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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 - 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

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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