ANAHEIM -- The Winnipeg Jets have never been happier to be heading home.
After five days on the road and two squandered third-period leads in the Western Conference First Round series against the Anaheim Ducks, the Jets departed Southern California on Sunday in anticipation of Winnipeg's first home Stanley Cup Playoff game since 1996.
Game 3 is Monday (9 p.m. ET; NHLN-US, NBCSN, TVA Sports, SN, PRIME) at MTS Centre, where a frenzied crowd will try to help Winnipeg get back into a best-of-7 series that Anaheim leads 2-0.
"We know we've got a lot of fans that have been waiting a long time to watch playoff hockey and we're looking forward to getting back in this building and turning this thing around," forward Drew Stafford said. "I think it's going to make a huge difference. We can feed off that energy, use that to our advantage … to get home, get a little bit of a shot in the arm, a little changeup. Just being back in our own building, in front of fans, we're really looking forward to it."