It would have been better if it went to Shootout and Buffalo won since it would give us another chance at the ROW tiebreaker, however we're up 2 points on 9th with 3 games left..we beat Boston tomorrow and Carolina has to clean sweep to pass us, destiny is in our hands..well not ours we just post, but the Rangers hands
2-0-1 in the last three games is enough. (doesn't matter if it's in overtime or a shootout)
Edit: Also, Carolina has the head to head tiebreaker if it comes down to that. The Rangers and Sabres split, so goal differential is the tiebreaker if points and non-shootout wins are the same (and the Rangers comfortably have that).
Doesn't this literally help us 0%? Regardless, if Carolina were to tie us in points, they would have the tiebreaker to their advantage.
It helps us, because if the Canes would have gotten 2 points, all they would have needed to surpass us in the standings would be 1 pt more than us in the final 3 games. Now they need the 2 pts more than us in the remainding games.
Why do I have a sick feeling that it's going to come down to the Devils game and the Devils are going to be going balls to the wall to make sure the Rangers don't make the playoffs, even though the game means nothing to them...