NHL Playoff Picture

There is only two weeks left in the NHL regular season, and teams on the bubble are going to have a tough time making up ground in the final couple of weeks. So I will break down the current playoff picture and break it down by who is in, who still has a chance, teams that are in trouble and teams that are pretty much eliminated.


Teams that appear to be safe heading into the playoffs (*=Clinched ^Clinched Division #=Currently in playoff spot):

East: Montreal*, Pittsburgh^, Boston*, Toronto#, and Ottawa#

West: Chicago^, Anaheim*, Vancouver#, Los Angeles#, and San Jose#,


Teams fighting for a playoff spot (#=Currently in playoff spot if season ended today)

East: Washington#, N.Y. Islanders#, N.Y. Rangers#, Winnipeg, and Buffalo

West: Minnesota#, Detroit, Dallas, Phoenix, St. Louis# and Columbus#


Teams in trouble:

East: New Jersey and Philadelphia

West: None


Teams that are all but mathematically eliminated:

East: Tampa Bay

West: Edmonton



East: Carolina, and Florida

West: Calgary, Nashville, and Coloardo


Posted on April 18, 2013, in All Sports, Hockey, National Hockey League and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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