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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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The groove of being behind a bench is going to be interesting at first, but thank God we have a few exhibition games to get rid of those cobwebs. Overall the excitement of it all and the freshness and coming back refreshed, all those things are going to be assets. If [the players] come ready to give their best effort in practice and games, good things are going to happen. I'm always looking for results. It's not always on the scoreboard. It's winning and building something.

— Bryan Trottier on making his return to coaching as an assistant with the Sabres