BUFFALO, NY - MARCH 14: Jamie McGinn #11 of the Colorado Avalanche celebrates his goal with two seconds left in regulation to tie the Buffalo Sabres 4-4 at the First Niagara Center on March 14, 2012 in Buffalo, New York. The Avalanche defeated the Sabres 5-4 in the shootout. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
There's three games of significance tonight in the West as the idle Avs hang on to 8th for dear life.
Chicago at Dallas, 6:30 MT (roughly now as I hit publish)
Calgary at Edmonton, 7:30 MT
Los Angeles at Anaheim, 8:00 MT
Here's your standings as the night begins:
Rooting for Edmonton and Anaheim are a given to keep Calgary and LA at bay. Chicago/Dallas should be a fine game to watch (based on home/road/last 10 records I'd call it for Dallas), but really either team losing in regulation helps the Avs. Personally, I'm rooting for Chicago because a) they have more points b) I still think Dallas will crash at the end and c) to hell with the Stars. That said... Please don't have the 3-point game we all know you're going to have :(