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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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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 z - ANA 82 51 24 7 228 221 109
2 y - STL 82 51 24 7 239 197 109
3 x - NSH 82 47 25 10 226 202 104
4 x - CHI 82 48 28 6 220 186 102
5 x - VAN 82 48 29 5 236 220 101
6 x - MIN 82 46 28 8 227 198 100
7 x - WPG 82 43 26 13 223 204 99
8 x - CGY 82 45 30 7 237 213 97
9 LAK 82 40 27 15 218 197 95
10 DAL 82 41 31 10 257 257 92
11 COL 82 39 31 12 209 223 90
12 SJS 82 40 33 9 224 226 89
13 EDM 82 24 44 14 193 276 62
14 ARI 82 24 50 8 165 267 56

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
F. Forsberg 82 26 37 15 63
M. Ribeiro 82 15 47 11 62
R. Josi 81 15 40 15 55
S. Weber 78 15 30 15 45
C. Smith 82 23 21 11 44
C. Wilson 77 20 22 19 42
M. Fisher 59 19 20 4 39
J. Neal 67 23 14 12 37
R. Ellis 58 9 18 8 27
S. Jones 82 8 19 3 27
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 41 17 6 .923 2.18
C. Hutton 6 7 4 .902 2.61