if boston loses in regulation, washington can finish 8th.
Boston still has a game tomorrow too though. I seriously doubt this happens to them twice. Let's just wait until the end of this Ott-Bos game before we speculate. Someone needs to make an official "playoff possibilities on the last two days" thread once it's over.
This is awesome. I am so glad it's come to this. Carolina's been coasting into the playoffs simply because they're in the Southleast division too many times and it's annoying the **** out of me. It's down to the last game and after sitting pretty all year... they can get kicked out with an OT loss. I LOVE it.
Can a mod use this as the thread for all questions abouit who we can play. I will summarize it right here for those who are wondering. There are several variables here. But after tonight's Eastern conf. games, here's the low-down.
-If Philly beats Pittsburgh, we can track down 1st by just getting a point vs. Toronto (or 2 pts. if Pittsburgh gets the loser point). In that case, as 1st seed we could face:
Boston if they don't get a point against Buffalo.
Ottawa if Boston gets so much as a point.
-If Philly gets a point, but Pens get the win, we finish 2nd no matter what. In this scenario, we can play:
Boston if they don't get a point.
Philly if Boston doesn't get as little as the 1 point.
-If Philly loses outright and Penguins win, we are in 2nd no matter what. In this scenario we can play:
Ottawa if Boston simply gets one point against Buffalo
Boston if they don't get a point
With this Boston win, the mathematical possibility of playing Washington or Carolina is gone. Confusing, but this will all make sense by the night of April 6.
BTW, this 3rd scenario is the most likely IMO. That would mean that, yes, Ottawa is the likely 1st round opponent. But the Panthers, Flyers, Leafs and Sabres will all play a large part in how it shakes down.
- We win, Pens lose, Boston win = Sens
- We win, Pens lose, Boston loose = Boston
- We loose, Pens win, Boston win = Sens
- We loose, Pens win, Boston loose = Boston
- We loose, Pens loose, Boston win = Philly
So it's Boston or Ottawa or Philly. I know... thanks tips!