at this point we want the caps, devils, sabres, penguins, senators, leafs, and hurricanes to win night after night. might also start wanting a clear 6th seed to emerge that will also hand losses to the other teams.
and of course we need to get points out of every game if possible. do not lose one goal games unless it is in overtime.
habs have played 3 more games than us and are only two points ahead.
boston and philly are starting to look uncatchable. more so philly than boston though, but they are 3 points ahead with the same number of games. the isles and panthers are falling, hopefully they lose 2 more each and then start winning against the guys we're fighting. if there's going to be a clear number 7 let it be us. still think it's going to come down to us and tampa for the final spot. nittymaki may win it for them
bruins:remaining games against-1 season series 0-2-1 bruins games left 22
Tampa:remaining games against-1 season series 1-2-2 tampa games left 22
habs:remaining games against-0 season series 2-0-2 habs games left 19
NYR: remainging games against-1 season series 3-0-0 NYR games left 21
biggest competition is definitely tampa. especially with nittymaki ensuring we'll lose our only game against them.
i think we actually want the panthers to win, canes have won 7 in a row and are actually starting to look like they could be a problem. those games against them won't be throwaways. it's scary how similar their season is to ours last season. start horribly, name the superstar the captain halfway through, jettison the old vets and dead weight and take off.
if we can finally beat nitty tonight it should all but kill off tampa. they've lost a lot of steam.
We still have our destiny firmly under our control. We have a game in hand with the Rangers and a couple with Montreal. The B's losing Savard has to sting with their difficulties scoring to begin with.