WILD CARD TRACKER
1. NYR: 94 pts, 8 games remaining
2. BOS: 82 pts, 9 games remaining
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3. NYI: 80 pts, 10 games remaining
4. TBL: 77 pts, 10 games remaining
5. CAR: 75 pts, 11 games remaining
6. PHI: 74 pts, 10 games remaining
7. FLA: 73 pts, 10 games remaining
1. FAREWELL TO THE WEST
Tonight is the final game against the Western Conference for the Flyers, who own a 13-10-4 mark, as well as a 7-5-1 record against the Central Division… Last season, the Flyers posted a similar record against the West, going 14-11-3, but owned an 11-3-0 mark against the Central… This season against Western Conference opponents, Claude Giroux leads the team in assists (2g-19a), Wayne Simmonds leads in goals (15g-7a) and Jakub Voracek leads in overall points (6g-18a, 24pts).
2. A WILD MARCH
After going 41-14-6 through the first five months of the season, the Wild have stumbled in the month of March, going 3-8-0, and have dropped five of their last six games… On a per-game basis, the Wild averaged 3.33 goals-for and 2.33 goals-allowed from Oct-Feb, compared to 2.36 goals scored and 3.00 goals allowed in March thus far… Despite the fall, the Wild continue to rank second in the Western Conference and tied for fifth in the NHL standings with 94 points… The Wild also come into tonight's game looking to clinch a playoff berth with their magic number to clinch being two points.