Saturday, April 11, marks the conclusion to the 2014-15 regular season. Yet, much remains to be decided in the frantic run to the finish line, including playoff positioning and numerous individual accomplishments and milestones. To celebrate the countdown to the end of the season and the start of the Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 15, NHL.com will provide a piece of playoff-related content each day.
It's been nearly two decades since the Stanley Cup Playoffs came to Manitoba. The Winnipeg Jets control their destiny Thursday when it comes to changing that.
If the Jets (42-26-12) win at the Colorado Avalanche (37-31-12) in any fashion, they will clinch the second playoff berth in franchise history and first since the Atlanta Thrashers won the Southeast Division title in 2006-07.
Fans in Winnipeg haven't had a playoff game there since the previous incarnation of the Jets lost in the first round to the Detroit Red Wings in 1996. That summer, the franchise relocated to Phoenix.