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The Race

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The Race

The Winnipeg Jets are shooting for the top eight in the NHL's Eastern Conference. Here's a look at the Jets and the teams they are battling at this stage:

Buffalo Sabres

RECORD: 38-29-10, 86 pts -- third in Northeast Division; 8th in Eastern Conference

GAMES REMAINING: 5 (2 home, 3 away)

GAMES VS PLAYOFF TEAMS: 3

ODDS OF MAKING PLAYOFFS

67.7%

(from www.sportsclubstats.com)

TRENDING: Had points in 10 of 11 games (8-1-2) and vaulted above the playoff line; face Penguins Friday then have back-to-back games against Toronto.

Washington

Capitals

RECORD: 38-31-8, 84 pts -- second in Southeast Division; 9th in Eastern Conference

GAMES REMAINING: 5 (2 home, 3 away)

GAMES VS PLAYOFF TEAMS: 3

ODDS OF MAKING PLAYOFFS

37%

TRENDING: Alternate home and road games the rest of the way after Tuesday's loss vs. Buffalo.

Winnipeg Jets

RECORD: 35-33-8, 78 pts -- third in Southeast Division; 10th in Eastern Conference

GAMES REMAINING: 6 (2 home, 4 away)

GAMES VS PLAYOFF TEAMS: 2

ODDS OF MAKING PLAYOFFS

0.7%

TRENDING: Have lost two in a row at home, four of the last five to fall into the danger zone.

Tampa Bay

Lightning

RECORD: 35-34-7, 77 pts -- fourth in Southeast Division; 11th in Eastern Conference.

GAMES REMAINING: 6 (2 home, 4 away)

GAMES VS PLAYOFF TEAMS: 2

ODDS OF MAKING PLAYOFFS

0.2%

TRENDING: Still have four road games to play, and have two left vs. Jets.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition March 28, 2012 C2

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