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Eastern Playoff Update

Posted in 2011 NHL Playoffs, Buffalo Sabres, Carolina Hurricanes, New York Rangers with tags , , , , , , , on April 7, 2011 by davepoleck

With the Rangers`3-0 loss to Atlanta tonight, they have left themselves extremely vulnerable to being overtaken by Carolina this weekend.

  GP W ROW PTS
Buffalo 80 41 35 92
NY Rangers 81 43 33 91
Carolina 80 39 33 89

If Carolina wins out against Atlanta and Tampa Bay this weekend, they will surpass the Rangers because they own the head to head tiebreaker against them. So technically, the Rangers could still beat New Jersey on Saturday and still miss the playoffs by a hair for the second year in row.

Buffalo just needs to win one of their final games to clinch a spot this year; shouldn`t be an issue as they face Columbus in their last game of the year.

A lot will be made more clear tomorrow after both Buffalo and Carolina play their 81st game.

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Staal Returns

Posted in Carolina Hurricanes with tags on November 25, 2009 by davepoleck

Eric Staal returns to the lineup tonight against the Ducks. He is normally dominant in the second half of the season, so he will definitely be improving on the terrible five points he put up before missing the last ten games.

Fast Finish, Slow Start

Posted in Carolina Hurricanes, St. Louis Blues with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 5, 2009 by davepoleck

Everyone always talks about how the dreaded Stanley Cup hangover threatens the two teams that make it to the finals. But so far this season, there are two teams suffering from what I call the Hot Finish hangover. Continue reading