With only five gamedays left in the regular season, the NHL is closing in on the playoffs. Personally I think the last playoff seats in the eastern conference will not be set until the final gameday. I think only Scotts Rangers are safe so far with 3 points ahead, three games left and two scheduled with the Islanders.
Unfortunately my favorite team, the Flyers, doesn't have that luxury and probably have the toughest final games of all teams, twice the Penguins and one against the Devils. On the upside, if they win two of the games, they are through.
I also find the games for the SE division title very interesting. The Capitals are tied with the Hurricanes, but Carolina has won more games. This means, while both teams play the Panthers and the Lightning once, the Caps have to win both to have a chance at the title and ultimately the playoffs.
How's your club doing?
P.S.: Yes, Rym we know how good the Red Wings are and that they will probably get the Presidents Trophy this year again.