Syracuse now sits just a point behind Wilkes-Barre/Scranton for fourth place in the East Division. However, due to the layout of the Eastern Conference, the fourth-place team in the East Division is not guaranteed a spot in the Calder Cup Playoffs.
The Atlantic Division is stocked with one more teams--eight total--than any of the other three divisions. Therefore, if the fifth-place team in the Atlantic has more points than the fourth-place team in the East, they get the playoff spot. Bridgeport currently occupies the fifth spot in the Atlantic and has four more points than Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
Syracuse has 16 games remaining and will return to the ice Friday night when they host Lowell.