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What record will your team need to make the playoffs?

Jan 26, 2012, 6:16 PM EDT

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The playoff push is back! The playoff push is back!

How exciting.

If you don’t know what the playoff push is, it’s courtesy Leafs beat writer James Mirtle at the Globe and Mail, and what it does is list all the teams in the NHL along with the records they’ll likely need down the stretch to qualify for the postseason.

Obviously this isn’t an exact science, but it’s still fun anyways.

For example, Mirtle predicts the Leafs will need to go 19-14-0 to make the playoffs (for the first since the lockout).

The Rangers, meanwhile, could go 13-21-1 in their last 35 games and still qualify, which would make John Tortorella so happy.

The least likely to make the playoffs? Your Columbus Blue Jackets, who would have to go 30-3-0 to sneak in.

Click here for the full list.

  1. elvispocomo - Jan 26, 2012 at 7:44 PM

    AKA the Magic Number.

  2. trbowman - Jan 26, 2012 at 9:56 PM

    I don’t know man, I think the Blue Jackets are gonna do it!

  3. creasemasta41 - Jan 26, 2012 at 10:15 PM

    Blue Jackets have a snowballs chance in hell of making the playoffs

    • trbowman - Jan 26, 2012 at 10:30 PM

      Nonsense. 30-3 is a cakewalk, especially for a team with as much talent as the Blue Jackets

  4. pensswag91 - Jan 27, 2012 at 8:42 AM

    Tebow Time!!!

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