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Wednesday Morning Skate: Playoff Picture Clearing Up

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I wasn't even supposed to be here today!
I wasn't even supposed to be here today!
Drew Hallowell

We're closing in on the playoffs and teams are starting to clinch either a playoff spot or elimination. Last night, the Islanders and Capitals both clinched a spot. Winnipeg is a point behind the Rangers and Senators. The Jets have the ROW tiebreaker, but only one game remains on their schedule to the Ranger's 2 and Senator's 3 games remaining. Here's a cut-up version of TSN's Playoff Push Tracker:

via TSN.ca

Out West, St. Louis and San Jose clinched last night as well, leaving two spots available. I know you're all pulling for the Minnesota Wild to claim one of them. The Detroit Red Wings are the only team really threatening them or the Bluejackets

via TSN.ca

This time next week, we'll all be talking about how the playoffs are going. Pretty incredible stuff. Short season is the weird season. Here are the Traveling Jagrs inducting their newest member: