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02-17-2004, 05:25 AM
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Necrophile
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Lots of games in the NHL today. Buffalo won again, and is within 4 points of the Habs...
Isles tied the kings, and are now at 64 pts with 1 game in hand...

UPDATE
(based on info as of 6:30 AM, Feb. 17th)

Eastern Conference standings

GP PTS TEAM (W L T indicates whether last game was won, lost, or tied)
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60 78 Philadelphia (L)
59 76 Toronto (W)
57 70 Tampa Bay (W)
58 75 Ottawa (W)
59 73 Boston (OTL)
57 71 New Jersey (W)
58 64 NY Islanders (W)
59 64 Montreal (L)
- - - - - - - - - - -
59 60 Buffalo (W)
59 54 Florida (L)
59 53 NY Rangers (L)

- - - - - - - - - - -
60 52 Atlanta (W)
58 49 Carolina (W)
58 44 Washington (W)
59 31 Pittsburgh (L)


For the Habs to make the playoffs... *

1) Philadelphia, Toronto, Tampa Bay, New Jersey, Ottawa, and Boston can finish with any number of points.
2) Habs need 23 pts or more in remaining 23 games; must go for 0 games below .500 or better. (from now to end of season)

And 3 of the 4 following teams must finish below the Habs:

____________POINTS_____POINTS_______GAMES______GAM ES_____
TEAM............BEHIND........NEEDED.............L EFT........ABOVE .500 (**)

NY Islanders.......0...............24................ ...24..............-1...........
Buffalo..............4...............28........... ........23...............5...........
Florida.............10...............34........... ........23..............11..........
NY Rangers.......11...............35................. ..24.............11...........


Teams that the Habs could catch up to... *

____________POINTS_____POINTS_______GAMES______GAM ES_____
TEAM............AHEAD........NEEDED.............LE FT........BELOW .500 (**)

New Jersey........7...............16.................. .25................9...........
Boston..............9...............14............ .......23................9...........
Ottawa............11...............12............. ......24...............12...........
Toronto...........12...............11............. ......23...............12...........
Philadelphia......14................9............. ......22...............13...........

As far as the teams ahead of us are concerned, you can play with the numbers a little and see what it would take for us to pass them. Since this was made with the prediction by which the Habs would finish the year with 87 pts, you could see what would happen if the Habs were to finish with - say - 92 pts.

Prediction factor:

Habs are 2 pts behind schedule on my predictions, at this point. They are thus heading for an 85-pt season.


* = according to predictions made previously, by which the Habs finish season with 87 pts
** = number of games above or below .500 needed to catch up / be caught up to from now until the end of the season

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