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The Race

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The playoff push is on and the Winnipeg Jets have two potential routes to the post-season, winning the Southeast Division outright and qualifying as the third seed in the Eastern Conference or by finishing in the top eight in the conference. Here’s a look at the Jets and the teams they are battling at this stage:

 

Florida Panthers

RECORD: 33-23-13, 79 pts. — First in Southeast Division; 3rd in Eastern Conference

GAMES REMAINING: 13 (6 home, 7 away)

GAMES VS. PLAYOFF TEAMS: 4

ODDS OF MAKING PLAYOFFS: 88.6%

(from www.sportsclubstats.com)

TRENDING: Idle Wednesday, meet Boston at home on Thursday.

 

 

Washington Capitals

RECORD: 36-28-6, 78 pts. — second in Southeast Division; 8th in Eastern Conference

GAMES REMAINING: 12 (5 home, 7 away)

GAMES VS. PLAYOFF TEAMS: 6

ODDS OF MAKING PLAYOFFS: 77.2%

TRENDING: An impressive 7-2-1 in their last 10; four-game road trip begins Friday here in Winnipeg.

 

Buffalo Sabres

RECORD: 33-29-9, 75 pts. — third in Northeast Division; 9th in Eastern Conference

GAMES REMAINING: 12 (5 home, 7 away)

GAMES VS. PLAYOFF TEAMS: 6

ODDS OF MAKING PLAYOFFS: 9.1%

TRENDING: The Sabres dropped a 5-4 shootout decision to visiting Colorado Wednesday night.

 

Winnipeg Jets

RECORD: 33-29-8, 74 pts. — third in Southeast Division; 10th in Eastern Conference

GAMES REMAINING: 12 (5 home, 7 away)

GAMES VS. PLAYOFF TEAMS: 7

ODDS OF MAKING PLAYOFFS:

22.2%

TRENDING: Defeated Dallas 5-2 Wednesday, the first of three straight games at home.

 

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