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Video: How many games do the Caps need to win?

Apr 1, 2014, 1:24 PM EDT

The Washington Capitals may only be one point back of Columbus for the final wild-card spot in the East, but with the Blue Jackets holding a game in hand as well as the tie-breaker (regulation/overtime wins), the margin for error is a thin one.

The Caps have seven games left, starting tonight versus Dallas, another team in a desperate race to make the playoffs.

It’s estimated Washington will need to go in the neighborhood of 5-2-0 to avoid missing the postseason for the first time since 2007.


  1. ravenscaps48 - Apr 1, 2014 at 1:52 PM

    Personally, I would like them to go 2-5 so that they miss the postseason and some changes would finally be made!

  2. joey4id - Apr 1, 2014 at 1:59 PM

    They need at a minimum 12 pts to have a shot at making the playoffs, which is near impossible considering how they have been playing. Winning the remaining games will give them a pass into a wild card spot.

    Their destiny is no longer in their hands because they have to depend on other teams losing. Not a place you want to be when you’re in March. Games are much tighter now than they were in say Oct, Nov or Dec. It’s not the same game , and when you’re struggling to find yourself as the Caps are in March you’re likely to miss the playoffs.

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Apr 1, 2014 at 2:41 PM

      It can be even tougher in April, which will be here roughly 15 hours … ago.

      • imf311 - Apr 1, 2014 at 3:28 PM

        that was awesome

    • joey4id - Apr 1, 2014 at 4:00 PM

      😊 Point being that they were in that spot when the schedule rolled into March.

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