Playoff Scenarios -- After Saturday Night's Games

Sunday, 04.10.2011 / 12:29 AM CT / Nashville Predators Playoffs Coverage
By Jay Levin  - Nashville Predators
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Playoff Scenarios -- After Saturday Night\'s Games
The Preds finished the regular season with 99 points and 38 regulation/overtime wins, meaning the Preds can end up in the No. 5, No. 6, or No. 7 seed. We'll be updating options as games go final, but the seeding will not be secured until after tomorrow's game between Detroit and Chicago.

On Saturday Nashville lost in regulation at St. Louis, Phoenix lost in regulation at San Jose, and Anaheim beat LA in regulation leaving the following scenarios in play tomorrow...

Nashville finished 3-1-0 vs. Anaheim this season (6-2 points lead) and out-scored the Ducks 17-11 in the four games.
Nashville earns the #5 seed if…
Detroit wins (regulation or overtime/shootout) -- first round match-up: Nashville at Anaheim
Anaheim would finish with 99 points (Anaheim would own all tie breakers), Nashville with 99 points, Phoenix with 99 points (Nashville would own tie breaker), Los Angeles would finish with 98 points and Chicago would finish with 97 or 98 points (or Dallas with possible 97 points)


Nashville finished 4-1-1 vs. Detroit this season (9-4 points lead) and out-scored the Wings 18-12 in the six games.
Nashville earns the #6 seed if…
Chicago wins in regulation or overtime -- first round match-up: Nashville at Detroit
Anaheim would finish with 99 points (Anaheim would own all tie breakers), Chicago with 99 points (Chicago would have No. 2 spot in tie breaker), Nashville with 99 points (Nashville would own tie breaker vs. Phoenix), Phoenix with 99 points, Los Angeles would finish with 98 or 99 points (LA would have last priority in tiebreaker)


Nashville finished 2-0-2 vs. San Jose this season (6-4 points lead), with an even 8-8 goal total (all four games were decided by one goal).
Nashville earns #7 seed…
Chicago wins in a shootout -- first round match-up: Nashville at San Jose
Anaheim would finish with 99 points (Anaheim would own all tie breakers), Chicago with 99 points (Chicago would have No. 2 spot in tie breaker), Phoenix with 99 points (Phoenix would have No. 3 spot in tie breaker), Nashville with 99 points (Nashville would lose all tie breakers), Los Angeles would finish with 98


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