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04-19-2013, 12:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Mayor Bee View Post
Updated through 4/18/2013

From today...

Tampa Bay and Carolina have been eliminated from the playoff race

The Southeast Division champion will be the #3 seed in the Eastern Conference; they cannot be #2 (although their collective play most of the year can certainly be described as "the epitome of #2)

For tomorrow...

Buffalo can be eliminated from the playoff race with a regulation loss against NY Rangers

Philadelphia can be eliminated from the playoff race with a win by the NY Rangers against Buffalo
FYI, I was looking at the Devils (bleak) playoff outlook and there actually is a scenario that the Rangers can get 4 points and the Devils still grab 8th from them. So 4 points isn't really the hard clinch.

If Rangers go 0-1-4 or 2-3 with only one ROW, the Devils can finish at 52 points by going 5-0.. and if all those wins are in regulation, the Rangers and Devils would be tied at 52 points, tied in ROW with 19 but the Devils would have the H2H tiebreaker.

Ridiculously unlikely scenario but figured it was worth the post. The technical hard clinch for the Rangers (or Devils elimination number) would actually be 5.

EDIT: nevermind, the Jets would eliminate the Devils with 4 points because they will 100% own the tiebreaker.. so the Jets technically can eliminate the Devils with 4 points, the Rangers would technically need 5 OR 4 with 2 ROWs OR one of those wins coming against the Devils.

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