March 18 magic numbers

No changes in any of the Kings’ “magic numbers” last night, as Anaheim beat Chicago and Calgary beat Colorado. The Avalanche’s loss leaves fifth-place Colorado one point ahead of the Kings, but the Kings have two games in hand. Tonight’s West games — besides Kings-Chicago — have St. Louis at NY Rangers, Phoenix at Florida, Minnesota at Nashville, Philadelphia at Dallas and San Jose at Vancouver.

7. Nashville. Games remaining: 12. Maximum points: 107.
Kings’ magic number: 23.

8. Detroit. Games remaining: 13. Maximum points: 106.
Kings’ magic number: 22.

9. Calgary. Games remaining: 12. Maximum points: 103.
Kings’ magic number: 19.

10. Minnesota. Games remaining: 13. Maximum points: 100.
Kings’ magic number: 16.

11. St. Louis. Games remaining: 13. Maximum points: 99.
Kings’ magic number: 15.

12. Dallas. Games remaining: 13. Maximum points: 99.
Kings’ magic number: 15.

13. Anaheim. Games remaining: 13. Maximum points: 98.
Kings’ magic number: 14.

14. Columbus. Games remaining: 12. Maximum points: 91.
Kings’ magic number: 7.

15. Edmonton. Games remaining: 12. Maximum points: 73.
ELIMINATED.

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