It was another largely successful week for the Metropolitan Division. Everything is falling in place for an exciting playoff race.
|Team||GP||W||L||OT||ROW||Pts||Last Week||Playoff||% AM|
Washington went 3-1-0 last week. They defeated Philadelphia 3-2 on Sunday, defeated Nashville 5-3 on Tuesday, and won against Minnesota 4-3 on Thursday. Their lone loss came against Dallas in a 4-3 game on Saturday.
The New York Rangers went 2-0-1 last week. They defeated the Devils on Monday 2-1, shutout Pittsburgh on Wednesday 3-0, and lost 5-4 in overtime to Los Angeles on Friday.
The New York Islanders went 3-1-0 last week. They routed Edmonton 8-1 on Sunday, defeated Columbus 3-2 in a shootout on Tuesday, defeated Los Angeles 5-2 on Thursday, and fell 6-3 to Carolina on Saturday.
Pittsburgh went 2-1-0 last week. The Penguins defeated Anaheim 6-2 on Monday. They fell 3-0 to the Rangers on Wednesday but rebounded with a 2-1 shootout win over Carolina on Friday.
New Jersey went 2-1-0 last week. The Devils fell to the Rangers 2-1 on Monday before earning victories over Edmonton on Tuesday and Philadelphia on Saturday. As we all know, the Devils retired Martin Brodeur's number prior to the Edmonton game in an awesome ceremony for the legend.
Carolina went 1-0-2 last week. They lost 2-1 to Montreal in a shootout on Sunday. They also dropped another shootout on Friday, this time 2-1 to Pittsburgh. Yesterday they defeated the Islanders 6-3 in another divisional matchup.
Philadelphia went 1-2-1 last week. They lost to a divisional game against Washington on Sunday 3-2. They fell again on Tuesday, this time 4-1 to Anaheim. Their lone win of the week came against Buffalo on Thursday with a 5-1 victory. Yesterday they lost to the Devils 2-1 in overtime. Rookie defensemen Shayne Gostisbehere did set a record by extending his point streak to 11 games.
Columbus went 2-0-1 last week. They dropped a divisional matchup on Tuesday to the Islanders 3-2 in the shootout. They rebounded with their own 4-3 shootout win over Anaheim on Thursday and a 4-2 win over Ottawa on Saturday.
Here is the schedule for the Metropolitan teams for this upcoming week.
|WSH||vs. LAK||at NYI||vs. NJD|
|NYR||vs. PHI||vs. CHI||at TOR|
|NYI||vs. DET||vs. WSH||at NJD|
|PIT||at FLA||vs. DET||vs. TBL|
|NJD||vs. LAK||vs. PHI||vs. NYI||at WSH|
|CAR||vs. WPG||at OTT||vs. SJS|
|PHI||at NYR||at NJD||at MTL||at TOR|
|CBJ||vs. BOS||vs. BUF|
I'm filling in this week and a bit short on time so I apologize for keeping this brief. What are your thoughts on the division at this moment in time? What are your expectations for this week? Leave your comments below and thank you for reading!