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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: 32-23-13, 77 pts. -- First in Southeast Division; 3rd in Eastern Conference

GAMES REMAINING: 14 (7 home, 7 away)

GAMES VS. PLAYOFF TEAMS: 4

ODDS OF MAKING PLAYOFFS: 84.8

% (from www.sportsclubstats.com)

TRENDING: Home this week to Toronto, Boston and Buffalo.

Washington Capitals

RECORD: 35-28-6, 76 pts. -- second in Southeast Division; 8th in Eastern Conference

GAMES REMAINING: 13 (6 home, 9 away)

GAMES VS. PLAYOFF TEAMS: 6

ODDS OF MAKING PLAYOFFS: 74.8%

TRENDING: Have won three straight; now embark on a five-game road trip that brings them to Winnipeg on Friday.

Buffalo Sabres

RECORD: 32-29-8, 72 pts. -- third in Northeast Division; 9th in Eastern Conference

GAMES REMAINING: 12 (5 home, 7 away)

GAMES VS. PLAYOFF TEAMS: 4

ODDS OF MAKING PLAYOFFS: 15.2%

TRENDING: The Sabres scored their second straight win with a 3-2 (OT) triumph over Montreal Monday night.

Winnipeg Jets

RECORD: 32-29-8, 72 pts. -- third in Southeast Division; 10th in Eastern Conference

GAMES REMAINING: 13 (6 home, 7 away)

GAMES VS. PLAYOFF TEAMS: 7

ODDS OF MAKING PLAYOFFS: 20.4%

TRENDING: Critical three-game homestand begins Wednesday against Dallas.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition March 13, 2012 ??65533

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