NHL Death Watch: Avalanche eliminated from playoff chase; big night in Northeast (Puck Daddy)

Since we're down to the final moments of postseason life for teams in contention, Puck Daddy solemnly begins a daily countdown to annihilation. Fare thee well, Colorado Avalanche, eliminated from playoff contention on Sunday. May the dice roll in your favor in Las Vegas, and may the lottery balls bounce your way to bring Seth Jones to Denver … Meanwhile in the East, there’s a trio of big games affecting the Northeast Division, including the Boston Bruins and Ottawa Senators in Beantown. From Causeway Crowd: The Ottawa Senators sit at sixth place in the conference. After losing five games in a row, they quickly turned it around by winning two straight. They will have to keep that winning effort up as the season winds down to secure a spot in the playoffs. This will be the fifth and final time that these two teams will play each other in the regular season. The Bruins have won the first four meetings and will look to sweep the season series on Monday night. Although the Bruins have won all four meetings, they have all been decided by one-goal. Both these teams play each other with great intensity and I would expect nothing less this time around from these two Northeast Division teams. So say we all … Coming up, the playoff pictures for the East and West, as we shift the focus to playoff seeding. The full NHL standings and schedules can be found on Y! Sports.

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