The Good: Despite a tough night, Kings remain in the eight spot. Colorado gets only a point in an OT loss and Calgary loses as it looks like it could come down to the four teams in the Pacific Division for three spots (#3, #7, #8)
The Bad: A tough loss to Boston and the Kings get no help as Dallas wins and Phoenix and San Jose play a three-point game.
The Odd: Kings are battling for playoff positioning within their division rivals. Unfortunately, they don't play any of them over the next five games.
Tonight's Games That Matter and Your Guide For Rooting:
St. Louis and Phoenix, 6 p.m. -- Blues. In every game down the stretch, we want to see divsional rivals fall.
D - Division Leader, X - Clinched Playoffs, Y - Clinched Division, Z - Clinched Conference, P - Clinched Presidents' Trophy
GR - Games Remaining, W - Wins, L - Losses, OT - OT/Shootout losses (worth one point), PTS - Points
+/- Goal differential, LY PTS - Point total of NHL team with SAME seed at the same point in the 2010-11 season
L10 - Record in last ten games, H/R LEFT - Breakdown of home/road games remaining on the schedule
Division leaders are seeded 1, 2, and 3 in Conference standings. If two or more clubs are tied in points during the regular season, the standing of the clubs is determined in the following order:
The fewer number of games played (i.e., superior points percentage).
The greater number of games won, excluding games won in the Shootout.
The greater number of points earned in games between the tied clubs. If two clubs are tied, and have not played an equal number of home games against each other, points earned in the first game played in the city that had the extra game shall not be included. If more than two clubs are tied, the higher percentage of available points earned in games among those clubs, and not including any "odd" games, shall be used to determine the standing.
The greater differential between goals for and against for the entire regular season.