So if Habs win one more game Rangers can't catch them and Buffalo would have to win both their remaining games to pass Montreal. Looks like Montreal - Boston since I believe Montreal will win won of their last two if not both.
I am officially De-Jinxing your post: DE-JINX!!!
There, that does that.
I really do not think we want to play Philly or Caps first round. Pronger will be back, and Caps are just really playing tight, and they have you know who. They will also be seeking revenge, big time.
Let them play someone else and at worst get a few injuries, at best, get knocked out. Even Crapsburgh has a chance at 1 or 2 overall and Crosby might be back, don't really want to play them either.
Buff has a HUGE game for us against Phlyers next. If Buff wins it, we need 3 points next 2 games because Buff play Columbus (of all the sucky teams, geez) the next day.
Therefore it would be advisable to start Carey against Ottawa Thursday and really gun for 2 points, and hope Buff ties or loses at home to a desperate and still strong Phlyers.
If that happens, rest the entire damn team against Trona. Honestly. Start the bulldogs at Air Canada centre Saturday.
If however we win and Buff beats Philly in reg, we need that one point in Trona, which is a bummer, it means no one gets a week off to rest.
In summary: A win against Ottawa on Thursday is huge for us.
Frankly, there will be a small part of me cheering the Habs on in the postseason, and especially against Boston (if you play them).
Thanks, I'm one of the rare Habs fans that was routing for the Leafs to get in too, I'm sure I'll be disowned on here for saying that, but, I love how much both of our favourite teams annoy this place and was hoping for the double-troll this spring, hopefully next year.
The loss of Sharp and Bolland was devastating for us given our lack of quality depth this year
Anaheim has tiebreakers over Hawks so we would need to accumulate more points. Possible but unlikely
I still believe the Hawks make playoffs but it is extremely dicey right now
San Jose is fighting Detroit for second place and LA has a shot at possibly 4th and home ice in 1st round. I would not be surprised to see the Ducks only win one game of their remaining three. If the Blackhawks can get a win and tie I think you're good. Now those Detroit games will be tough since they would love nothing better than to knock out Chicago from the playoffs but if Crawford plays like he did against Montreal you'll make it.