If Jersey goes 10-4 in there last 14 games they,ll have 113 points and 55 wins.
If we go 7-5 in our last 12, we'll have 113 points as well but only 52 wins....so no.
I really like our odds then because as long as we go 7-4-1 we clinch the conference, assuming Jersey doesn't go 10-4, which they probably won't considering their extremely tough remaining schedule. Man, that game next Sunday is gonna be HUGE.
My opinion is that this team needs to concentrate on the immediate tasks that are at hand and that is winning shift by shift. Seems to me, especially in the last month + they have been doing too much standings watching with 2 different approaches, a) admiring their point totals and forgetting just how hard they needed to work to reach those marks and b) looking behind them with some fear/nervousness/stress/pressure.
This team IMO (untrained and never played more than Junior B hockey), needs to do exactly what made them successful for the first half of the season, win games by winning shift after shift, not look forward at what could be, nor look behind at what`s coming.
As frustrating as this team has played in the last while, still important for this B fan to remember just how untested our boys are at being where they are in the standings, and just how far they have come so fast.
Any way you look at it, this has been a blast of a season for Bruin fans. Great development from the kids ( more than expected from me) being the most important area for this fan.
So does this mean, for example, that we could win 7 more games, and as long as NJD lost 4+ more games, than we would clinch #1?
Because the NHL uses points, its a combo of 23 points between bruins wins and devil losses. For a general rule, for every game the Bruins win subtract 2, OT losses subtract 1. If the devils lose you subtract two as well, and if they lose in OT subtract 1.
So for the most part its a combo of 11 wins and a ot loss.