Over the last three days...
The Good: Kings win twice, Flames lose once, Hawks lose, Wild lose, Stars lose, Avs lose, Wings half-lose, Blues half-lose.
The Bad: Yotes win twice, Flames win once, Preds win, Nucks win, Sharks win, Ducks win.
So where does that leave us?
Phoenix has been keeping pace with the Kings, but the Avs have dropped below L.A. for the first time since -- when? -- October? No, it's been about six weeks, it turns out (had to look it up). The Kings also inched to within nine points of the Hawks. And the new-look Flames lost again, dropping them to 9 points behind the Kings.
These are standings in points-blown.
Two points "awarded" for every loss, one point for every OTL/SOL. Lowest point total is best. Number in parentheses is the official standings (via ESPN). Last number (+/-) is number of points (in my system) ahead or behind Los Angeles. Because it's a Kings-centric universe.
- San Jose Sharks 29 (1) +12
- Chicago Blackhawks 32 (2) +9
- Vancouver Canucks 38 (3) +3
- Phoenix Coyotes 41 (4) 0
- Los Angeles Kings 41 (5) --
- Colorado Avalanche 42 (6) -1
- Nashville Predators 45 (7) -4
- Detroit Red Wings 48 (8) -7
- Calgary Flames 50 (9) -9
- Dallas Stars 51 (10) -10
- Minnesota Wild 52 (12) -11
- Anaheim Ducks 53 (11) -12
- St. Louis Blues 53 (13) -12
- Columbus Blue Jackets 61 (14) -20
- Edmonton Oilers 67 (15) -26
Tie breaker is games-played, except that the winner of the tie breaker is the team who has played more games. If this seems counter-intuitive, consider this: A team with a 10-2 record is better than a team with a 2-2 record, who is, in turn better than a team that's 0-2.