTS Place as thousands of Winnipeg Jets fans scream during the start of Game 1 of the Western Conference final between Winnipeg Jets and Vegas Golden Knights in Winnipeg Saturday, May 12, 2018 during the Whiteout street party.</p>
RUTH BONNEVILLE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS</p><p>Thousands of Winnipeg Jets fans scream at the start of the Winnipeg Jets vs Vegas Golden Knights game outside Bell MTS Place on Donald Street during the Whiteout street party Saturday, May 12, 2018.</p>
JOHN WOODS / THE CANADIAN PRESS</p><p>Winnipeg fans gather prior to game one NHL Western Conference Final action between the Winnipeg Jets and the Vegas Golden Knights in Winnipeg on Saturday, May 12, 2018.</p>
RUTH BONNEVILLE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS</p><p>Thousands of Winnipeg Jets fans scream at the start of Game 1 of Western Conference final between the Jets and Las Vegas Golden Knights game outside Bell MTS Place druing the Whiteout street party Saturday, May 12, 2018.</p>
JOHN WOODS / THE CANADIAN PRESS</p><p>Winnipeg Jets fans (left to right) Aaron Wold, Shawn Machado and Jason Krucish gather prior to game one NHL Western Conference Final action between the Winnipeg Jets and the Vegas Golden Knights in Winnipeg on Saturday, May 12, 2018.</p>
RUTH BONNEVILLE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS</p><p>Mattina Lisi, along with thousands of Winnipeg Jets fans scream at the start of Game 1 of the Western Conference final between the Jets and the Las Vegas Golden Knights outside BellMTS Place on Donald Street during the Whiteout street party Saturday, May 12, 2018.</p>
RUTH BONNEVILLE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS</p><p>Thousands of Winnipeg Jets fans scream at the start of Game 1 of Western Conference final between the Jets and Las Vegas Golden Knights game outside Bell MTS Place druing the Whiteout street party Saturday, May 12, 2018.</p>
RUTH BONNEVILLE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS</p><p>Joanne Fershau, aka Princess Knight Slaya, waves her hockey stick as a wand during the Whiteout street party just prior to the start of Game 1 of the Western Conference final between the Winnipeg Jets and Las Vegas Golden Knights Saturday, May 12, 2018.</p>
JOHN WOODS / THE CANADIAN PRESS</p><p>Winnipeg Jets fans (left to right) Brian Aitken, Del Pannu, Rob McFaddin and Tyler Prince gather prior to game one NHL Western Conference Final action between the Winnipeg Jets and the Vegas Golden Knights in Winnipeg on Saturday, May 12, 2018.</p>
RUTH BONNEVILLE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS</p><p>Melanie Ilag dances to the music of Big City All Star Band on stage at the Whiteout street party just prior to the start of Game 1 of the Western Conference final between Winnipeg Jets and Las Vegas Golden Knights Saturday, May 12, 2018.</p>
RUTH BONNEVILLE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS</p><p>A fan dressed in all white except for a blue moustache at the Whiteout street party just prior to the start of Game 1 of the Western Conference final between the Winnipeg Jets and Las Vegas Golden Knights game Saturday, May 12, 2018.</p>
RUTH BONNEVILLE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS</p><p>Thousands of Winnipeg Jets fans scream at the start of Game 1 of Western Conference final between the Jets and Las Vegas Golden Knights game outside Bell MTS Place druing the Whiteout street party Saturday, May 12, 2018.</p>
RUTH BONNEVILLE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS</p><p>Thousands of Winnipeg Jets fans scream at the start of Game 1 of Western Conference final between the Jets and Las Vegas Golden Knights game outside Bell MTS Place druing the Whiteout street party Saturday, May 12, 2018.</p>
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Updated on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 7:55 PM CDT: Adds photo of Alice Bourgouin and her grandchildren

8:48 PM: Adds slideslow

11:29 PM: Edited

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