Is there any doubt what kind of home-ice advantage the Jets will have in Winnipeg? There shouldn't be.
The only thing left for the Jets 2.0 to accomplish was a win, and they got it in Game No. 4 on Monday night back in the 'Peg. Before some fans were even in their seats, Kyle Wellwood tied a franchise record by scoring eight seconds into the game. The Hangar went nuts.
You'd think it was the Stanley Cup Finals with that kind of reaction.
But the sight of the night across the NHL on Monday will be the final minute in Winnipeg. It looked like every fan in the arena stuck around until the final seconds ticked off, and the place went nuts.
Watching on television, it looked awfully similar to the final few seconds of the Miracle on Ice in Lake Placid. Fans all standing, cheering their lungs out.
Former NHLer Bob Errey, doing color commentary for the Penguins' telecast, remarked in amazement that the MTS Centre was "as loud an arena as I've ever heard in the NHL. Unbelievable."
That's quite a difference from the last time the Penguins saw this team, the final NHL game played in Atlanta last spring. That's not meant to shovel any more dirt on the Atlanta hockey grave, right now the atmosphere in Winnipeg is putting every other city to shame.
Just wait until the Jets get good.