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Playoff Hunt: The Week Ahead In the West

Monday, 03.21.2011 / 7:09 PM CT / Features
By Jay Levin  - Nashville Predators
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Playoff Hunt: The Week Ahead In the West
The teams have all entered the final 10 games of the '10-11 regular season and the Western Conference standings remain tight. Check out NashvillePredators.com's sneak peak at the match-ups of immediate concern to the Preds and the Western Conference playoff race.

We're tracking all teams within five points of the Preds in the conference standings heading into this week's play.


Team Points* Adjusted Wins^ Games Remaining* Max Pts** This Week's Schedule
#4 Phoenix 89 35 8 (6H/2A) 105 Tue vs. STL, Thu vs. CBJ, Sat vs SJ
#5 Chicago 86 34 10 (5H/5A) 106 Wed vs. FLA, Sat vs ANA, Mon at DET
#6 Los Angeles 86 33 10 (6H/4A) 106 Mon vs CGY, Thu vs SJ, Sat vs. COL
#7 Nashville 86 32 9 (7H/2A) 104 Tue vs. EDM, Thu vs ANA, Sat vs DAL
#8 Anaheim 85 36 10 (4H/6A) 105 Wed at DAL, Thu at NSH, Sat at CHI, Mon vs COL
#9 Dallas 85 33 10 (3H/7A) 105 Wed vs. ANA, Sat at NSH
#10 Calgary 84 29 8 (3H/5A) 100 Mon at LA, Wed at SJ, Sat at EDM
* as of all games played on Sun, March 20     ^ the first tie-breaker is regulation/OT wins (excluding shootout wins)
** the most points a team can finish with in the '10-11 regular season (based on games played as of Sun, March 20)


Clinch Watch: Vancouver has already clinched a playoff spot. Vancouver has also already clinched the division title and a guaranteed top-three seed in the Conference playoffs ... Edmonton and Colorado have been eliminated from playoff contention ... No other teams can clinch a playoff spot in the Western Conference this week ... There is an outside chance St. Louis can be eliminated from playoff contention this week.

Noteable: Minnesota posted an 0-3-1 record last week to fall eight points behind the Predators and have been removed from the watch for this week ... There is just one out-of-conference match-up among the teams in the playoff bunch this week: Chicago hosting Florida on Wednesday  ... There are five head-to-head match-ups involving teams in the playoff pack: Calgary at Los Angeles on Monday, Anaheim at Dallas on Wednesday, Anaheim at Nashville on Thursday, Dallas at Nashville on Saturday and Anaheim at Chicago on Saturday.

The Week That Was: The seven teams in the playoff pack in the Western Conference posted a combined 14-6-3 record on the week. Anaheim, Nashville, and Phoenix each picked up six points on the week; the Ducks were a perfect 3-0-0 (all one-goal wins, two in OT), while the Preds and Coyotoes were each 3-1-0. Chicago went 2-1-0 on the week, while Calgary, Dallas, and Los Angeles each went 1-1-1.

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STANDINGS
 

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

STATS

2015-2016 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Wilson 11 4 7 9 11
R. Josi 11 0 8 -3 8
M. Ekholm 11 3 4 5 7
S. Weber 11 3 4 -3 7
R. Johansen 11 3 4 1 7
J. Neal 11 4 2 1 6
M. Fisher 11 4 2 1 6
R. Ellis 11 0 5 2 5
F. Forsberg 11 2 2 -8 4
C. Smith 8 1 1 2 2
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 6 5 0 .922 2.22
C. Hutton 0 0 0 .000 0.00