The NHL Playoffs are an interesting thing. Everything can change in the blink of an eye, and one of the league’s best teams in the regular season can make an early exit. No exit comes faster than the ones for the teams who do not qualify, however, and with lots of competition for those 16 coveted spots, teams come and go. Here’s the top three teams that might not make it to the post-season in 2014.
May 13, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) stands on the ice after the Capitals game against the New York Rangers in game seven of the first round of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Verizon Center. The Rangers won 5-0 and won the series 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports