I really wanted to see the team with a nice even 80 points after this week but I can deal with 79.
The good thing is that with a win against PIT tommorrow, we jump into the 7th spot. We'd have a 1 point cushion on CAR and 3 point cushions on NYI, TOR, and MTL. We'd also only be a point behind Tampa for the 6th spot.
As long as we can string together a few more wins, our chances become better and better.
Don't forget, the Penguins are only two points behind the Devils, so they could end up with the No. 2 (or even No. 1) seed.
Good point, but I see them going on one of last years hot streaks to finish of the season. I really hope we don't have to play them first this season though. We have a much more realistic shot of beating Atlanta or even the other contenders