Here's the playoff races that will be interesting in the last month of the regular season:
Atlantic Division Title Philadelphia Flyers vs. New Jersey Devils Devils: 89 points, 39-19-6-5 with 13 games left Flyers: 87 points, 36-18-11-4 with 13 games left 4 point game: March 17, Philadelphia @ New Jersey
4th Seed in the Eastern Conference Flyers/Devils loser vs. Toronto Maple Leafs Leafs: 83 points, 38-26-5-2 with 11 games left 4 point game: April 1, Toronto @ New Jersey
Southeast Division Title Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Washington Capitals Lightning: 80 points, 32-23-11-5 with 11 games left Capitals: 79 points, 33-26-8-5 with 11 games left
Central Division Title Detroit Red Wings vs. St. Louis Blues Red Wings: 92 points, 40-18-9-3 with 12 games left Blues: 87 points, 36-19-9-6 with 12 games left 4 point game: March 22, Detroit @ St. Louis Another 4 point game: March 29, Detroit @ St. Louis
Northwest Division Title Vancouver Canucks vs. Colorado Avalanche Canucks: 93 points, 40-18-12-1 with 11 games left Avalanche: 89 points, 35-16-12-7 with 12 games left
4th Seed in the Western Conference Blues/Red Wings loser vs. Avalanche/Canucks loser 4 point game: March 18, Vancouver @ St. Louis 4 point game: Apr 6, St. Louis @ Colorado
6th Seed in the Western Conference Minnesota Wild vs. Anaheim Mighty Ducks Wild: 82 points, 36-24-9-1 with 12 games left Ducks: 82 points, 35-25-8-4 with 11 games left
Western Conference #1 Seed Division Winners Against Each Other Stars: 95 points, 39-15-15-2 with 11 games left 4 point game: March 17, Vancouver @ Dallas
President's Trophy Dallas Stars vs. Ottawa Senators Senators: 98 points, 45-18-7-1 with 11 games left
The playoffs are essentially like this:
THE EAST: Senators  vs. Bruins or Islanders  Atlantic 1st place  vs. Bruins or Southeast 2nd place or Islanders  Southeast 1st place  vs. Southeast 2nd place or Bruins  Atlantic 2nd place [4/5] vs. Leafs [4/5]
THE WEST: Stars or Northwest 1st place or Central 1st place  vs. Oilers  Stars or Northwest 1st place or Central 1st place  vs. Ducks or Wild  Stars or Northwest 1st place or Central 1st place  vs. Wild or Ducks  Northwest 2nd place [4/5] vs. Central 2nd place [4/5]
The Chase Is On: 8th: Oilers [29-23-8-8] 74pts; 14 games left 14th: Flames [23-31-10-4] 60pts; 14 games left Flames must win 7 more games than the Oilers do to make playoffs Any combination of 7 Oilers wins or Flames losses eliminates them from the playoffs
This is just odd.
Apparently, the Canucks will be switching the "A" around during the Olympics. Today, with Canada on the road, Yzerman and Peca are the alternates. There will be different ones when they "are home.