The Winnipeg Jets are near the top of the North division. Here are three keys to the Jets staying in the playoff race over the next month of games.
The Winnipeg Jets are currently within two points of first place in the all-Canadian North division with a record of 7-3-1.
For a team that most experts picked to finish near the bottom of the North division, being within one point of the Montreal Canadiens and two of the Toronto Maple Leafs is quite an accomplishment early on.
But the Jets will have no time to rest on their laurels as they travel to Calgary to face a Flames team looking to avenge two losses in Winnipeg, and then play their next ten games against Ottawa (twice), Edmonton (twice), Vancouver (four times) and Montreal (twice).
The schedule gets extremely busy for the Jets after a four-day break this week, and every game going forward in a tightly contested division and a condensed season being very important.
With that in mind, here are three keys to the Jets staying in the playoff race over the next games leading into March.