Calgary, AB - The Calgary Flames missed an opportunity to improve their standing in the postseason race in their last game, falling to a team desperate to stay alive in the Western Conference playoff race.
Detroit, MI - Behind their reliable defense, the Minnesota Wild have been able to stay in the playoff hunt. The Detroit Red Wings, meanwhile, are still trying to find more consistent play in their end before the postseason begins.
Washington, DC - The Atlanta Thrashers have been doing an excellent job of playing the role of spoiler down the stretch. It's too late for them to hurt the Washington Capitals' Southeast Division title hopes.