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 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 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
F. Forsberg 6 4 2 1 6
C. Wilson 6 5 0 -1 5
J. Neal 6 4 1 0 5
C. Smith 6 2 3 2 5
M. Ribeiro 6 1 4 2 5
S. Jones 6 0 4 -6 4
R. Ellis 6 0 3 4 3
C. Jarnkrok 6 0 2 -2 2
M. Ekholm 6 1 0 4 1
R. Josi 6 1 0 -5 1
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 2 4 2 .909 2.68