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Sunday, March 26, 2017

The Skinny on the Playoff Chase

It was a relatively quiet Sunday in the Eastern Conference playoff race.  Philadelphia scored four goals in the third period to blow open a close game and defeat the Penguins 6-2 in Pittsburgh; the Rangers failed to clinch a playoff spot with a loss in Anaheim.

On Monday, the Isles will look to re-tie the Bruins in points with a win over Nashville.  (The Bruins hold the ROW tie-break so the Isles can not move into a playoff position on Monday.)
The Isles can also move within a point of Toronto (although the Leafs will hold a game-in hand.

Looking the other way, Tampa Bay  (only 1 point behind the Isles) hosts Chicago while Carolina (3 points behind the Isles, but with a game-in-hand) play the first of consecutive night home games against Detroit.  The Red Wings will be doing something you almost never see in the NHL, play three games in three days, as they defeated Minnesota on Sunday in overtime.

Playoff Chase

Metropolitan
GP
PTS
1.      X-Washington
74
106

2.      X-Columbus
74
103

3.      X-Pittsburgh
75
103


Atlantic
GP
PTS

1.      MontrĂ©al
75
93

2.      Ottawa
74
90

3.      Toronto
74
85





Wild Card
GP
PTS

1.      NY Rangers
76
96

2.      Boston
75
84

3.      ISLANDERS
74
82

4.      Tampa Bay
74
81

5.      Carolina
73
79

6.      Philadelphia
75
78

7.      Florida
74
77

8.      Buffalo
75
74




Monday’s games
Nashville @ Isles 7:00
Detroit @ Carolina 7:00
Florida @ Buffalo 7:00
Chicago @ Tampa Bay 7:30

Tuesday’s games
Nashville @ Boston 7:00
Detroit @ Carolina 7:00
Buffalo @ Columbus 7:00
Ottawa @ Philadelphia 7:00
Florida @ Tampa Bay 7:30
Dallas @ Montreal 7:30
Washington @ Minnesota 8:00
NY Rangers @ San Jose 10:30

Wednesday's games
Chicago @ Pittsburgh 8:00
Washington @ Colorado 10:00

Thursday’s games
Isles @ Philadelphia 7:00
Columbus @ Carolina 7:00
Dallas @ Boston 7:30
Florida @ Montreal 7:30
Detroit @ Tampa Bay 7:30
Toronto @ Nashville 8:00
Ottawa @ Minnesota 8:00

Friday’s games
New Jersey @ Isles 7:30
Pittsburgh @ NY Rangers 7:00
Columbus @ Chicago 8:30
Washington @ Arizona 10:00

Saturday’s games
Florida @ Boston 1:00
Ottawa @ Winnipeg 7:00
Toronto @ Detroit 7:00
Montreal @ Tampa Bay 7:00
New Jersey @ Philadelphia 7:00
Dallas @ Carolina 7:00

Sunday’s games
Isles @ Buffalo 3:00
Boston @ Chicago 12:30
Carolina @ Pittsburgh 5:00
Dallas @ Tampa Bay 6:00
Washington @ Columbus 6:00
Philadelphia @ NY Rangers 7:30




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