REMINDER: Today is the last day that brackets will be accepted in the Hockey Wilderness Bracket Challenge. You in or are you out?
Today is a full day of games. Starting now, and running all day long. Try not to get atrophy in your legs. Get up from time to time and walk around. You really should. At least to get another frosty beverage. Enjoy the games.
#4 Nashville Predators (48-26-8) vs #5 Detroit Red Wings (48-28-6)
Joe Louis Arena @ 11:00 AM CDT
#4 Pittsburgh Penguins (51-25-6) vs #5 Philadelphia Flyers (47-26-9)
Wells Fargo Center @ 2:00 PM CDT
#3 Flordia Panthers (38-26-18) vs #6 New Jersey Devils (48-28-6)
BankAtlantic Center @ 6:30PM CDT
General Motors Place @ 9:30 PM CDT
Houston Aeros (34-24-5-11) vs Texas Stars (31-39-3-2)
Toyota Center @ 5:30 PM CDT
For the Houston perspective, check out The Third Intermission
For the OKC perspective, check out
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
---The Aeros are battling for a spot in the AHL Calder Cup playoffs. Entering Sunday, Houston is on the outside looking in and sits in the No. 10 spot, tied with Peoria with 82 points.
Too Close to Call ---The Aeros need to win Sunday's game in order to have a chance at qualifying for the playoffs. In addition, the Aeros will be hoping for the following...
A) a Milwaukee win in regulation (or)
C) a Charlotte win in regulation (or)
D) an Oklahoma City win in regulation.
---Houston clinches a playoff berth on Sunday with:
(a) a win by 9 or more goals vs. Texas, OR
(b) a win by 8 goals or fewer vs. Texas AND either a San Antonio regulation loss vs. Oklahoma City or a regulation decision in the Charlotte-Milwaukee game
As they would say on a poker show... a chip and a chair.