TMMOTS NHL Playoffs Primer - March 24th

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As we approach the NHL Playoffs we will be posting a weekly update on the standings and which teams are close to qualifying or missing out on the 2013-14 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs. 

Mar 22, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Flyers right wing Jakub Voracek (93) celebrates with defenseman Andrew MacDonald (47) and center Claude Giroux (28) after scoring a goal during the third period against the St. Louis Blues at Wells Fargo Center. The Flyers won 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Eastern Conference


  • Boston (103 points)
  • Tampa Bay (86 points)
  • Montreal (85 points)


  • Pittsburgh (97 points)
  • Philadelphia (83 points)
  • NY Rangers (82 points)

Wild Card

  • Toronto (80 points)
  • Detroit (80 points)


  • Washington (79 points)
  • Columbus (78 points)
  • New Jersey (75 points)


  • Buffalo
  • Florida


  • Rough week for the Columbus Blue Jackets, who a week ago held the third playoff spot in the Metropolitan Division. After a costly loss to the New York Rangers, and a debacle against the New York Islanders, the Jackets find themselves fighting to just get back into a Wild Card spot. Columbus has another huge match up with the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday that could breathe some life back into the team if they can get a win. Just don’t expect the CBJ to get things done on the power play, they’ve had 33 chances to do that and no luck.
  • Both the Rangers and the Flyers are in action tonight, so some changes in the standings are possible. The Flyers could either build a nice buffer between them and the Rangers, or New York could jump ahead. All of that comes to a head on Wednesday when the two teams face off at Madison Square Garden.
  • Detroit and Toronto currently sit in the two Wild Card spots tied at 80 points, but with the way things have moved around, who knows if that will still be the case when they meet up this Saturday.
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