Exactly. Tie breakers don't come into play until we get to like 5 games remaining into the season. Same thing goes for games in hand.
Realistically we don't have to worry about losing a tiebreaker to Detroit, Washington, or Ottawa unless the Devils start miraculously winning shootout games. With everyone else, it's too close to waste time speculating this far out.
Our odds improve if at least one of Tampa, NY, or Philly collapses. That would put both wildcard spots and/or 3rd place in the division in contention. Tampa could easily fall out of contention by the end of the month (if the Devils beat them and they lose to non-bubble teams like Boston, Phoenix, Florida, Vancouver, Toronto, Pittsburgh, etc.).