As of right now the Blues have a chance to be in the 8th spot come late Tuesday night.
Needed the Ducks to lose. Got it
Need the Preds to lose
Need to win. Need the Wild to lose
Need the Ducks to beat the Sexual Predators.
Thursday: Need to win to keep the spot or need Oilers(vs AVS) and Predators(vs SJS) to lose. Both would be great but the Ducks could pull up to one point behind us with a win against the Yotes. The worst that could happen for the Blues, that is if they lose and those 3 teams win, would be a tie for 10th 1 point behind the two teams tied for the 8th spot.
The NHL is ridiculously close. I know some people don't like the point structure with OT losses and what not but it has definitely made regular season games meaningful. Any of these teams on the cusp of getting in can probably look back to a few games they gave away and you know they desperately wish they had those points now.