Western Conference Playoff Update: Sunday’s Action

Sunday, 04.22.2012 / 10:23 PM CT / Nashville Predators Playoffs Coverage
By Jay Levin  - Nashville Predators
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Western Conference Playoff Update: Sunday\u2019s Action
Sunday's Stanley Cup Playoff Schedule saw only one Western Conference game, but that game brought a good deal of clarity to the Preds Round 2 playoff opponent.

The Los Angeles Kings overcame a 1-0 third period deficit for a 2-1 overtime win at Vancouver to close out the Western Conference Quarterfinals series 4 games to 1. The win made the Kings the third Western Conference team to advance to Round 2. Los Angeles will face St. Louis in the Conference Semifinals.

The Preds will face the winner of the Phoenix/Chicago Series. The Coyotes lead the Hawks 3 games to 2 with Game 6 scheduled for tomorrow night (Monday, April 23) in Chicago. If necessary, Game 7 will be held Wednesday (April 25) in Phoenix.

The two potential options for Nashville in Round 2 are...
 -- If No. 3 seed Phoenix wins --- Nashville will open Round 2 in Phoenix. The Preds went 2-2-0 against the Coyotes during the regular season with one win in a shootout. The road team won all four games, each team winning a one-goal game and a three-goal game.

 -- If No. 6 seed Chicago wins --- Nashville will open Round 2 at home against Chicago. The Preds went 4-1-1 against the Hawks during the regular season with just one overtime game (a Chicago OT win). The Preds won two-of-three meetings in Nashville, as well as two-of-three meetings in Chicago. Three of Nashville's six games in the regular season series were back end of back-to-back sets for the Preds, while one of the six games in the season series was a back end of a back-to-back set for the Hawks. 

SMASHVILLE CENTRAL

SCHEDULE
 

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

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 14 5 8 8 13
R. Josi 14 1 8 -6 9
R. Johansen 14 4 4 0 8
J. Neal 14 4 4 1 8
M. Fisher 14 5 2 -1 7
M. Ekholm 14 3 4 2 7
S. Weber 14 3 4 -7 7
R. Ellis 14 0 6 0 6
F. Forsberg 14 2 2 -11 4
M. Salomaki 14 1 1 2 2
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 7 7 0 .906 2.63
C. Hutton 0 0 0 .667 3.00