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WEEKEND PLAYOFF PICTURE

Friday, 03.25.2011 / 5:29 PM
By Rob Crean - Public Relations Director / BEYOND THE BOARDS
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BEYOND THE BOARDS
WEEKEND PLAYOFF PICTURE

The Sabres continue to hold the eighth and final playoff spot entering the weekend with a three-point cushion on ninth-place Carolina.  The Hurricanes, however, now have company as the Toronto Maple Leafs have tied them at 78 points, although Carolina has two games in hand on the Leafs.  The seventh-place Rangers, meanwhile, gained a point last night in a shootout loss to Ottawa.

Buffalo (8th place, 36-28-9 in 73 games, 81 points) has the chance to gain ground with back-to-back home games this weekend against Florida tonight and New Jersey tomorrow.

Here’s a look at what the Rangers, Hurricanes and Leafs will be up to this weekend:

NY Rangers (7th place, 40-35-5 record in 75 games, 85 points)
    Friday: Off
    Saturday: at Boston
    Sunday: Off

Carolina (9th place, 34-29-10 in 73 games, 78 points)
    Friday: at Tampa Bay
    Saturday: vs. Tampa Bay
    Sunday: Off

Toronto (10th place, 34-31-10 in 75 games, 78 points)
    Friday: Off
    Saturday: at Detroit
    Sunday: Off

For a look at the full NHL Standings entering Friday's action, click here.

Knowing which teams the Sabres must hold off in order to earn a playoff berth begs the question: Do the players keep an eye on the out of town scoreboard in the Arena?

“I try not to, but sometimes you do look around to see what’s going on,” said Jason Pominville.  “If you look at last game we played in Montreal, we had no idea what the other scores were, but after the game we kind of asked around and figured out that everybody else had won.  We can only control what we do, and that’s going out there and playing, and hopefully the rest will take care of itself.”

Ryan Miller was asked the same question following the team’s win over Montreal, and said he never gave it a thought.

“We don’t make a point of talking about it. It’s not something that really matters.  It can’t affect our game out there. If you let it creep in, it’s just another distraction.  You just keep it off to the side; there’s enough to worry about out there with your own game,” Miller said.

SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Hodgson 72 20 24 -26 44
T. Ennis 80 21 22 -25 43
D. Stafford 70 16 18 -19 34
C. Ehrhoff 79 6 27 -27 33
C. Stewart 63 15 11 0 26
C. Conacher 79 7 19 1 26
T. Myers 62 9 13 -26 22
Z. Girgensons 70 8 14 -6 22
M. Foligno 74 7 12 -17 19
J. McBain 69 6 11 -13 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Neuvirth 4 8 2 .921 2.78
J. Enroth 4 17 5 .911 2.82