we don't need 94 pts to reach it. Current pace is 90 and it'll be even lower if the Ducks go on such an incredible streak.
Enough with the 90 point argument. Same time last year Dallas was 8th. You know what their pace was? 92 points. 97 points were necessary. If Minnesota truly does finish with 90 points, you can bet that Dallas, Phoenix, (maybe Colorado) and Calgary will take advantage of that.
And it doesn't matter how hot the team gets we can win 15 straight games, if we lose the 8-9 that follow, the number of points necessary for the 8th seed won't change and it will be out of Anaheim's reach.
I'm not saying dont keep your hopes up, just don't bank your hopes on the pace of the Minnesota Wild. The playoffs don't start in 3 weeks.