Around the NHL: Western Conference scoreboard for Saturday, March 8, 2014

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There are a few games that will have an effect on the Winnipeg Jets taking place tonight. We take a look at them here.

The Winnipeg Jets' playoff push took another blow today after the team lost a 5-3 stinker to the Ottawa Senators. With that, we will continue our Around the NHL coverage aimed at taking a look at other games with an effect on the Jets'.

Around the NHL will be a nightly thread which will be used to update fans on Western Conference games that have an effect on Winnipeg's playoff chances.

Taking a look at our big board, we are tracking four games this evening:

FINAL 1st 2nd 3rd T
Large_medium Ottawa 2 3 0 5
Large_medium Winnipeg 1 1 1 3

FINAL 1st 2nd 3rd T
Large_medium Phoenix 2 0 0 2
Large_medium Washington 0 0 3 3

FINAL 1st 2nd 3rd T
Large_medium Columbus 0 0 1 1
Large_medium Nashville 0 0 0 0

FINAL 1st 2nd 3rd T
Large_medium Minnesota 1 1 1 3
Large_medium Dallas 1 1 2 4

FINAL 1st 2nd 3rd T
Large_medium Calgary 0 1 0 1
Large_medium Vancouver 0 1 1 2

And now we will take a look at the playoff odds dependant of tonight's outcomes:

Team Reg. Win Reg. Loss
Winnipeg Jets 11.6% 5.3%
Phoenix Coyotes 41.4% 26.6%
Nashville Predators -- --
Dallas Stars 67.7% 50.0%
Vancouver Canucks 6.4% 2.4%

Finally, here's a look at the potential best and worst case scenarios as it relates to tonight's action:

Best Case Scenario Worst Case Scenario
WPG, WSH, CBJ, MIN, CGY win clean OTT, PHX, NSH, DAL, VAN win clean

Tonight's Three Stars

1. Eddie Lack (VAN) - 22SVS, 1GA, .957SV%

2. Tyler Seguin (DAL) - 1G, 2A, 3PTS, -1, 6S

3. Ales Hemsky (OTT) 3A, 3PTS, +2, 3S

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