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Logjam Monday: Good, Bad, Points-Blown

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Good: CHI, PHX and ANA lost. (The Ducks are out, but a loss for them is always worth celebrating.)

Bad: n/a

Tonight: LAK/VAN (Go Kings), DAL/CGY (Go Stars), COL/SJS (Go Sharks).

Points-Blown Standings after the jump:

Some observations:

  • 4/5th of the Pacific is separated by one (official) point.
  • However, PHX, which has played two more games than everyone else, is 4 blown-points behind Dallas, and 3 behind LA and San Jose.
  • Although the chart shows 93 points to be the presumed magic number, I'm thinking about bumping it up to 94. If you want no margin for error, assume 95.
  • If the Kings beat Vancouver tonight, they win the season series. This has no impact on any playoff matchups, since the Canucks have so many more ROWs.
  • As hard as it is to root for the Sharks and Stars tonight, losses for the Flames and Avalanche would be devastating for those teams.
  • And I don't really have a preference as to first round opponent,. Only that we have one.

Q NHL W/L/OTL PTS W% PRJ to 93 PB 8th+/- ROW ROW+- GD GP SS SSGR
1 1 STL 47-20-9 103 0.6776 111.1 n/a 49 15 43 13 49 76 LAK 0
2 2 VAN 45-21-9 99 0.6600 108.2 n/a 51 13 38 8 42 75 1 1
3 4 DET 45-25-5 95 0.6333 103.9 n/a 55 9 38 8 45 75 DET 0
4 5 NAS 44-24-8 96 0.6316 103.6 n/a 56 8 40 10 20 76 2 1
5 6 CHI 42-25-8 92 0.6133 100.6 0-6-1 58 6 37 7 10 75 LAK 0
6 3 DAL 41-29-5 87 0.5800 95.1 3-4-0 63 1 34 4 0 75 LAK 0
7 8 LAK 37-26-12 86 0.5733 94.0 3-3-1 64 0 31 - 11 75 - -
8 9 SJS 38-27-10 86 0.5733 94.0 3-3-1 64 0 30 0 10 75 1 2
9 7 PHX 37-27-13 87 0.5649 92.6 3-1-1 67 -3 31 1 -2 77 tie 0
10 10 COL 40-31-6 86 0.5584 91.6 4-1-0 68 -4 31 1 -2 77 COL 1
11 11 CGY 34-27-15 83 0.5461 89.6 5-1-0 69 -5 31 1 -22 76 -1 1
12 12 ANA 32-32-11 75 0.5000 82.0 n/a 75 -11 29 -1 -21 75 LAK 0
13 13 MIN 31-33-10 72 0.4865 79.8 n/a 76 -12 23 -7 -48 74 2 1
14 14 EDM 31-36-9 71 0.4671 76.6 n/a 81 -17 26 -4 -17 76 -3 2
15 15 CBJ 24-43-7 55 0.3716 60.9 n/a 93 -29 20 -10 -68 74 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.