2010 Western Conference Playoff Picture

Tuesday, 04.06.2010 / 3:11 AM / News
Nashville Predators
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 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
S. Weber 79 23 33 -2 56
P. Hornqvist 76 22 31 1 53
C. Smith 79 24 28 16 52
M. Fisher 75 20 29 -4 49
R. Josi 72 13 27 -2 40
M. Cullen 77 10 29 4 39
C. Wilson 81 11 22 -1 33
N. Spaling 71 13 19 2 32
R. Ellis 80 6 21 9 27
G. Bourque 74 9 17 -5 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Hutton 20 11 4 .910 2.62
D. Dubnyk 11 18 3 .891 3.43

 
 

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