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12/03/29 Playoff Picture

Thursday, 29.03.2012 / 9:49 AM / News Articles
By Eric Postma
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12\/03\/29 Playoff Picture
Another disappointing loss for the Winnipeg Jets last night brought the team that much closer to being officially out of contention. The Jets came up short against the New York Rangers last night, who showed why they are one of the top teams in the National Hockey League.
EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 NYR 77 49 21 7 213 172 105
2 BOS 76 45 28 3 249 186 93
3 FLA 76 37 24 15 189 208 89
4 PIT 76 47 23 6 256 200 100
5 PHI 76 44 24 8 241 213 96
6 NJD 77 43 28 6 208 201 92
7 OTT 77 39 28 10 236 227 88
8 BUF 77 38 29 10 202 210 86
9 WSH 77 38 31 8 206 219 84
10 WPG 77 35 34 8 207 227 78
11 TBL 76 35 34 7 216 260 77
12 CAR 77 31 31 15 205 228 77
13 NYI 76 32 33 11 185 227 75
14 TOR 77 33 35 9 217 242 75
15 MTL 77 29 34 14 199 214 71

Another disappointing loss for the Winnipeg Jets last night brought the team that much closer to being officially out of contention. The Jets came up short against the New York Rangers last night, who showed why they are one of the top teams in the National Hockey League.

If the Jets are able to win their remaining five games of the season, they still can only finish with a maximum of 88 points. This means the magic number for the Buffalo Sabres to secure their spot above Winnipeg in the standings is three. If Buffalo is able to achieve three (or more) points in their final five games, OR if Winnipeg drops three (or more) points in their final five games, then the Sabres will knock the Jets out of the race.

The Jets now head on the road to see what kind of miracle they can muster. The road trip begins in Carolina on Friday night before heading down to Tampa Bay and Florida, finally ending against the New York Islanders next Thursday night.

YESTERDAY'S GAMES:

New York Rangers 4, Winnipeg Jets 2

The Jets came out strong last night, scoring two goals to get the 2-0 lead in the second period, but they returned to their early-season selves as they couldn't hold on to the lead. The Rangers scored four unanswered goals to earn their 49th win of the season, pushing the Jets further to the brink.

It's beginning to look like this late-season push is beginning to wear on the team. On Wednesday night the Jets appeared emotionally and physically worn. It's a tough time of year for every team in the NHL, but it looks like the amount of pressure that Winnipeg has been under the last few weeks is finally taking its toll.

TONIGHT'S KEY-MATCH-UPS:

Washington Capitals at Boston Bruins (6:00 PM)

Even with the Buffalo Sabres out of the picture, the Washington Capitals only need four points in their final five games to eliminate the Jets from playoff contention. The struggling Caps are in tough tonight as they face a surging Bruins team that has won their last three games.

Ideal Jets Outcome: Bruins Win

OTHER MATCH-UPS:

  • Philadelphia Flyers at Toronto Maple Leafs (6:00 PM, TSN)
  • Tampa Bay Lightning at New Jersey Devils (6:00 PM)
  • Pittsburgh Penguins at New York Islanders (6:00 PM)
  • Florida Panthers at Minnesota Wild (7:00 PM)
  • St. Louis Blues at Chicago Blackhawks (7:30 PM)
  • San Jose Sharks at Phoenix Coyotes (9:00 PM)

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 NSH 62 41 14 7 188 147 89
2 ANA 63 39 17 7 186 176 85
3 STL 61 39 18 4 190 152 82
4 CHI 63 37 21 5 183 150 79
5 WPG 63 31 20 12 174 170 74
6 VAN 61 35 23 3 174 162 73
7 MIN 61 32 22 7 173 160 71
8 LAK 61 29 20 12 164 157 70
9 CGY 62 33 25 4 175 160 70
10 SJS 62 30 24 8 173 177 68
11 COL 62 27 24 11 166 179 65
12 DAL 62 27 25 10 195 207 64
13 ARI 62 20 35 7 137 210 47
14 EDM 62 18 34 10 142 206 46

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
B. Little 63 24 26 9 50
A. Ladd 63 20 30 12 50
B. Wheeler 61 16 28 12 44
D. Byfuglien 63 15 26 6 41
M. Perreault 56 18 18 3 36
M. Scheifele 63 10 25 4 35
M. Frolik 63 13 19 3 32
D. Stafford 57 10 17 -18 27
J. Tlusty 53 13 10 -17 23
E. Kane 37 10 12 -1 22
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Hutchinson 18 7 5 .920 2.29
O. Pavelec 13 13 7 .909 2.60
 
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