No more clarity today than yesterday and, if anything, waters are more muddy.
# TEAM GP/W/PTS
3. MIN 77/40/89
6. CGY 76/39/88
7. VAN 75/38/86
8. COL 77/40/86
9. EDM 77/39/83
10. NAS 76/37/82
Home/away winning percentage
MIN: h .656 / a .528
COL: h .667 / a .471
CGY: h .655 / a .528
VAN: h .613 / a .545
NAS: h .618 / a .485
EDM: h .605 / a .485
MIN: EDM, CAN, COL, CGY, @ COL
COL: VAN, EDM, @ MIN, @ VAN, MIN
CGY: VAN, EDM, @ VAN, @ EDM, @ MIN, @ VAN
VAN: @ CGY, @ COL, @ MIN, CGY, COL, EDM, CGY
NAS: CBJ, @ CBJ, @ DET, @ STL, STL, CHI
EDM: @ MIN, @ COL, @ CGY, CGY, @ VAN
Total SOS score for remaining games
*Edmonton certainly helped their cause last night with a solid win over Minnesota. They still have a very tough schedule, but if they can keep knocking off these "better" teams... Nashville's extremely easy schedule is definitely a thorn in the Grease's side.
*Colorado earned a huge 2 points by shutting out the Flames last night. Where they were out of the division title race with a loss last night, I think they're right back in it given the win. The reason? They have the same number of wins as the Wild. Those three points can be made up in the two H2H match-ups these two teams still have left - including the last game of the season.
*In a strange occurrance of happenstance, the Flames are grateful to their Alberta rivals from Edmonton for keeping the Wild at bay last night. The Flames have a tough turn around to get home and then play the rested Canucks tonight, and this is the game in hand they enjoy over the Wild, but they most likely will not see Luongo. Huge, huge game tonight.
*Minnesota continues to find ways to not lower the boom on the division - and last nights uninspired loss to Edmonton was just the latest example. They got a huge favor when Colorado beat Calgary, but they are now in the position where they virtually must beat Edmonton tomorrow.
*Vancouver was probably glad Colorado and Edmonton both won last night, even though it puts more pressure on them from behind. It keeps Calgary and Minnesota well within reach. A win in the Saddledome tonight would be gigantic for the Canucks, who have the second-easiest schedule from here on out.
*Nashville was definitely rooting for Minnesota last night, but their schedule is so favorable that it might not matter that the Grease won that game.
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