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Western Conference Playoff Picture

Friday, 04.4.2008 / 9:25 PM CT / Features
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Western Conference Playoff Picture
With just one day left in the NHL's regular season schedule, NashvillePredators.com will continue an in depth look at the playoff race in the Western Conference. Check back for information on games of interest in the Conference playoff race.

DEFINING THE RACE:
NashvillePredators.com will track the teams still alive in the Playoff Race within reach of the Nashville Predators. Categories listed will be the team's current playoff seed, points earned, wins (which is the first tie breaker at the end of the season), games remaining in the schedule, and the maximum points still available.

Seed Team Points (Wins) Gms Remain Max Pts
#6 Calgary 94 (42) 0 94
#7 Colorado 93 (43) 1 95
#8 NASHVILLE 91 (41) 0 91

Remaining Opponents
Calgary (0H/0A) - Western Conference Quarterfinals vs. TBA (San Jose or Minnesota)
Colorado (1H/0A) - MIN
Nashville (0H/0A) - Western Conference Quarterfinals vs. Detroit

NHL Tie Breakers
If two teams are tied at the end of the regular season, the NHL tie-breaker system goes as follows:
1) Greater number of games won during the entire season
2) Greater number points earned in the season series between the tied clubs
3) The greater differential between goals for and goals against for the entire regular season.

Nashville Tie Breaker Scenarios
vs. Colorado - Colorado wins tie breaker #1 Wins (43 to 41 - Nashville only has two games remaining)
vs. Calgary - Tie breaker #1 Wins is tied (41 to 41), Calgary won tie breaker #2 Season Series (5 points to 4 / 2-1-1 to 2-2-0)

Playoff Seeding Scenarios:
Detroit has secured the No. 1 seed -- face No. 8 seed Nashville in Conference Quarterfinals
San Jose has secured the No. 2 seed
Minnesota has secured the No. 3 seed
Anaheim has secured the No. 4 seed
Dallas can still finish in the No. 5 or No. 6 seed
Colorado can still finish in the No. 5, No. 6, or No. 7 seed
Calgary can still finish in the No. 6 or No. 7seed
Nashville has secured the No. 8 seed -- face No. 1 seed Detroit in Conference Quarterfinals


Upcoming Games of Interest:
Thursday, April 3
at Nashville d. St. Louis, 3-2
at Minnesota d. Calgary, 3-1
Edmonton d. Vancouver, 2-1

Friday, April 4
at Chicago d. Nashville, 3-1

Saturday, April 5
Calgary d. Vancouver, 7-1

Sunday, April 6
Minnesota at Colorado


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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 DAL 56 36 15 5 182 150 77
2 CHI 59 36 18 5 162 137 77
3 STL 57 31 17 9 138 133 71
4 LAK 54 33 18 3 151 128 69
5 SJS 54 29 20 5 158 144 63
6 ANA 54 27 19 8 123 127 62
7 COL 58 29 25 4 155 160 62
8 NSH 56 26 21 9 147 148 61
9 ARI 55 25 24 6 144 168 56
10 MIN 55 23 22 10 135 138 56
11 VAN 55 22 21 12 127 149 56
12 CGY 54 25 26 3 144 160 53
13 WPG 55 25 27 3 140 158 53
14 EDM 57 22 29 6 139 169 50

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Josi 56 11 31 0 42
F. Forsberg 56 18 18 -7 36
S. Weber 56 15 21 -2 36
M. Ribeiro 56 6 30 3 36
J. Neal 56 21 14 19 35
M. Ekholm 56 6 19 3 25
R. Ellis 55 6 16 2 22
C. Jarnkrok 55 11 8 2 19
C. Smith 56 11 7 -1 18
R. Johansen 16 4 12 6 16
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 20 18 8 .902 2.57
C. Hutton 6 2 1 .924 2.10