Another spreadsheet for your viewing enjoyment.
What I'm essentially trying to come up with is a simple version of the standings that takes into account a team's record (represented by points percentage) and goal differential. The rankings here simply provide an average of team's rankings in the two categories.
The other detail included on the spreadsheet is a look at the record required in the remaining games for a team to claim a playoff spot. It's a work in progress, but as you can see at the moment, the Buffalo Sabres need to go 37-34-0 in order to hit 95 points — which based on last season's standings should be enough to make the playoffs.
I haven't yet worked out the formula to factor in ties — right now they're counted as half wins/losses — but I should have that cleared up in the next few days.