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The Race

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This article was published 20/3/2012 (3108 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

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

The Jets beat the Capitals in a big game on March 16 in Winnipeg. They play the Capitals again this Friday in Washington.

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The Jets beat the Capitals in a big game on March 16 in Winnipeg. They play the Capitals again this Friday in Washington.

RECORD: 36-23-13, 85 pts. -- First in Southeast Division; 3rd in Eastern Conference

GAMES REMAINING: 10 (4 home, 6 away)

GAMES VS. PLAYOFF TEAMS: 3

ODDS OF MAKING PLAYOFFS:

99.3% (from www.sportsclubstats.com)

TRENDING: The Panthers next six games are all against teams not in the playoff picture: Carolina, Edmonton, Islanders, Montreal, Minnesota and Columbus.

Washington Capitals

RECORD: 37-30-6, 80 pts. -- second in Southeast Division; 8th in Eastern Conference

GAMES REMAINING: 9 (5 home, 4 away)

GAMES VS. PLAYOFF TEAMS: 4

ODDS OF MAKING PLAYOFFS:


TRENDING: Face the Flyers in Philly on Thursday, then home to the Jets Friday.

 

Buffalo Sabres

RECORD: 34-29-10, 78 pts. -- third in Northeast Division; 9th in Eastern Conference

GAMES REMAINING: 9 (4 home, 5 away)

GAMES VS. PLAYOFF TEAMS: 5

ODDS OF MAKING PLAYOFFS:

17.4%

TRENDING: A team that just won't go away: 6-2-2 in its last 10.

 

Winnipeg Jets

RECORD: 34-31-8, 76 pts. -- third in Southeast Division; 10th in Eastern Conference

GAMES REMAINING: 9 (3 home, 6 away)

GAMES VS. PLAYOFF TEAMS: 5

ODDS OF MAKING PLAYOFFS:

10.4%

TRENDING: Team is now off to Washington for a game Friday and the first of two in two nights, followed by a date Saturday in Nashville.

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