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NHL Playoff Death Watch: Capitals, Bruins poised to shake up East (Puck Daddy)

Since we’re down to the final moments of postseason life for teams in contention, Puck Daddy solemnly begins a daily countdown to annihilation. The Pittsburgh Penguins’ loss to the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday night pushed them down to the No. 3 seed in the Metro … and opened the door a little wider for the Washington Capitals to shake up the seedings. The Caps face the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night, the start of a three-game road trip. With a victory and an Islanders’ loss or overtime loss to Columbus, and the Capitals would go from the first wild card to the No. 2 seed in the Metro. The Penguins would suddenly be the first wild card, seeded against Montreal. Here are the current standings. The Death Watch tracks the final Wild Card spot and the teams that are chasing it. Their “tragic number” is the number of points gained by the final wild card team or lost by the team chasing it. All playoff percentages are from Sports Club Stats ; tragic numbers and other figures via the NHL. A team is eliminated from play-offs when their “Tragic Number” hits 0. Here’s the Eastern Conference picture…

NHL Playoff Death Watch: Capitals, Bruins poised to shake up East (Puck Daddy)

Since we’re down to the final moments of postseason life for teams in contention, Puck Daddy solemnly begins a daily countdown to annihilation. The Pittsburgh Penguins’ loss to the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday night pushed them down to the No. 3 seed in the Metro … and opened the door a little wider for the Washington Capitals to shake up the seedings. The Caps face the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night, the start of a three-game road trip. With a victory and an Islanders’ loss or overtime loss to Columbus, and the Capitals would go from the first wild card to the No. 2 seed in the Metro. The Penguins would suddenly be the first wild card, seeded against Montreal. Here are the current standings. The Death Watch tracks the final Wild Card spot and the teams that are chasing it. Their “tragic number” is the number of points gained by the final wild card team or lost by the team chasing it. All playoff percentages are from Sports Club Stats ; tragic numbers and other figures via the NHL. A team is eliminated from play-offs when their “Tragic Number” hits 0. Here’s the Eastern Conference picture…