The Blues are playing unbelievable hockey right now. However they are a young team and there is something to be said about peaking to early. I don't see any way the Blues can keep up their pace into the playoffs. Still would rather see them the. Detroit in round 1. (Even though neither is an attractive option)
If we go 10-5 we'll more than likely be 4th maybe 5th
If we can somehow go 12-3 we'll for sure be 4th..possibly take the division lead.
If we go 15-0 we will probably be in the points lead.
Winning out still doesn't guarantee passing the Blues in the standings. Even 12-3 doesn't guarantee 4th depending on who those losses are against and what the Wings do in their remaining games. 10-5 puts us with a very solid shot at 5th and needing help to pass the Wings for 4th. There are so many variables right now that there is no way of saying any record gets us a certain seed for sure.
Our boys control their destiny against the Wings right now at four points back and two head to head matchups remaining. Win those two in regulation and the Preds just need to equal the Wings record in the remaining 13 games to take the ROW tiebreak. We need the Blues to stumble on their upcoming road trip to have a chance of catching them.