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12/03/21 Playoff Picture

Wednesday, 21.03.2012 / 11:00 AM / News Articles
By Eric Postma
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12\/03\/21 Playoff Picture
EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 NYR 72 45 20 7 199 160 97
2 BOS 72 42 27 3 236 178 87
3 FLA 72 36 23 13 182 198 85
4 PIT 72 45 21 6 239 184 96
5 PHI 73 42 23 8 232 206 92
6 NJD 74 42 27 5 201 191 89
7 OTT 74 37 27 10 221 214 84
8 WSH 73 37 30 6 198 208 80
10 BUF 73 34 29 10 187 207 78
9 WPG 73 34 31 8 196 211 76
11 CAR 73 29 29 15 194 217 73
12 TOR 74 32 34 8 210 232 72
13 TBL 72 32 33 7 202 247 71
14 NYI 73 30 32 11 174 218 71
15 MTL 73 28 32 13 191 203 69

The Winnipeg Jets playoff outlook dimmed slightly with last night's 8-4 loss to the red-hot Pittsburgh Penguins. In Pittsburgh, there was an opporutunity for the Jets, but that opportunity was met head-on by an incredibly talented Penguins squad led by James Neal, Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby.

Tuesday's loss didn't change the Eastern Conference Standings for the Jets, but with only nine games remaining on the regular season schedule, Winnipeg finds itself four points back of the magic line that separates playoff contenders from all the rest. With 76 points, the Jets are going to need a good combination of some solid winning, along with a bit of help from some other teams down the stretch.

TODAY'S KEY MATCH-UPS:

Montreal Canadiens at Buffalo Sabres (6:00 PM)

The Montreal Canadiens are sitting in last place in the Eastern Conference, and although not yet mathematically eliminated from the playoffs, the will really only play the spoiler role in the final weeks of the season. The Buffalo Sabres are the first step on the ladder to playoff position for the Jets. Currently the Sabres are holding on to ninth spot in the conference with 78 points, just two ahead of the Jets.

The Sabres have been good of late, going on a 6-2-2 run in their past 10 games, thanks to some of their best players stepping up. Buffalo is coming off a 7-3 rout of the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday night. The Habs and Sabres met just nine days ago, with Montreal scoring with five seconds remaining in the third period to force overtime. Buffalo went on to win in OT thanks to a timely score by defenceman Tyler Myers.

Ideal Jets outcome: Canadiens Win

OTHER MATCH-UPS:

  • Florida Panthers at Carolina Hurricanes (6:00 PM)
  • Detroit Red Wings at New York Rangers (6:30 PM, TSN2)
  • Vancouver Canucks at Chicago Blackhawks (7:00 PM, TSN)
  • St. Louis Blues at Anaheim Ducks (9:00 PM)

SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 12 9 3 0 33 22 18
2 VAN 10 7 3 0 34 29 14
3 NSH 10 6 2 2 26 21 14
4 LAK 11 6 3 2 26 23 14
5 CGY 12 6 4 2 31 27 14
6 SJS 12 6 4 2 38 34 14
7 CHI 10 6 3 1 27 19 13
8 MIN 9 6 3 0 31 17 12
9 DAL 10 4 2 4 33 35 12
10 STL 9 5 3 1 22 18 11
11 COL 11 3 4 4 27 32 10
12 WPG 10 4 5 1 20 26 9
13 EDM 10 4 5 1 27 36 9
14 ARI 9 3 5 1 22 34 7

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
B. Little 10 5 4 3 9
T. Enstrom 10 0 8 1 8
A. Ladd 10 4 3 0 7
B. Wheeler 10 4 2 1 6
Z. Bogosian 9 0 4 2 4
D. Byfuglien 10 2 1 4 3
M. Perreault 10 0 3 -3 3
M. Frolik 10 0 3 -2 3
M. Scheifele 10 1 1 1 2
M. Stuart 10 1 1 -4 2
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
O. Pavelec 4 4 1 .908 2.34
M. Hutchinson 0 1 0 .864 4.50
 
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