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02:34 PM ET 04.25 | The Winnipeg Jets could decide the Eastern Conference playoff picture on Thursday night. Winnipeg will be concluding their regular season schedule against the Montreal Canadiens. If they lose in regulation, their season will be over. Currently trailing the eighth seed by a single point, the team needs two points to keep their playoff hopes alive. Int he event of a loss, the New York Rangers and Ottawa Senators will clinch spots. In the event of a non-shootout win, Winnipeg will put themselves in the best position they can, at this point. A non-shootout win would increase their ROW --regulation and overtime victories-- to 23, which is more than Ottawa or New York can earn (both can reach a maximum of 22). In the event of a tie, ROW is the first tiebreaker.

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April 25, 2013  02:46 PM ET

seems like winnipeg has failed to win every 'must win' game this season (most against the caps), don't see how tonight is any different

April 25, 2013  02:47 PM ET

The Winnipeg Jets could decide the Eastern Conference playoff picture on Thursday night.



Far from decided even if the Jets lose tonight...still have the order of finish to play out.

April 25, 2013  02:58 PM ET

I hope the Jets finish 8th it would be nice for the Pens to sweep them and have some rest before round 2.

April 25, 2013  03:06 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I hope the Jets finish 8th it would be nice for the Pens to sweep them and have some rest before round 2.

Come on Dirk. Dont take the easy way out ;)

April 25, 2013  03:22 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I hope the Jets finish 8th it would be nice for the Pens to sweep them and have some rest before round 2.

Not taking anything for granted.

April 25, 2013  03:37 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Not taking anything for granted.

Ok ok they could somehow win 1 game.

April 25, 2013  05:32 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Ok ok they could somehow win 1 game.

LOL - a kind concession Durk.

 
April 25, 2013  08:08 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

LOL - a kind concession Durk.

Maybe let one go to overtime if they can't win? But, I'm more like DWI. I won't relax if the Caps play the ECHL farm team of the Little Sisters of the Poor. We might be able to beat anyone on a given day...........we can lose too.

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