LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - FEBRUARY 18: Jack Eichel #9 of the Vegas Golden Knights takes a break during a stop in play in the third period of a game against the Los Angeles Kings at T-Mobile Arena on February 18, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Kings defeated the Golden Knights 4-3 in overtime. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Eichel takes positives from short time with Golden Knights
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jack Eichel came to Las Vegas to get back on the ice and get into the playoffs. Eichel’s desire to reach the playoffs for the first time in his seven-year career hasn’t been fulfilled, though the Golden Knights are mathematically still alive entering the final week of the season. That said, he might not have gotten this close had Vegas not helped Eichel end a lengthy stalemate with Buffalo over how to treat a herniated disc by acquiring him in a trade with the Sabres in November.

Wild finish for teams still trying to get into NHL playoffs
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The NHL playoff race is going into its final few days with both Western Conference wild-card slots still unsettled. They could be wrapped up as early as Tuesday, or take the rest of the week. Dallas can clinch one of the two wild-card spots with a win in regulation against Vegas. The Golden Knights are coming off a shootout loss Sunday when they gave up the tying goal with less than a second left. A Dallas win would set up the possibility for Nashville to clinch with a win. The Predators lost with 1.6 seconds left in overtime Sunday.