Since we’re down to the final moments of postseason life for teams in contention, Puck Daddy solemnly begins a daily countdown to annihilation.
Fare thee well, Dallas Stars and Winnipeg Jets, eliminated from playoff contention after the St. Louis Blues’ victory on Monday night. May you find some semblance of inner peace, and also consistent goaltending …
The Blues’ win was matched by the Nashville Predators’ victory over the New York Islanders, so the Preds remain one point ahead for third in the Central and a first-rounder against the Minnesota Wild. The Blues also remained two points behind the Calgary Flames for the first wild card, who defeated the Colorado Avalanche, as teams typically do when they play the Avalanche.
Here are the current standings. The Death Watch tracks the final Wild Card spot and the teams that are chasing it. Their “tragic number” is the number of points gained by the final wild card team or lost by the team chasing it.
Here’s the Western Conference:
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