According to HockeyViz.com, they still have a three per cent chance at making the National Hockey League playoffs. Their impressive late-March road trip — wins over Colorado and Dallas, a gutsy overtime loss to Minnesota — had driven their playoff chances close to 20 per cent, but then two losses to the Blues and a home loss to Vegas sent their chances tumbling again.
Even so, they’re not entirely done.
Let’s take a look at some numbers behind this still-living playoff ambition.
On Feb. 27, the Canucks beat the New York Rangers in the Big Apple to launch a big four-game road trip. It was their third win in a row, the third of what would be six wins in seven games.
That sixth victory came March 9 at home against Montreal. That run put their playoff chances at 28.6 per cent, according to HockeyViz.com.