Race To The Playoffs: April 23, 2013

Tuesday, 04.23.2013 / 2:20 PM
Pat Donahue  - Manager, Digital Media


Standings as of April 23, 2013
  GR W L OT PTS ROW +/- LAST NIGHT TONIGHT H/R
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LAST Four GAMES
1 Anaheim Ducks  z
3 34 5 4 73 28 +50

L, 3-1
@VAN

  1/2   4/24
@EDM
4/26
vs. CGY
4/27
@STL
2 Vancouver Canucks Y
2 28 11 6 64 23 +22 W, 3-0
@EDM
  1/1     4/25
@VAN
4/27
vs PHX
3 Chicago Blackhawks Y 2 25 13 7 59 21 +13 W, 3-1
VS CHI
  1/1     4/25
vs ANA
4/27
@EDM
4 Nashville Predators X 3 26 14 5 57 24 +17   @MIN 1/2   4/23
@ MIN
4/24
@ DET
4/27
VS SJS
5 Detroit Red Wings   3 24 14 7 55 16 +9   VS DAL 2/1   4/23
VS DAL
4/24
@PHX
4/27
@ LAK
6 Phoenix Coyotes   3 26 17 2 54 21 +7   VS COL 3/0   4/23
vs. COL
4/25
VS CGY
4/27
VS CHI
7 Chicago Blackhawks   3 24 18 3 51 20 -3   VS LAK 2/1   4/23
vs LAK
4/26
VS EDM
4/27
@COL
8 Chicago Blackhawks   2 22 17 7 51 17 -3     0/2     4/25
@DAL
4/27
vs NSH
                                 
9 Chicago Blackhawks   3 21 16 8 50 19 +1 W, 4-0
VS PHX
  2/1   4/24
VS LAK
4/25
VS NSH
4/27
@DAL
10 Los Angeles Kings   3 22 19 4 48 20 -6   @SJS 1/2   4/23
VS SJS
4/25
@CBJ
4/27
VS DET
latest on the playoff race
  • What Happened Last Night?
    • The Good: New episode of Bates Motel was crazy! Watch that show if you aren't already.
    • The Bad: Ducks clinch the Pacific, not that anyone really cares.
    • The Odd: Lumbus, Detroit, and Minnesota are going to have quite a race to the finish.
  • Tonight's Games That Matter and Your Guide For Rooting:
    • Los Angeles @ Minnesota. Could the Kings help knock the Wild out of a playoff spot? Big 2 pts on the line as LA wants to stay in 4th.
    • Dallas @ San Jose. This should be a good one. Dallas needs to go 3-0 for a chance at 8th. Would the Sharks rather play the Kings or Canucks in the 1st round?
Legend
D - Division Leader, X - Clinched Playoffs, Y - Clinched Division, Z - Clinched Conference, P - Clinched Presidents' Trophy
GR - Games Remaining, W - Wins, L - Losses, OT - OT/Shootout losses (worth one point), PTS - Points
ROW - Regulation and overtime wins -- wins excluding shootout victories
+/- Goal differential, LY PTS - Point total of NHL team with SAME seed at the same point in the 2010-11 season
L10 - Record in last ten games, H/R LEFT - Breakdown of home/road games remaining on the schedule
Tie-Breaking procedure
Division leaders are seeded 1, 2, and 3 in Conference standings. If two or more clubs are tied in points during the regular season, the standing of the clubs is determined in the following order:
  • The fewer number of games played (i.e., superior points percentage).
  • The greater number of games won, excluding games won in the Shootout.
  • The greater number of points earned in games between the tied clubs. If two clubs are tied, and have not played an equal number of home games against each other, points earned in the first game played in the city that had the extra game shall not be included. If more than two clubs are tied, the higher percentage of available points earned in games among those clubs, and not including any "odd" games, shall be used to determine the standing.
  • The greater differential between goals for and against for the entire regular season.
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