Schedule weirdness in the West
- The Ducks have a three game series with the Stars next week (yes, three games, Monday, Wednesday, Friday).
- The Black Hawks play three of their next four and four of their next nine games against Nashville.
- Starting this weekend, Colorado alternates between playing Nashville and Detroit for four games.
- Eight of Columbus’s remaining 15 games are back-to-back pairs, all in different towns, all but one on the road.
- Dallas has 15 games left, and 9 of them are against the Ducks, Kings and Sharks (3 each).
- Edmonton has 9 games remaining against the Ducks, Flames and Canucks (3 each).
- The Coyotes only have one back-to-back pair left.
- Regular season is over in a month.