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03-25-2013, 10:45 PM
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 Originally Posted by budscweizer16 Head Crusher, just used ur formula, dont know if i did it right, but i was trying to figure out the flyers magic number as of today. is it 40?
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 Originally Posted by Mayor Bee Since Philadelphia does not control their own destiny in the playoff picture, they'd have an elimination number but not a magic number.
After tonight's game.

 Pos. Team GP W L OTL PTS MN PTS MN W RMN PTS RMN W 1 Pittsburgh 33 25 8 0 50 53 26.5 13 6.5 2 Montreal 31 20 6 5 45 52 26 28 14 3 Winnipeg 33 17 14 2 36 39 19.5 37 18.5 5 Boston 31 21 7 3 45 52 26 28 14 6 Ottawa 33 18 9 6 42 45 22.5 31 15.5 4 Toronto 33 17 12 4 38 41 20.5 35 17.5 7 New Jersey 33 15 11 7 37 40 20 36 18 8 NY Rangers 31 15 13 3 33 40 20 40 20 9 Carolina 30 15 13 2 32 41 20.5 41 20.5 10 Washington 32 15 16 1 31 36 18 42 21 11 NY Islanders 32 14 15 3 31 36 18 42 21 12 Buffalo 32 13 15 4 30 35 17.5 43 21.5 13 Philadelphia 31 13 16 2 28 - - - - 14 Tampa Bay 32 13 18 1 27 32 16 46 23 15 Florida 33 9 18 6 24 27 13.5 49 24.5

MN PTS - Magic Number Points
MN W - Magic Number Wins
RMN PTS - Reverse Magic Number Points
RMN W - Reverse Magic Number Wins

Magic Number
For every point the Flyers receive or for every point that an opposition lose, their magic numbers go down. This magic number is set up to represent pure elimination, which means if the number reaches 0 the Flyers are guaranteed to finish at least 1 point ahead of the opponent so no tie breakers will be assessed. At 0.5 tie breakers apply.

Reverse Magic Number
For Every point the Oilers lose or for every point the opponents gain this number will go down. This magic number is set up to represent pure elimination, which means if the number reaches 0 the Oilers are guaranteed to finish at least 1 point below of the opponent so no tie breakers will be assessed. At 0.5 tie breakers apply.

Tie Breaker Rules

1. The fewer number of games played (i.e., superior points percentage).

2. The greater number of games won, excluding games won in the Shootout. This figure is reflected in the ROW column.

3. The greater number of points earned in games between the tied clubs. If two clubs are tied, and have not played an equal number of home games against each other, points earned in the first game played in the city that had the extra game shall not be included. If more than two clubs are tied, the higher percentage of available points earned in games among those clubs, and not including any "odd" games, shall be used to determine the standing.

4. The greater differential between goals for and against for the entire regular season. NOTE: In standings a victory in a shootout counts as one goal for, while a shootout loss counts as one goal against.[/QUOTE]

At this point if all of NYR, CAR, WAS, NYI, BUF, TB, and FLO lose and/or Philadelphia gains 40 points in the each teams remaining 15-18 games then the Flyers will make the playoffs. However if Philadelphia loses or all the teams listed from the NYR and higher win 40 points then Philadelphia will be eliminated from the playoffs.

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Last edited by The Head Crusher: 03-25-2013 at 10:53 PM.