With a full slate of games last night, the playoff picture in the Easter Conference became even more muddied with losses from both Toronto and Detroit, the teams that held the two playoff wildcard spots going into the night. Wins by Washington, New Jersey, Carolina and Florida means only three points separates 6th from 11th place.
Teemu Selanne had the winner but the Anaheim Ducks won their 5th straight last night and 9th of their last 10 on the strength of newly named Canadian Olympians Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry who had three points apiece in the 4-3 win. [ SI.com]
When you look at the standings, one thing stands out about many of the teams in playoff spots, for the most part they have a very distinct home ice advantage. Bleacher Report broke down the most successful teams in their home rink this season. [b/r]