LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 24: Goaltender Jonathan Quick #32 of the Los Angeles Kings is congratulated by teammate Trevor Lewis #22 after their 4-3 shootout overtime win against the San Jose Sharks in the NHL game at Staples Center on March 24, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)
Last night's results
The Good: KINGS WON, ANA lost, SJS half-lost.
The Bad: NAS won, PHX won.
Tonight's Big Games
None that impact the Kings.
Now, the updated standings:
Click on the headers to sort.
KEY: Q is my standings, default sorted by points-blown (explanation of points-blown here). NHL is the official standings, via NHL.COM (ESPN has the tie-breakers wrong). PRJ is projected point total for 82 games. LSF is last season's final point total. PB is points-blown. +/- is the distance in points-blown above or below the 8th seed. TO 96 is the record needed to get to the presumed (by me) playoff-threshold. GR is games-remaining. W! is wins plus OT wins (the first tie-breaker). SS and SSGR are season series against the Kings (Kings’ points-earned vs. that team’s points-earned) and games remaining (team name in the SSGR column means that team has won the season series). 2 points for a Kings win, 1 for an OT or SO win, -1 for an OT or SO loss, -2 for a loss. GD is goal--differential.
- LAK is three points ahead of ANA, and both teams have six games before their home-and-home to close out the season.
- I would like the Kings to get to 98 before those two games, or 8 points out of their next 6 games. 4-2-0. That way, they won't need anything going in.
- As much as I still want CHI, PHX and NAS to lose (can never be too careful), it's probably going to come down to DAL and ANA; specifically, how soon one of them drops out of contention.