Todays games will either tell us who will make the playoffs in the east or else we will be in for some interesting hockey over the next couple of days. Tampa has a 3 point edge over Atlanta and 4 points over Toronto. with Tampa likely winning any tie breakers against either team the magic number for Toronto is 2 and Atlanta is 3. Any combination of Tampa points or Toronto lost points totalling 2 or more and Tampa beats out Toronto. Any combination of Atlanta lost points and Tampa earned points totalling 3 or more and Tampa is in. Monteal has also not secured a playoff spot yet either but they only need a point or Atlanta to lose a game to make the playoffs.
In tonights action Tampa plays a rematch game against Carolina, Atlanta takes on Boston, Toronto looks for their first win of the year against struggling Ottawa and Montreal has a challenge against Buffalo. Should be some good hockey tonight.
|San Jose||-127||Anaheim||121||San Jose||Some|
|NY Islanders||-161||Pittsburgh||138||NY Islanders||Good|