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02-25-2013, 11:50 AM
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patnyrnyg
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Originally Posted by MoreOrr View Post
Fine, but did they do a wildcard play-in back then and give even a lower 5th seed an opportunity to be in the Playoffs?
No. In 88, Devils and Rangers tied for 4th in the only 6-team division. Devils had more wins, so they got in (and went to the Conference Finals), Rangers went home. All other divisions had 5 teams with 4 making it in.

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