When you have won 6 games in a row, the law of averages has to catch up to you and lose a game. With the playoff standings so tight, you hope to lose in overtime vs. regulation. Not so in the 4-1 loss to Philadelphia Saturday night. Combine that with wins by Vancouver and Columbus and the Preds go from 6th to 9th in no time. As I write this Sunday evening, Montreal does us a favor and beats Dallas 3-1 today. Once standings are updated, the Preds will move back into the playoffs #8 spot now they have played same number of games as Dallas. Both teams have 70 points but Preds have more wins. Thank you Montreal.
Minnesota vs. Anaheim in progress. Both teams trail Preds in standings.
Root for L.A. to beat Vancouver tomorrow night.
Tip your hat to Biron in goal for Philly last night. He made some spectacular saves to keep Philly up all night. When the Preds did cut the lead to 2-1 in the 3rd, Philly answered with a goal and sealed the Preds fate.