Since we're down to the final moments of postseason life for teams in contention, Puck Daddy solemnly begins a daily countdown to annihilation.
Interesting times on the Eastern and Western Conference bubbles, thanks to the charity point.
The Columbus Blue Jackets blew a lead against Colorado but earned the overtime loss point to move to 83 points on the season. That’s one ahead of the Toronto Maple Leafs, whose win over Calgary gave them 82 points, although the Jackets have two games in-hand.
The Capitals were smoked at home, 5-0, by Dallas, keeping them at 81 points and dropping their playoff probability to 8 percent, down 11.2 percentage points.
The Devils blew yet another shootout, going 0-for-11 on the season in a loss to Buffalo. They picked up the charity point to move to 80 on the season, but their tragic number is now nine.
Over in the West, the Coyotes’ shootout loss to Winnipeg combined with Dallas’ win gives the Stars the second wild card by virtue of the regulation winsRead More »from NHL Playoff Death Watch: Charity points create playoff chaos