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Thursday’s Scenarios

Posted in Hockey Blogs with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 7, 2011 by davepoleck

With a rare quiet Thursday night in the NHL, here is a look at what things could look like come Friday morning in the playoff races.

– A Montreal win combined with a Rangers’ loss confirms that Montreal will either finish 6th or 7th in the Conference.

– A Rangers’ win means that they could still finish anywhere between 6th and 8th, but since Carolina has the tiebreaker with them, could still finish out of the playoffs.

– A Dallas overtime loss would clinch a playoff spot for Nashville and Phoenix.

– A Dallas regulation loss would clinch a playoff spot for the two above, as well as Anaheim and Chicago, because although Dallas would still only be four points back with two games remaining, they would not be able to catch their 45 and 43 wins. Thankfully, they play the Avs.

The Followup

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on April 7, 2010 by davepoleck

So after the supposed “Night of Complication”, here are the things that actually came true:

New Jersey Devils: Won and now have a two point lead over the Penguins

Buffalo Sabres: Won and clinched the Northeast title after missing the playoffs last year

Ottawa Senators: Won and clinched no lower than 5th seed, could still catch Pit for 4th!!

Philadelphia Flyers: Won and jumped into 7th. One win in their home and home with NYR clinches them

Atlanta Thrashers: none other than Kovalchuk… and were eliminated from the playoffs

San Jose Sharks: Won and clinched the Pacific Division

Vancouver Canucks: Lost in shootout and clinched the 3rd spot in the West

LA Kings: Won and jumped Detroit into 6th in the West

Colorado Avalanche: Won and clinched the final playoff spot in the West

Calgary Flames: Lost 2-1, with 39 SOG and were elimanted from the playoffs for the first time since 2002-03

Night of Complication

Posted in Hockey Thoughts with tags , , , , on April 6, 2010 by davepoleck

Ten of the eleven games on tonight’s schedule have major playoff complications, so much so that 15 of the 16 playoff teams could be decided after the night is over. But who the hell has the time to figure them out for you? The answer is me, mothafucka:

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