- LAK/STL (go Kings!)
- BOS/SJS (go Bruins!)
- COL/PHX (go regulation!)
- VAN/DAL (go Canucks!)
- CGY/MIN (go Wild!)
Three points separate six teams. And Chicago, eight points ahead of the Kings, have played two more games, so they're not out of reach either. Or safe. In fact, any
three 4 of the seven (LAK, DAL, SJS, COL, CGY, PHX and CHI) could make it, and any four 3 could not.
From here on out, of those seven, anyone who gets hot, is in. Period. (And anyone who plays .500 or worse -- except Chicago, who has more wiggle room -- is almost certainly toast.)