Last Night's Results
The Bad: ANA won.
STL@LAK -- GO KINGS.
CGY@COL -- Go Avs.
MIN@SJS -- Go...?...Wild, I guess.
BOS@NAS -- Go Bruins.
CHI@DAL -- Go regulation.
PHX@EDM -- Go Oil.
Now, the updated standings:
Click on the headers to sort.
KEY: Q is my standings, default sorted by W% then 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.
- STL can't get to 96 points.
- 3rd-9th seed now shows a perfect run of points-blown, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60.
- In official points, LAK, PHX and CHI form one cluster (separated by a point), and a few points beneath them, DAL, ANA, NAS and CGY form another (separated by a point).
- The Kings are one tie-breaker win behind ANA and two behind SJS.
- Of the teams with a reasonable chance of making the playoffs, SJS and PHX have 11 games left. CGY has 10. Everyone else has 12.
- The Kings are 10 goals behind Chicago in GD. A blow-out win or two would be very helpful about now.
- The Ducks could erase the Kings' lead over them by taking 5 points out of the three remaining head-to-head games.
- Given the way the standings are trending right now, a first round Ducks/Kings series is as likely as anything else. A 3/6 or a 4/5 match-up.
- A win tonight will put the Kings on a pace to equal their point total from last season, which would be a tie for third best in franchise history.