Despite an onslaught of injuries, a turbulent goaltending unit and two dreadful special teams units, the Carolina Hurricanes' first 22 games of the 2013 season couldn't have gone much better.
At 13-8-1, the 'Canes hold a six-point lead on the Southeast Division lead and fall just one ROW (regulation/overtime win) between the Eastern Conference's leaders.
Carolina hasn't made the playoffs in almost four calendar years.
But that could very well change in the next two months.
As the halfway point of this shortened 48-game campaign, the Hurricanes' postseason chances have climbed to a remarkable 86.8 percent.
How can that be possible? How can a team with so many injuries, so little experience and so little time together be in such good shape?
We break down how, with 26 contests remaining in the 2013 regular season, the Hurricanes' playoff chances stand on the three coming slides.
All odds and percentages courtesy of SportsClubStats.com.