Sunday, February 6, 2011

First post! Current status

The 2010/2011 nhl season is now a little over half over and playoff spots remain highly competitive. In the west Vancouver is seating comfortably in first place with 77 points and a 34-10-9 record, while in the east Philadelphia is in first with 75 points and a 35-13-5 record. The playoff race is incredibly close in the west, with many teams within a few points of 8th and few points seperating top and lower teams. Interestingly, all 4 teams of the pacific division (Ducks, Sharks, Kings, and Coyotes) are currently in top 8, as all 4 teams of a division making the playoffs is rare. In the east the islanders are now without their main goaltender Dipietro after their game against the penguins. They may be looking to acquire Ray Emery to fill in his spot until Dipietro is healthy in 4-6 weeks. Also the devils (who had a terrible start with the loss of Zach Parise due to injury) have of late picked up their game, however remain well out of playoff position. Yesterday Anaheim ducks player Perry got his second career hat trick (2nd of the season), and has stepped up his game in absence of their captain Getzlaf.

That's all for today!