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03-14-2013, 12:56 AM
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Given that teams play harder and games get tighter down the stretch tie games usually increase in frequency as well so I simply can't see anything less than 55pts making it in the west.
Agreed. As both Minnesota and NYR are in eighth spot and on a 54 point pace I would think 55 points is the number for either conference. That's just one extra point off the current playoff cutline to account for games tightening as the season nears its end.

The Oilers have 25 points and have played 26 games.

30 points in 22 games requires 12-4-6 or 14-6-2 or even a nearly impossible 10-2-10

fwiw the last Oilers furious late season charge to make the playoffs was 2000-01 when they went 13-4-5. (Technically 13-4-4-1 as the NHL was still recording teams' records with SOL and OTL in separate columns.)


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