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No pressure but Winnipeg Jets don't have much wiggle room to make playoffs

Monday, 04.15.2013 / 2:35 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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No pressure but Winnipeg Jets don't have much wiggle room to make playoffs

WINNIPEG - With teams ahead of them holding ground, it's make or break time as the Winnipeg Jets play the final three of a six-game homestand and try to nudge their way into a playoff spot.

Coach Claude Noel says it's an exciting time and a little snow that fell in Winnipeg is a good reminder it's still hockey season.

The Jets are preparing for the Tampa Bay Lightning, who visit Tuesday night.

Tampa has struggled which should be good news.

But forward Chris Thorburn says they can't take anyone for granted, no matter what their record.

He says the Jets have to keep it simple and stick to the formula that has helped them win their last three games.

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Just the feel for the direction they were headed and what they're trying to do, it just felt that this is a really good thing for this organization. They've got the pieces. We can put something together and go on a run or two and be together for a while, and I'm really excited about that opportunity. The team we have here has an opportunity to win, and that's the most attractive thing.

— Washington defenseman Matt Niskanen on why he decided to sign with the Capitals