NHL playoff picture: Sharks in precarious position; Jets overtake Kings
The San Jose Sharks embark a seven-game road trip that could decide their season after losing at home to the Chicago Blackhawks. The Sharks are chasing the Winnipeg Jets, who moved back into the final Western Conference wild-card spot following their victory and a loss by the Los Angeles Kings.
Here's how the rest of the league looks after an exciting Saturday night:
The Boston Bruins are riding a five-game winning streak into Sunday's game against the Washington Capitals after downing the Penguins on Saturday. The Florida Panthers kept their hopes alive by blanking the Carolina Hurricanes.
Montreal (A1) vs. Boston (WC1)
Tampa Bay (A2) vs. Detroit (A3)
N.Y. Rangers (M1) vs. Washington (WC2)
N.Y. Islanders (M2) vs. Pittsburgh (M3)
The Jets lead the Kings by one point, but Los Angeles has a game in hand, making Winnipeg's contest against San Jose on Tuesday all the more important. The Wild are three points clear in the first wild-card spot after beating St. Louis.
Nashville (C1) vs. Winnipeg (WC2)
St. Louis (C2) vs. Chicago (C3)
Anaheim (P1) vs. Minnesota (WC1)
Vancouver (P2) vs. Calgary (P3)
Race for Last
Buffalo, the Arizona Coyotes, Carolina and Toronto all lost by a combined score of 12-2.