It’s all come down to this, the thrilling conclusion of the NHL season. Two games between the No. 28 Kings and No. 29 Phoenix Coyotes. Of course, it does mean something for draft position. Philadelphia has long since clinched the worst record in the league, but if the Kings lose both games in regulation to the Coyotes, they would fall behind and end up with the second-worst record. Then again, that doesn’t assure anything, since there’s a lottery system involved.
Those looking for a truly intense game tonight should check out the Rangers-Canadiens tilt. New York is two points ahead of Montreal, in seventh place, but neither team is assured of a playoff spot yet.