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The Race Is On: Slow Night

Very light night for the hockey last night as there were four games and two of them were any concern to us really.

Over in Vegas, the Knights dropped a rare home loss to the Arizona Coyotes by a 3-2 score. The loss keeps Vegas one point behind the Jets for second place in the west with Winnipeg now having a game in hand over them.

The Colorado Avalanche’s playoff hopes took a bit of a hit as they dropped a 2-1 game at home to the Philadelphia Flyers. The loss keeps them outside of playoff position for right now.

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It’s going to be a much busier night tonight as the Jets, Wild, Predators, Blues and Stars all have games.

The Magic Numbers

Playoff spot: CLINCHED!

Points needed to clinch second place in Central: 3
This is any combination of points earned by Winnipeg or lost by Minnesota.

The Standings

The Teams

Winnipeg Jets

Last Game: Win vs Boston 5-4 (03/27)
Next Game: @ Chicago – March 29
Games Remaining:
 6
2 Home: CGY, CHI
4 Road: CHI, TOR, OTT, MTL
Headline: Around 1,200 tickets available for round one games (WFP)


Nashville Predators

Last Game: Win Vs Minnesota 2-1 (03/27)
Next Game: Vs San Jose – March 29
Games Remaining:
 6
3 Home: SJS, BUF, CBJ
3 Road: TBL, FLA, WSH
Headline: Predators aren’t complacent (Tennessean)

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Minnesota Wild

Last Game: SOL Vs Nashville 2-1 (03/27)
Next Game: Vs Dallas – March 29
Games Remaining:
 6
2 Home: DAL, EDM
4 Road: DAL, ANA, LAK, SJS
Headline: Wild return home to face Stars (FOX Sports)


Colorado Avalanche

Last Game: Loss Vs Philadelphia 2-1 (03/28)
Next Game: Vs Chicago – March 30
Games Remaining: 
5
2 Home: CHI, STL
3 Road: ANA, LAK, SJS
Headline: Comparing Rantanen to Vracek (Mile High Sticking)


St. Louis Blues

Last Game: Win Vs San Jose 3-2 (03/27)
Next Game: @ Vegas – March 30
Games Remaining:
 6
2 Home: WAS, CHI
4 Road: VGK, ARI, CHI, COL
Headline: Blues rebound after deadline day drama (TSN)


Dallas Stars

Last Game: Win vs Philadephia 3-2 (03/27)
Next Game: @ Minnesota – March 29
Games Remaining: 5
1 Home: MIN
4 Road: MIN, SJS, ANA, LAK
Headline: Lehtonen will keep starting (Blackout Dallas)

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