Thanks to a comment from Tim and with nod to James Mirtle's Chart, I thought I'd rough out what it's going to take to make the post-season in the Eastern Conference.
Mirtle is projecting it will take 95 points to make the cut, I've been a bit softer estimating the cut at 92 or 93 points (although given the torrid play of so many of the teams on the bubble, Mirtle may be right...)
Here's a look at how things shape up as of mid-day Sunday, February 11th (chart includes Tampa's win over New Jersey but not the result of the Thrashers - Oilers game). Current standings are based on winning percentage, not total points. I also haven't re-sorted the list along with Division leaders seeded 1-2-3...
|Team||Win %||GR||W% to 92 Pts||W% to 93 Pts|
|2. NEW JERSEY||0.661||26||0.346||0.365|
|7. TAMPA BAY||0.561||25||0.560||0.580|
|10. NY ISLANDERS||0.536||26||0.615||0.635|
|11. NY RANGERS||0.527||26||0.635||0.654|
For what it's worth, no matter how Philly plays this year they can't make the playoffs...