- 3 Washington (SE Leader) 44 games 24-18-2 50 points (21 ROW) Next game: Saturday at Montreal
- 5. Toronto 44 games 24-15-5 53 points (24 ROW) Next game: Saturday at Ottawa
- 6 Ottawa 43 games 23-14-6 52 points (19 ROW) Next game: Saturday vs. Toronto
- 7 NY Islanders 44 games 23-16-5 51 points (20 ROW) Next game: Saturday at Winnipeg
- 8 NY Rangers 44 games 23-17-4 50 points (19 ROW) Next game: Sunday vs Devils
- 9 Winnipeg 44 games 23-19-2 48 points (21 ROW) Next game: Saturday vs. Islanders
- 10 Buffalo 45 games 18-20-6 44 points (13 ROW) Next game: Monday vs. Winnipeg
- 11 New Jersey 43 games 16-17-10 42 points (14 ROW) Next game: Saturday vs. Florida
What's a ROW?
- Fewest games played
- Most ROW
- Head-to-Head record
- Goal differential for the entire season
Why Does the Southeast Leader Matter?
The Isles now have 51 points, one more than Washington and three more than Winnipeg. Both Washington and Winnipeg would need to finish ahead of the Isles for the Isles to miss the playoffs (assuming the Isles earn at least one point in final 4, which will guarantee they finish ahead of New Jersey).
- Winnipeg 48 points in 44 games. Maximum points: 56. Clinch #: 6
- New Jersey 42 points in 43 games. Maximum points: 52. Clinch # 1*
- Pittsburgh at Boston -- Bruins fell two points behind Montreal, who beat Tampa on Thursday. However, Boston has six games left and Montreal only 4. The Penguins can clinch the top seed in the East with a win. (Tentatively scheduled for 12:30 ET)
- Washington at Montreal --This is the Canadiens home finale. The Caps start the day two points ahead of Winnipeg in the Southeast, and host the Jets on Tuesday. A Canadiens regulation win would be a huge help for the Isles.
- Toronto at Ottawa -- Big Battle of Ontario. From an Isles standpoint -- can someone win this game in regulation?
- Islanders at Winnipeg -- Isles put 8-game point streak at stake in hockey-mad Winnipeg. Jets could tie Caps in points with win. Isles can temporarily tie Leafs for 5th with win -- but can end day no higher than 6th because Toronto and Ottawa play each other.
- Florida at New Jersey --the Devils will be mathematically eliminated if they don't win.
- Philadelphia at Carolina -- both teams have been eliminated; they are the Isles' next two opponents after Saturday.
Buffalo at Pittsburgh (rescheduled from 4/20)
Boston at Philadelphia
Winnipeg at Washington
Montreal at New Jersey
Islanders at Carolina
Rangers at Florida
Toronto at Tampa Bay
Pittsburgh at New Jersey
Montreal at Winnipeg
Ottawa at Washington
Tampa Bay at Boston
Toronto at Florida
Islanders at Philadelphia
Rangers at Carolina
Islanders at Buffalo
Carolina at Pittsburgh
Montreal at Toronto
Boston at Washington
Philadelphia at Ottawa
New Jersey at Rangers
Florida at Tampa Bay
Ottawa at Boston