The Winnipeg Jets dropped a tough game to the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night but still find themselves in the heat of the Eastern Conference playoff race. Going into Friday night’s action, the Jets find themselves in ninth place with 72 points.
Technically they are tied with the Washington Capitals, but with more regulation wins, the Capitals would win the tie breaker.
Certainly, making the playoffs would be a great story and icing on the cake to a very satisfying NHL season in Winnipeg. But would just making it be the only story?
Could they make some noise in the playoffs? Could they upset someone seeded higher than them?
Here are four reasons why the Winnipeg Jets could have some playoff success.