Chase for the playoffs

The Buffalo Sabres have a 5.3% chance of making the playoffs. 

Odds: The odds do not sway in Buffalo’s favor, but due to a weak Atlantic Division, the Sabres are still in the race. They only need to pass two Atlantic teams to get in a playoff spot. That’s Florida and either Boston or Toronto.

 

Last night’s games: Not a great night for Sabres fans. The Islanders and Bruins both won, while the Maple Leafs picked up a point. That puts the Sabres six points out of the final wild card spot and the third division spot.

 

Tonight’s games of interest: 1 game

Flames @ Panthers (7:30 pm) – Florida is a team that Buffalo will most likely have to pass if they want to make the playoffs. Root for Calgary tonight.

 TEAMGPRECPTS
Atlantic Division Leaders:
P8258-18-6122
X8254-21-7115
X8251-23-8110
Metropolitan Division Leaders:
Y8254-20-8116
X8252-24-6110
X8246-25-11103
Wild Card Leaders:
X8251-26-5107
X8244-26-12100
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8237-35-1084
8237-38-781
8232-39-1175
8232-40-1074
8233-42-773
8227-46-963
8225-46-1161
8222-49-1155
Central Division Leaders:
Z8256-19-7119
X8253-22-7113
X8249-22-11109
Pacific Division Leaders:
Y8250-21-11111
X8249-27-6104
X8244-27-1199
Wild Card Leaders:
X8246-30-698
X8245-30-797
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8243-31-894
8240-30-1292
8239-32-1189
8232-37-1377
8231-37-1476
8228-42-1268
SEATTLE8227-49-660
8225-50-757

 

Biggest Current Target: JUST WIN

To make the wild card, the Sabres would have to past at least five teams. They trail the New York Islanders by six points.

To grab the third spot in the Atlantic Division, Buffalo would have to pass at least four teams. They trail the Leafs by six points.

There are way too many teams in the mix to narrow it down to one target. The Sabres just need to worry about themselves and win.