Busy schedule again tonight with 12 games set to be played. The two most important games are Edmonton at Detroit and Colorado vs Phoenix. Edmonton currently sits 2 points ahead of 9th place Vancouver while Colorado is just 3 points ahead. Both teams would like to add to that. An Edmonton win or even an over time loss would also officially eliminate the Los Angeles Kings from the playoffs. Also worth watching are the Anaheim and Nashville games. It appears most likely that these two teams will meet in the first round of the playoffs but home ice advantage is still up for grabs as Anaheim sits just 2 points back of Nashville. With Vokoun now out for the season Nashville’s hopes for a playoff run were just reduced significantly and losing home ice advantage would be another kick in the head.
|NY Rangers||-156||NY Islanders||136||NY Rangers||Good|
|Tampa Bay||-122||Atlanta||118||Tampa Bay||Some|