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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 CHI 57 36 17 4 158 130 76
2 DAL 54 34 15 5 174 145 73
3 STL 56 30 17 9 133 130 69
4 LAK 52 32 17 3 144 119 67
5 SJS 52 28 20 4 149 138 60
6 ANA 52 26 19 7 117 122 59
7 NSH 54 25 21 8 139 144 58
8 COL 56 27 25 4 149 155 58
9 MIN 53 23 20 10 130 130 56
10 ARI 52 24 22 6 138 161 54
11 VAN 53 21 20 12 123 143 54
12 CGY 52 24 25 3 138 151 51
13 WPG 53 24 26 3 137 151 51
14 EDM 55 21 29 5 133 166 47

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2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Josi 54 11 27 -3 38
F. Forsberg 54 17 18 -7 35
S. Weber 54 14 21 -5 35
M. Ribeiro 54 6 27 2 33
J. Neal 54 19 13 18 32
M. Ekholm 54 6 18 3 24
R. Ellis 53 6 16 2 22
C. Smith 54 11 7 -2 18
C. Jarnkrok 53 9 8 0 17
C. Wilson 37 4 12 -1 16
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 20 18 7 .903 2.54
C. Hutton 5 2 1 .916 2.36