Walter White wrote:Wild beat NYI 5-3 in regulation
so we're 6 points up on them with a game in hand
beat them Saturday and that could be the KO
We can probably cross Columbus off from being able to catch us with a win Tuesday (make it 8 points up withy no head to head remaining).
There is still a head to head matchup after Saturday with the Islanders remaining so Saturday would be a nail in the coffin, but not necessarily buring them.
Still win both games and you are potentially crossing off two teams chasing. That would leave only Carolina who they could potentially kick off the following week.
The next week and half is the most important stretch of the season.