The best Ottawa can do is 56 points and even if they do get 56 points we have the tie breaker. Islanders are finished so they either stay at 7th or 8th depending on what Ottawa does tomorrow against Boston.
Nash will be a no show. Richards will still be our best forward in the post season.
Richards has a habit of picking up his play down the stretch for us. 6 goals 10 assists 16 points in 14 games with us in April heading into the post season. Coincidence? He'll be the x-factor. Not Nash.
Any indication that Staal will be ready? I hope so
I am assuming we probably won't hear anything about Staal, Boyle, Clowe until as late as possible...You would think Dorsett's injury is black and white. If the Scan reveals complete healing then he should be good to go. Would be amazing if we had Staal back. It would give us 2 shut down pairs and a third decent pairing (Moore looked good again today)