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01-20-2012, 12:45 AM
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Originally Posted by cneil99 View Post
How do u figure that? Kings are 1 out from the division lead and 6 points behind st louis and Chicago, that's not insurmountable
Look at the math, that's how you figure it. Yes, those are the points behind, but all of those teams have games in hand over the Kings. Right now, the top six teams will all have more than 100 points, from Nashville's sixth-place 101 points to St. Louis's #1 seed at 111 points and San Jose's #2 seed at 106 points.

On their season-long pace, even WITH the 8-1-6 clip since DS took over, the Kings should expect 96 points. They need to step it up and turn three REGULATION losses into wins (or six OT/SOL to wins) to even move up from seventh to sixth -- they need to turn ELEVEN OT/SOL into wins to catch San Jose. So yes, home ice is a LONG way away at this point, without some kind of ACTUAL streak.

(Just to be precise, a record of 17-17 get the Kings in with a #8 seed, a record of 25-8-1 or 17-0-17 gets them the Pacific and the #2 seed... and it's actually HARDER for them to get the #4 seed than the #2 seed, since St. Louis is projected at 111 points and Detroit at 110.)

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