(Through games of March 31)
Best They Can Do (By Winning Every Game in Regulation or Overtime)
- Pittsburgh 106 points/ 45 ROW
- NY Rangers 105 points/ 45 ROW
- ISLES 105 points/ 43 ROW
- Philadelphia 101 points/ 41 ROW
- Boston 98 points/41 ROW
- Detroit 97 points/41 ROW
- Washington: 4/1 @ Colorado, 4/2 @ Arizona, 4/5 vs. ISLES, 4/7 vs. Pittsburgh, 4/9 at St. Louis, 4/10 vs. Anaheim
- NY Rangers: 4/2 vs. Buffalo, 4/4 @ Columbus, 4/5 vs. Tampa Bay, 4/7 vs. ISLES, 4/9 vs. Detroit
- Pittsburgh: 4/2 @ISLES, 4/3 vs. Philadelphia, 4/5 @ Ottawa, 4/7 @ Washington, 4/9 @ Philadelphia
- ISLES: 4/2 vs. Pittsburgh, 4/4 vs. Tampa Bay, 4/5 @ Washington, 4/7 @ NY Rangers, 4/9 vs. Buffalo, 4/10 vs. Philadelphia
- Philadelphia: 4/2 vs. Ottawa, 4/3 @ Pittsburgh, 4/6 at Detroit, 4/7 vs. Toronto, 4/9 vs Pittsburgh, 4/10 @ ISLES
- Boston 4/1 @ St. Louis, 4/3 @ Chicago, 4/5 vs. Carolina, 4/7 vs. Detroit, 4/9 vs Ottawa
- Detroit: 4/1 vs. Minnesota, 4/2 @ Toronto, 4/6 vs. Philadelphia, 4/7 at Boston, 4/9 @ NY Rangers
- If the Isles go 2-3-1 they will clinch a playoff spot regardless of what everyone else does.
- If the Isles win their last 6 (including a regulation win over Pittsburgh) they will finish 2nd regardless of what everyone else does.
The Isles have clinched at least a 9th place finish in the East. The Isles also need to finish ahead of Philadelphia, Boston, Detroit, the Rangers OR Pittsburgh in order to clinch a playoff berth.
- 3, if the Red Wings lose in regulation
- 3, if the Red Wings lose in overtime or a shootout AND the Bruins lose in regulation
- 4, if the Red Wings lose in overtime or a shootout OR the Bruins lose in regulation
- Isles beat Pittsburgh, Boston goes 0-1-1 and Detroit goes 1-1-0 (or 0-0-2). That would give the Isles 95 points and give Detroit and Boston a possible maximum of 95 as well. However, only one could reach it because of their game against each other.
- Isles lose to Pittsburgh in an overtime or shootout, Boston goes 0-2-0 and Detroit goes 0-1-1. That would give the Isles 94 points and give Detroit and Boston a possible maximum of 94 as well. However, only one could reach it because of their game against each other.