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Western Logjam: Glass Half Empty, Glass Half Full


Glass Half Empty:

  • Sharks won.
  • Flames won.
  • Kings are in 11th, behind everyone else with a prayer to make the post-season.

Glass Half Full:

  • Coyotes lost to Flames.
  • Sharks won in a shoot-out, so they didn't pick up any ROWs.
  • Avs half-lost.
  • The Kings have games in hand on everyone.
  • In points-blown (see below), the Kings are tied with Calgary and ahead of Colorado and Phoenix.
  • Despite the ecstasy of the TV pundits, Colorado is not in a great place. They've played two or three more games than several of the teams in the logjam.
  • With a win tonight, the Kings can make it impossible for the Ducks to reach 93 points.

Tonight:

  • LAK/ANA, CHI/DAL (go Hawks, go regulation), CGY/EDM (go Oil, if Flames win, let it be in a SO).

Points-Blown Standings after the jump:

Q NHL W/L/OTL PTS W% PRJ to 93 PB 8th+/- ROW GD GP SS SSGR
1 1 STL 45-18-8 98 0.6901 113.2 n/a 44 18 41 47 71 2 1
2 2 VAN 42-20-8 92 0.6571 107.8 0-11-1 48 14 35 42 70 1 1
3 5 NAS 41-21-8 90 0.6429 105.4 2-10-0 50 12 37 21 70 2 1
4 4 DET 44-24-3 91 0.6408 105.1 1-10-0 51 11 37 48 71 DET 0
5 6 CHI 38-25-8 84 0.5915 97.0 4-6-1 58 4 33 4 71 LAK 0
6 3 DAL 39-27-5 83 0.5845 95.9 5-6-0 59 3 33 0 71 LAK 0
7 9 SJS 35-25-10 80 0.5714 93.7 7-5-0 60 2 28 11 70 -1 3
8 10 CGY 34-25-12 80 0.5634 92.4 6-4-1 62 0 31 -14 71 -1 1
9 11 LAK 33-25-12 78 0.5571 91.4 7-4-1 62 0 28 5 70 - -
10 7 PHX 35-26-11 81 0.5625 92.3 6-3-1 63 -1 30 2 72 tie 0
11 8 COL 38-30-5 81 0.5548 91.0 6-2-1 65 -3 29 -3 73 COL 1
12 12 ANA 30-30-11 71 0.5000 82.0 11-0-0 71 -9 27 -19 71 LAK 1
13 13 MIN 29-31-10 68 0.4857 79.7 n/a 72 -10 22 -44 70 2 1
14 14 EDM 27-36-7 61 0.4357 71.5 n/a 79 -17 23 -24 70 -3 2
15 15 CBJ 22-41-7 51 0.3643 59.7 n/a 89 -27 19 -65 70 tie 0

KEY:

  • Q = my standings, default sorted by points-blown (explanation of points-blown here).
  • NHL = the official standings, via NHL.COM.
  • PRJ = projected point total for 82 games.
  • TO 93 = the record needed to get to the presumed (by me) playoff-threshold.
  • PB = points-blown.
  • 8th+/- = the distance in points-blown above or below the 8th seed.
  • ROW = regulation plus OT (but not SO) wins. The first tie-breaker.
  • GD = goal-differential.
  • GP = games-played.
  • SS = season series, the Kings' point differential against the opponent in question.
  • SSGR = games remaining against that opponent.
  • Click on the headers to sort.