But have they? Am I missing something?
Here are the standings as of Sat. Apr. 20:
4) Kings- 55 points in 44 games (23 ROWs)
8) Lumbus- 49 points in 45 games (16 ROWs) cannot catch the Kings due to ROWs and season series
9) Wings- 48 points in 44 games (18 ROWs) can still theoretically get to 56 points
10) Stars- 47 points in 44 games (20 ROWs) could theoretically tie the Kings and beat them on all tie-breakers
So there are still two teams on the outside of the playoff bubble who could pass the Kings in the playoff race. Am I missing something or did the Kings marketing guys jump the gun on this one?
I'm sure the Kings will make the playoffs, I just don't see how they've clinched yet.