What’s It Going To Take For The LA Kings To Make The Playoffs By The Numbers, April 2, 2015 Edition

LA Kings forward Jeff Carter, shown here during a recent
practice, scored two goals in an 8-2 blowout win over the
Edmonton Oilers on April 2, 2015 at Staples Center.
(click above to view larger image)
Photo: David Sheehan/CaliShooterOne Photography

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Kings took advantage of a hapless, hopeless, and literally defenseless Edmonton Oilers team on April 2, blowing them out of Staples Center in Los Angeles, 8-2.

With the win, the Kings improved to 38-25-14, good for 90 points. With five games remaining, they are now projected to finish the season with 96 points.

In other games of interest involving Western Conference teams on April 2:

  • The St. Louis Blues defeated the Calgary Flames, 4-1, in St. Louis, leaving them just one point ahead of the Kings for third place in the Pacific Division. Calgary is now projected to finish the season with 96 points.
  • The New York Rangers defeated the Minnesota Wild, 3-2 in St. Paul. The Wild are now projected to finish with 101 points.
  • The Chicago Blackhawks handed the Vancouver Canucks a 3-1 loss in Chicago. The Canucks are now projected to finish with 100 points.

The Winnipeg Jets were idle. They are projected to end the season with 96 points.

The Kings are tied in points with the Jets, but because the Kings hold the tiebreaker with the Jets (more regulation/overtime wins), they move into the last wild card spot in the Western Conference ahead of the Jets.

To secure the wild card spot, the Kings are projected to need a 3-2-0 record in their remaining five games.

The Kings are now projected to need 97 points to pass Calgary for third place in the Pacific Division. A 3-1-1 record in their remaining five games would be needed for the Kings to reach that mark.


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