April is finally here and that means there is only a month and a week left in the Winnipeg Jets 2021 regular season.
It is safe to say that the playoff push is here. With most teams having 20 or fewer games left this season, teams will be making the push to get into the playoffs and/or solidify their playoff positioning.
Right now the Jets are in a good position. They currently sit in second place in the North Division with 46 points in 37 games. Fortunately for the Jets, they do have a big cushion between them and the non-playoff teams in the North. Currently the Calgary Flames and Vancouver Canucks are tied in fifth place, in 37 games played both teams have picked up 35 points.
The Winnipeg Jets have a jam-packed schedule ahead of them for April
April will be another tough month for the Jets. Winnipeg will play a total of 15 games in the thirty days of April. Luckily for Winnipeg, out of these 15 games, they will play nine on home ice at Bell MTS Place.
Breaking down the April Schedule
The Jets start the month in the midst of a four-game homestand of which they started on March 31st against the Maple Leafs. They will finish their series with the Leafs on April 2, before welcoming the Vancouver Canucks for a two-game series in Winnipeg.
Then from April 8-15, the Jets will be on a five-game road trip. Winnipeg will start the trip with two games in Montreal, then they will head to Ottawa for another two-game set. 24 hours after the Jets finish their stint against the Senators, the Jets will travel to Toronto for one game to take on the Leafs.
After that trip, the Jets will return home for a six-game homestand. They will start the homestand with one game against the Oilers (April 17), before hosting Toronto for a three-game series (April 21-24). The Jets will then finish this all-important homestand with two games against the Oilers.
Finally, Winnipeg will finish the month on the road in Montreal on April 30th. This game will kick off a three-game road trip for the Jets.
In total the Jets will play Toronto five times, Edmonton three times, Montreal three times, Ottawa two times, and Vancouver twice. The one North Division counterpart the Jets will not matchup against this month is the Calgary Flames.
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April will be a huge month for the Winnipeg Jets. With some solid performances, the Jets could hopefully have a playoff spot clinched when we turn the page to May, but if the month does not go so well for Winnipeg they could be in a tight playoff race at the end of the month.
Winnipeg Jets Fans: What place with the Winnipeg Jets be in the North Division at the end of April? Leave your comments below!
*Schedule Provided by the Winnipeg Jets*