Today's possibly the biggest day of the season for the Jackets. If they lose - and a few games go the wrong way - you can pretty much close the door on any postseason hopes.
On the other hand, a win keeps them alive, and with a little luck, the odds tilt just a bit more into their favor.
So obviously we're rooting for the Jackets to beat the Sharks, but we're also looking for the following results:
Chicago over Detroit in regulation.
Calgary over Phoenix - ideally in regulation, but an OT or SO win doesn't have too much of a negative affect.
Nashville over Dallas - again, preferring regulation, but OT/SO isn't terrible either.
As far as Jackets fans are concerned, in the East, the best result is New Jersey to beat Ottawa in OT, but any result EXCEPT a regulation Ottawa win actually helps Columbus out.