Jets energized for date with Lightning

Winnipeg Jets defenceman Dustin Byfuglien (right) holds off Steven Stamkos of the Tampa Bay...

Winnipeg Jets defenceman Dustin Byfuglien (right) holds off Steven Stamkos of the Tampa Bay Lightning during the third period at MTS Centre in Winnipeg on Sun., March 24, 2013. (Kevin King, Winnipeg Sun)

KEN WIEBE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:58 PM ET

The break is over and now it’s time for the Winnipeg Jets to resume the task of chasing a playoff spot.

After enjoying a four-day break between games, the six-game stretch to the finish line picks back up on Tuesday night against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Jets head coach Claude Noel laid out his biggest challenge on Monday morning after putting his team through the paces.

“(The break) should bring energy but just because you rest up and stuff, sometimes you get a little out of sorts in different areas. You don’t know how it’s going to go,” said Noel. “To me, it’s get your legs and your emotional level in check. And your focus. Those are the areas that you really have got to watch.

“You have to have a plan. You can’t just show up and expect that things will just go. What happens if they don’t go?”


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