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02-07-2014, 01:43 PM
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ILikeItILoveIt
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OK, at least it was a point. We remain relevant. Here's how the pre-olympic weekend is going to go:

Jets lose to Blues
Yotes lose to Hawks and Stars
Canucks lose to Leafs
Preds beat the Ducks

Standings for the last playoff spot at the Break:

Stars 64 pts in 58 games
Nucks 63 pts in 60 games
Preds 62 pts in 59 games
Yotes 62 pts in 58 games
Jets 61 pts in 60 games

In baseball standings terms:

Stars 27 21 10 ---
Yotes 26 22 10 1.0 game back
Nucks 27 24 9 1.5 games back
Preds 26 23 10 1.5 games back
Jets 28 27 5 2.5 games back

23 games left after the break and we'll be between 1.5 and 2.5 games back. Fighting 5 teams is tough but that's what a playoff race is supposed to look like. One slight relief is if either the Nucks or the Yotes get hot, and LA falls, either the Nucks or Yotes would take the 3rd seed in the Pacific and LA would join the crowd fighting for the 8th spot.

If we win Saturday, we'll be 3.5 games back of the Wild. I know it seems we missed that ship, we do play them on the last day of the season so if we get hot and they slip, we only have to make up 5 points in 22 games to have a regular season playoff game against them on the 82nd and last day of the season.

Keeping hope alive!

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