- SJS, DAL, CHI, LAK, CGY, PHX, MIN, ANA, NAS: 3rd to 11th in the West.
- The Ducks and Sharks each have 12 games against one of the others.
- The Stars have 11.
- The Kings, 10.
- The Coyotes, 9.
- Flames, 6.
- Wild, Preds and Hawks, 4.
- 36 games in all, involving two of those nine teams, head-to-head.
- Since someone has to lose, or at least half-lose, each of those games, I like to think of that as somewhere between 36 and 72 points people aren't going to get.