Once again, a late-season slump has placed the Coyotes on the playoff fringe. Phoenix holds a two-point lead over the No. 8 Oilers, with Edmonton having a game in hand. What makes the situation more daunting is Phoenix's record in March over the last three years: 16-23-3. The Coyotes need to play at least .500 the rest of the way to make the playoffs. Without Claude Lemieux, that might be difficult.