With a Jets win Saturday afternoon, the Avs were officially eliminated from playoff contention. The Avs went on to be pretty dominated by the Kings that night. With three home games remaining on the docket, the Avs may be unable to make the playoffs, but they will have a say in how the playoff picture forms. The three teams the Avs have to play (Predators, Jets, Blackhawks) all can move up or down in the standings. In the case of the Jets, the playoffs aren't even a lock. The Avs are likely to end up with a top-ten draft pick, but that doesn't mean that they can't play spoiler along the way.
- At 104 points, the Predators sit one point behind the Blues for the Central division lead. The Predators currently hold the tie breaker with both the Blues and the Blackhawks. They can clinch home-ice for the first round with a win and a Blackhawks loss tonight.
- While the Avs may be having a down year offensively, they still have rather balanced scoring as they are the only team in the league with six players over 50 points.
- Something for Avs fans to cheer for: The Senators and the Hurricanes. With the Red Wings recent skid, the Red Wings are in danger of blowing their playoff streak. If the Senators can win out and the Red Wings lose their two games against the Hurricanes, the Senators would take the Red Wings place in the playoffs.
Game time: 7pm, MT