Thought that since we are somewhat still in the race, I'd start a thread. The fun starts this weekend, with these being the favorable match-ups:
Saturday: Philadelphia vs Winnipeg Tampa Bay vs NY Islanders NY Rangers vs Carolina
Washington vs Florida
I feel like there's a good chance that 3/4 of these games go our way. The Islanders will be a tough match-up for us, but both Winnipeg and Carolina are facing two teams that are heating up.
Sunday: Tampa Bay vs Washington
Pretty much the pivotal game for us. Both teams are on the tail end of a back-to-back. If Bishop is rested on Saturday and starts this game I think we have a great chance to come away with 2 points in regulation.
The division is surely within our reach. We have had so many 1-2 goal losses its not even funny. If Bishop can be a better goalie than Garon/Lindback I think its doable. We absolutely have to beat the Caps in both games though.
I mean, there are a lot of games to go, and we're still six points out with a game in hand with two games against the caps. It's doable. We weren't going to run the table. It just sucks we couldn't squeeze a point out of that game at least.