The former Atlanta Thrashers sit one position behind and are tied in points with the slumping Toronto Maple Leafs.
At 64 points on the season, the Winnipeg Jets have a chance at taking their inaugural season into a postseason berth.
They are currently one point behind the Southeast Division leader Florida Panthers, who, due to playoff format, are in the third position in the Eastern Conference.
The Jets have two teams standing in their way of playing further into April, and with 21 games remaining on the regular season, the Jets have a chance at reaching the playoffs.
Here are three reasons why the Jets can still make something of their inaugural season.