Just thought I'd point out that Ottawa lost tonight and Toronto looks set to lose as it's 5-2 Tampa in the third. Furthermore, Jersey is behind by a goal with half the third left. If we continue on a hot streak while these teams continue to falter, things suddenly start to look even more interesting.
Wonder if Jersey will actually lose tonight, because then on the basis of having more wins, we will have 6th spot in the conference - and will be on equal footing in terms of games played.
Assuming the game remains a tie (it's in overtime now) then yes, they're at 91, and we're at 90. Toronto has 94, Ottawa 93. It would make for an even more interesting game on Thursday should the Habs manage to beat the Sabres tomorrow (but focus must, of course, be on the Sabre game). The possibility of playing the Sens with 5th place on the line is extraordinary for this Hab team predicted to finish near the bottom of the league.
Well, the Devils managed to pull ou the win, sadly, however I still find the standings heading to our game against the Sabres fascinating.
And as for the Isles being a mere 6 points behind, that's really no different from where they've been for quite a while now. I just think for this team to be in this position at this time of year is phenominal. If we somehow win in Buffalo and Ottawa, we're ahead of the Sens - and how many hockey know-it-alls would have said we'd be within 20 points of them.
Sure, we could end up tanking and falling as far as right out of the playoffs, but even should that happen, just look at where we are and how close we are to all those teams that spent most of the first half of the season smirking down their noses at us. Doesn't their proximity in the standings just make you want to wear a cheshire grin around them all the time? Anyone who pays any attention knows that Montreal, while not the best on paper, is a team that needs to be feared to some degree at this point, and if I'm Toronto or Ottawa, I don't want to face us.
personnaly, I think there's no difference between finishing 8th and finishing 5th. The top-4 teams are so cloase and so good. Of course, finishing 4th would be sweet, but let's be realistic here... Only 6 games to play.
personnaly, I think there's no difference between finishing 8th and finishing 5th. The top-4 teams are so close and so good. Of course, finishing 4th would be sweet, but let's be realistic here... Only 6 games to play.
I agree with you twice. And anyone who thinks the Islanders are an easy out, might also be in for a surprise. No, I'm not a Isles fan, just pointing out what a great playoff year it will be in the east. And also happy to announce that Scott Stevens has been skating for the last 2 days without any problems. Devils might just come together at the right time. Yes, I'm a Devils fan!
Personally I hope we draw NJ or Boston in the first round. Leave Ottawa/Toronto/Philly until later. That way we either get to take advantage of a NJ team without Stevens up to full speed, or Boston riding a rookie (while a good one at that) as their number 1 in the playoffs. As long as it ends up a Canadian eastern final, the rest can unfold how it will. Of course, if Toronto ends up the eastern champ, I may go homicidal... just giving advance warning to those trotting around downtown Edmonton who might get caught in the maelstrom.