Calgary played spoiler tonight with a 1-0 win over New Jersey. Even though New Jersey still has a chance, it decreases their chances greatly; 2 more wins by Columbus and they are out of contention. The Wild also won by a score of 1-0 and secured a spot in the playoffs.
Tomorrow Phoenix faces Columbus in an important game for both. Washington faces St. Louis, which should be a tough test for them; the Blues are competing for home-ice throughout the playoffs. One win by Columbus and a loss by Washington will eliminate the Caps are from playoff contention. Toronto will face Tampa Bay, although their chances are small. Dallas will go up against Nashville, hoping to bounce back after the loss to Florida.