We are now 6 pts back of the Jets for the division lead. (Albeit with 3 games in hand)
And, currently, we sit 3 pts back of the Rangrers for 8th place, with one game in hand.
The bad news... (per IBNSportsWrap.com)
NHL - SABRES UNLOADING RYAN MILLER!
The buzz we hear from a source is the trade is very close to done, Tampa gets the superstar goalie they crave and the rebuilding Sabres getting young power-fwd Brett Connolly in what would be another major trade in the Eastern Conference.. This deal from the Sabres standpoint is all but done barring a last minute hitch. More parts may also be added to this deal
How is this bad for us? Aside from two teams in the east making a trade that makes both teams better, both teams were already gaining ground on us in the standings.
Add to that, we still have 2 division games left with Tampa. We need to make a move soon, the teams below us are closing in and getting better. And, obviously, what we have is not enough.
*I know a lot of people don't particularly care for Incarcerated Bob, but he does have some pretty damn good sources within the NHL, fwiw.