Playoff Race Clusterf**k, Mar. 29
Nothing happened last night in the Eastern Conference so the standings remain the same, with the Devils being the team closest to elimination. There is plenty of action that will have plenty of playoff implications.
The Sabres would effectively end Toronto’s bid for a playoff spot with a regulation victory tonight, while a Capitals win would help keep the Hurricanes at bay and a Thrashers win would help move the Sabres into seventh and make sixth place an option. A Tampa Bay win of any kind plus a Hurricanes loss would clinch the Lightning’s spot in the second season.