What’s It Going To Take For The LA Kings To Make The Playoffs By The Numbers: March 30, 2015 Edition

LA Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick, shown here at a recent practice,
was the only reason his team didn’t lose by a wider margin than
4-1 at Chicago on March 30, 2015.
(click above to view larger image)
Photo: David Sheehan/CaliShooterOne Photography
LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Kings got their helmets handed to them after a lackluster performance in the Windy City, where the Chicago Blackhawks had a very easy time dispatching the Kings, 4-1, on March 30.

With the loss, the Kings ended their five-game road trip with a decent 3-2 record.

To make matters worse, both the Calgary Flames and Vancouver Canucks won their games, digging the Kings into an even deeper hole.

Here’s the latest, from a numbers point of view:

  • After their 4-1 win over St. Louis, Vancouver is projected to finish with 99 points
  • Calgary is now projected to finish with 97 points after their 5-3 win at Dallas.
  • Minnesota was idle. They are projected to finish the season with 103 points.
  • Winnipeg was idle. They are projected to finish with 97 points.
  • Colorado and San Jose were idle. They are projected to finish with 90 points.
  • After losing to Calgary, Dallas is projected to finish with 89 points.

To finish in third place in the Pacific Division ahead of the Flames, the Kings are projected to need 98 points. That means they’ll need a 5-1-0 (or the equivalent) record in their remaining six games.

To earn a wild card spot ahead of the Jets, the Kings are projected to need 97 points (4-1-1 the rest of the way).

The Kings hold the tiebreaker against the Jets.

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