If there is any bright side, it's that it could play into a scenario where the Sharks and Wings face each other in the 1st round. Other than that, it's just epic fail. We really, really need to win tonight to try to see someone new in the playoffs this year.
Ok, even though the Oil gacked up our guaranteed 6th or better finish by letting the Kings have a point, the Sharks won tonight so the way things stand we avoid San Jose except in the case of a Hawks OT win tomorrow and an LA win.
that particular scenario would put LA 5th, Detroit 6th and us 7th with Chicago 1st and San Jose 2nd.
Hawks win in regulation makes us 5th if LA loses or 6th if LA wins.
Red Wings win either regulation or OT makes them 5th, and we would be 6th with an LA loss and 7th with an LA win, but San Jose would be 1st and Chicago 2nd.