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We’re just over here trying to figure out what the Fox says. (And If last night put the Canes’ playoff chances into peril.)

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NHL: Carolina Hurricanes at Washington Capitals Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports

Reading Assignments

  • First there was this....
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So, what does the Fox say?

  • Another reminder - Support the Lady Canes, Jr. Hurricanes U19 Girls, and Jr. Hurricanes U14 Girls teams advancing to Nationals by buying discounted tickets to see the Hurricanes take on the Capitals Thursday. [Hurricanes]
  • The NHL Global Series will keep hockey thriving in Europe. [Forbes]
  • Jon Cooper has signed a multi-year extension with the Tampa Bay Lightning. [NHL]
  • The latest mock draft shows the big four forwards locked in at the top of the draft. [USA Today]
  • Erik Karlsson is still nursing an injury. [NBC Sports]
  • The latest Insider Trading with some tidbits on coaching and college free agents. [TSN]
  • This week’s 31 Thoughts. [Sportsnet]
  • What a beautiful passing play:

Stalking the Standings

Things couldn’t have gone much worse for the Hurricanes last night. Both the Canadiens and the Blue Jackets won, and with the Canes losing it bunches up the standings even more. Carolina has a game in hand on Montreal and a one point lead in the wild card, and none of the three teams plays again until Thursday, which might be the most important day of the season in terms of playoff qualification.

The Canes magic number remains at 10, but it will drop by at least one on Thursday because the Habs and Jackets play each other. Partly because of that, the Hurricanes are still above 90% to make it according to most metrics.

  • Metro 1: Washington Capitals: 77 GP, 98 points, 104 pt pace, 41 ROW
  • Metro 2: New York Islanders: 77 GP, 95 points, 101 pt pace, 40 ROW
  • Metro 3: Pittsburgh Penguins: 77 GP, 95 points, 100 pt pace, 40 ROW
  • WC 1: Carolina Hurricanes: 76 GP, 91 points, 98 pt pace, 40 ROW
  • WC 2: Montreal Canadiens: 77 GP, 90 points, 96 pt pace, 39 ROW
  • 9th: Columbus Blue Jackets: 76 GP, 88 points, 95 pt pace, 40 ROW

Tonight’s Rooting Guide

There isn’t one. No games on the schedule tonight affect the East wild card race. Relax, watch some hockey and get hyped for a huge game tomorrow.