In our estimation, we feel the Penguins can accumulate at least 35 points over the next 10 weeks.
After the Read More, we break down how we've come to this.
Big time home and home out of the gate. Brutal way to start. Pens can beat Toronto once, find a way to sneak out a point against Boston or New Jersey on the road.
Pens quietly have owned Montreal this season and have had some success against Tampa. Take 4 points out of a possible 6.
The Ducks kind of suck, but Boudreau will have them all jammed up. Pens haven't fared well against Philly. Sneak out a point between those two teams, and then beat Buffalo.
Interesting home stand for the Penguins. Huge.
The Rangers game will be enormous. Even if you lose, 4 points hang between Columbus and Tampa.
Mini road trip halfway through. Pens need to take two wins here. Colorado sucks, and Dallas is beatable.
One of the bigger weeks of the season. Four straight home games. Have to find a way to bank 4 points.
Maybe the most important week of the season. Road division games change lives. Have to find a way to win one of these games.
A chance to bank some points after a tough road schedule. The Jets can be beaten. Walking into the lion's den in Ottawa.
This could be the week someone enters the hospital. Back-to-back against the Islanders. Philly at home to end the week.
The end is a Mexican standoff. The three teams the Penguins will have to beat to get out of the East. Win one game out of these.
That leaves us with this:
Those are just our estimates. Total hypothesis. This doesn't even count how many points the Penguins could possibly give up if they go to OT/Shootout. The ending to this season may be the craziest of any we've seen.