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Sifting Through the Playoff Scenarios

Thursday, 04.9.2009 / 10:35 PM CT / Features
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Sifting Through the Playoff Scenarios
With tonight's win over Detroit, the path to the playoffs became a little clearer for the Predators. Basically the 1230 game NHL schedule boils down to six more games of influence for the Preds. Four teams still have a chance to earn the final two playoff spots in the Western Conference – Nashville, Anaheim, and St. Louis are all tied at 88 points and Minnesota's still alive with 85 points.

Either win or lose at Minnesota in the regular season finale, the Preds would still have scenarios to qualify for the playoffs. A win and the chances are much better. A win at Minnesota and Nashville would have three chances to make the playoffs – a St. Louis regulation loss either Friday night against Columbus or Sunday at Colorado, a pair of St. Louis overtime/shootout losses both against Columbus and Colorado, or a pair of losses by the Anaheim Ducks on Friday against Dallas and Saturday at Phoenix (it would not matter if they were in overtime or regulation).

A loss at Minnesota and the Preds could still get in to the playoffs, but it would take help in three other games: St. Louis would have to lose both of its games in regulation and Minnesota would have to lose its game (either regulation or overtime/shootout) on Saturday at Columbus.

Click here for the Western Conference Playoff Picture
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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - DAL 82 50 23 9 267 230 109
2 x - STL 82 49 24 9 224 201 107
3 x - CHI 82 47 26 9 235 209 103
4 y - ANA 82 46 25 11 218 192 103
5 x - LAK 82 48 28 6 225 195 102
6 x - SJS 82 46 30 6 241 210 98
7 x - NSH 82 41 27 14 228 215 96
8 x - MIN 82 38 33 11 216 206 87
9 COL 82 39 39 4 216 240 82
10 ARI 82 35 39 8 209 245 78
11 WPG 82 35 39 8 215 239 78
12 CGY 82 35 40 7 231 260 77
13 VAN 82 31 38 13 191 243 75
14 EDM 82 31 43 8 203 245 70

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
F. Forsberg 82 33 31 1 64
R. Josi 81 14 47 -3 61
J. Neal 82 31 27 27 58
S. Weber 78 20 31 -7 51
M. Ribeiro 81 7 43 11 50
C. Smith 82 21 16 4 37
M. Ekholm 82 8 27 14 35
R. Johansen 42 8 26 10 34
R. Ellis 79 10 22 13 32
C. Jarnkrok 81 16 14 1 30
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 34 21 10 .908 2.48
C. Hutton 7 5 4 .918 2.33