2010 Western Conference Playoff Picture

Tuesday, 04.6.2010 / 2:11 AM CT / News
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2010 Western Conference Playoff Picture
With the season-ending playoff stretch drive in full effect, NashvillePredators.com will continue its in-depth look at the playoff race in the Western Conference. The top eight teams in both conferences qualify for the playoffs. Check back for information on games of interest in the Conference playoff race.

Click here for: Tie Breaker Scenarios | Remaining Opponents | Upcoming Games of Interest

DEFINING THE RACE:
NashvillePredators.com will track the teams the Predators can still catch in the Western Conference standings and teams that can still catch the Predators in the standings. 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
#4-x Phoenix 102 (48) 3 108
#5-x NASHVILLE 98 (46) 2 102
#6-x Detroit 96 (41) 3 102
#7-x Los Angeles 95 (44) 4 103
#8 Colorado 91 (42) 4 99
x denotes teams that have clinched playoff spots

Notes: The top seven teams in the Western Conference have clinched playoff spots ... Chicago and Vancouver have clinched Division Titles ... Buffalo, New Jersey, Ottawa, Pittsburgh, and Washington have clinched playoff spots in the Eastern Conference ... Washington has clinched the President's Trophy (best record in the NHL) and home ice advantage throughout the entire playoffs ... Carolina, Columbus, Dallas, Edmonton, Florida, Minnesota, NY Islanders, Tampa Bay and Toronto are eliminated from playoff contention.
Magic/Tragic Numbers: Buffalo has a magic number of 2 point to clinch the Division Title ... San Jose has a magic number of 2 points to clinch the Division Title ... Montreal has a magic number of 4 points to clinch a playoff spot ... Colorado has a magic number of 5 points to clinch a playoff spot (or 4 points with two wins or Calgary non-wins) ... St. Louis has a tragic number of 2 points until it is eliminated from playoff contention ... Anaheim has a tragic number of 3 points until it is elimintated from playoff contention (or two points with a non-win or Colorado win) ... Atlanta has a tragic number of 3 points until it is eliminated from playoff contention ... Calgary has a tragic number of 5 points until it is eliminated from playoff contention (or 4 points with two non-wins or Colorado wins)



Remaining Opponents (alphabetical order)
Colorado (2H/2A) - Chicago, Edmonton, Los Angeles, Vancouver
Detroit (1H/2A) - Chicago, Columbus (2)
Los Angeles (2H/2A) - Anaheim, Colorado, Edmonton, Phoenix
Nashville (1H/1A) - Phoenix, St. Louis
Phoenix (1H/2A) - Los Angeles, Nashville, San Jose



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. Phoenix - Phoenix leads tie breaker #1 wins (48 to 46), Phoenix leads tie breaker #2 Season Series (5pts to 3pts - 1 series meeting remaining), Phoenix leads tie breaker #3 Goal Differential (+19 to +2)
vs. Detroit - Nashville owns the tie breaker vs. Detroit; Nashville won tie breaker #1 Wins (46 to 41 -- Detroit has 3 games remaining).
vs. Los Angeles - Nashville leads tie breaker #1 Wins (46 to 44), Nashville won tie breaker #2 Season Series (6pts to 2pts).
vs. Colorado - Nashville owns the tie breaker vs. Colorado; Nashville leads tie breaker #1 Wins (46 to 42 -- Colorado has 4 games remaining), Nashville won tie breaker #2 Season Series (6pts to 3pts).




Upcoming Games of Interest: Recent Results of Interest:
Tuesday, April 6
Colorado @ Vancouver
San Jose @ Calgary
Los Angeles @ Anaheim

Wednesday, April 7
Nashville @ Phoenix
Colorado @ Edmonton
Columbus @ Detroit

Thursday, April 8
Phoenix @ Los Angeles
Vancouver @ San Jose
Minnesota @ Calgary

Friday, April 9
Chicago @ Colorado
Detroit @ Columbus

Saturday, April 10
St. Louis @ Nashville
Calgary @ Vancouver
Edmonton @ Los Angeles
Phoenix @ San Jose

Sunday, April 11
Detroit @ Chicago
Los Angeles @ Colorado
Monday, April 5
no games of immediate interest

Sunday, April 4
Vancouver d. Minnesota, 4-3 OT
Colorado d. San Jose, 5-4 OT
Philadelphia d. Detroit, 4-3

Saturday, April 3
Nashville d. Detroit, 4-3 OT
Anaheim d. Los Angeles, 2-1 SO
Phoenix d. Edmonton, 3-2 SO

Friday, April 2
Vancouver d. Anaheim, 5-4 SO
Calgary d. Colorado, 2-1

Thursday, April 1
Nashville d. St. Louis, 3-2
Los Angeles d. Vancouver, 8-3
Detroit d. Columbus, 3-2



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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

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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