The West is basically settled, but the No. 6 to 8 playoff slots are wide open with the regular season ending this Sunday.
Six teams in the East were within 7 points. Tampa Bay held sixth with Florida, at 11, the most likely dropout.
The Western picture is much clearer with No. 8 Calgary a pretty safe 7 up on Colorado.
Now for some final blasts.
Avs at Flames: Avs may be done by faceoff. CALGARY.
Oilers at Wild: Easy win for Wild. Money Line. WILD.
Caps at Thrashers: Ovechkin can’t do it alone. ATLANTA.
Bruins at Sabres: Sabres want points title. BUFFALO. Leafs at Isles: Lots riding. No DiPietro in nets. TORONTO.
Flames at Sharks: SJ also chasing points. SAN JOSE.