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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 CHI 58 36 18 4 160 134 76
2 DAL 55 35 15 5 178 147 75
3 STL 56 30 17 9 133 130 69
4 LAK 53 32 18 3 146 124 67
5 SJS 53 28 20 5 154 143 61
6 ANA 53 26 19 8 120 125 60
7 COL 57 28 25 4 153 158 60
8 NSH 54 25 21 8 139 144 58
9 MIN 54 23 21 10 133 134 56
10 VAN 54 22 20 12 125 144 56
11 ARI 53 24 23 6 139 163 54
12 CGY 53 25 25 3 143 156 53
13 WPG 54 24 27 3 139 157 51
14 EDM 56 22 29 5 138 168 49

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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