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Western Conference Notebook

Wednesday, 03.19.2008 / 2:46 PM CT / Features
By Jay Levin  - Nashville Predators
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Western Conference Notebook
Western Conference Notebook
Detroit is the only team to clinch a playoff slot in the Western Conference thus far. The Wings have also secured their division title and home ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs. Detroit has a magic number of 14 points over San Jose to secure home ice advantage throughout the playoffs … San Jose has a magic number of two points to clinch a playoff slot and 13 points to secure home ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs … The LA Kings are the only team eliminated from playoff contention. The next closest team, the St. Louis Blues, is six points away from elimination.


Central Division
After Thursday night (Mar. 20), all five teams only have games left against divisional opponents … The Washington at Chicago (Mar. 19) and St. Louis at Ottawa (Mar. 20) games are the final out-of-division games for Central Division teams this season … Chicago has the best intra-divisional record at 14-9-1, followed by Nashville at 13-7-4, St. Louis at 12-11-1, and Columbus & Detroit tied at 10-11-2.


Northwest Division
The top four teams in the division are still separated by two points … Minnesota leads the division with 86 points … Calgary, Vancouver, and Colorado are tied for sixth – eighth in the Conference with 84 points each … After the Minnesota at San Jose game (Mar. 19), all five teams only have games left against divisional opponents … Colorado has the best record within the division at 15-8-1, followed by Vancouver at 12-6-5, Minnesota at 12-9-3, Calgary at 11-8-4, and Edmonton at 9-13-2.


Pacific Division
The second and third place teams in the division are likely to meet in the #4 vs. #5 seed first round match-up in the Western Conference playoffs … Current #5 seed Dallas holds a five point lead over Calgary, Vancouver, and Colorado, the teams tied for the #6 seed in the Conference … After the Minnesota at San Jose game (Mar. 19), all five teams only have games left against divisional opponents … Phoenix has the best record within the division at 17-7-0, followed by Dallas at 13-8-3, Anaheim & San Jose at 11-8-5, and Los Angeles at 8-15-1.

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 CHI 58 36 18 4 160 134 76
2 DAL 55 35 15 5 178 147 75
3 STL 57 31 17 9 138 133 71
4 LAK 54 33 18 3 151 128 69
5 COL 58 29 25 4 155 160 62
6 SJS 53 28 20 5 154 143 61
7 ANA 53 26 19 8 120 125 60
8 NSH 55 25 21 9 142 148 59
9 ARI 54 25 23 6 143 164 56
10 MIN 54 23 21 10 133 134 56
11 VAN 54 22 20 12 125 144 56
12 CGY 54 25 26 3 144 160 53
13 WPG 54 24 27 3 139 157 51
14 EDM 56 22 29 5 138 168 49

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Josi 55 11 29 -2 40
F. Forsberg 55 18 18 -7 36
S. Weber 55 14 21 -5 35
M. Ribeiro 55 6 28 3 34
J. Neal 55 20 13 18 33
M. Ekholm 55 6 19 3 25
R. Ellis 54 6 16 2 22
C. Smith 55 11 7 -1 18
C. Jarnkrok 54 9 8 0 17
C. Wilson 38 4 12 -1 16
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 20 18 8 .902 2.57
C. Hutton 5 2 1 .916 2.36