The Dallas Stars have been optimistic about their playoff hopes all season. They knew they had plenty of games in hand and time to catch their opponents in the race. Well, that is no longer the case, but the team is keeping their hopes high. “It’s been difficult all the way through,” Rick Bowness said.
The Washington Capitals clinched a playoff berth last Thursday night after their overtime loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Reaching the postseason early is relieving, even in defeat. However, when that loss starts a mini-streak of similar results, the team needs to fix some flaws before those issues mean the end of their season. Capitals Suffer
With the Washington Capitals having officially clinched a Stanley Cup playoff berth with their overtime loss to Pittsburgh on Thursday night, and the MassMutual East Division’s four likely playoff qualifiers being pretty evenly matched, the most important thing for the team to look for in their final six regular-season games is which goaltender will be
Are the Calgary Flames still mathematically able to qualify for the 2021 NHL playoffs? Yes. Will the Flames qualify for the 2020-21 NHL playoffs? No. I’ve actually been preaching this since late March, right after Calgary lost back-to-back games against the Ottawa Senators and fell out of contention for the fourth and final playoff spot