If you look at the remaining schedule and do the math, we're at a pretty important crossroads here. Starting tonight, ten of our next 15 are against very mediocre opponents:
EDM
MIN
@DAL
@VAN
@CGY
@EDM
@CBJ
CGY
CBJ
EDM
PHX
@COL
@CHI
COL
CBJ
We really need to win ~75% of the bolded games and go 5050 on the other five. That would put us at roughly 43 points with 10 games to go. The playoff threshold will likely be 5556 points. That means we need to take at least six of the last ten and I don't know if we can do it. Only two would I consider very winnable, DAL/STL/DET are 5050 most likely, VAN probably 33%, and CHI three times in the last 10 is a freaking nightmare:
CHI
@CHI
STL
DAL
DET
VAN
@CHI
CGY
@DET
CBJ
I'm typically the optimist, but making the #8 spot is going to be very tough.
