Playoff Race Clusterf**k, Mar. 25
What happened yesterday: OTT 2:1 NYR (shootout), PIT 2:1 PHI (shootout), BOS 7:0 MTL, ATL 2:1 NYI, TOR 4:3 COL.
What’s scheduled tonight in the Eastern Conf.: FLA at BUF, NJD at PIT, WSH at OTT, VAN at ATL, CAR at TBL
What Sabres want to happen: TBL beats CAR in regulation
What would be nice: PIT beats NJD in regulation, VAN beats ATL in regulation
Sabres only really need the Hurricanes to lose tonight in regulation to further solidify their hold on 8th (esp. if the Sabres win). Both the Devils and Thrashers losing in regulation wouldn’t necessarily help the Sabres, but it would add another nail to their playoff hope coffins.