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03-14-2017, 12:28 PM
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The Metro Race to the Finish

Thought I'd start a thread with what the top 4 teams in the Metro have left. I will try to keep this updated.

Washington Capitals (112 points) - 5 games remaining

Tuesday March 14th - Minnesota* WIN +2 (97)
Thursday March 16th - Nashville* OTL +1 (98)
Saturday March 18th - @Tampa Bay WIN +2 (100) - Clinched playoff spot
Tuesday March 21st - Calgary* WIN +2 (102)
Thursday March 23rd - Columbus* SOW +2 (104)
Saturday March 25th - Arizona WIN +2 (106)
Tuesday March 28th - @Minnesota* WIN +2 (108)
Wednesday March 29th - @Colorado WIN +2 (110)
Friday March 31st - @Arizona LOSS 0 (110)
Sunday April 2nd - @Columbus* WIN +2 (112)
Tuesday April 4th - @Toronto*
Wednesday April 5th - NY Rangers*
Saturday April 8th - @Boston*
Sunday April 9th - Florida

Notes: 7 at home, 7 on the road. 7 versus the West, 7 versus the East. Still lots of long travel, will play in all 4 time zones. 9 remaining games versus current playoff teams.

Pittsburgh Penguins (107 points) - 5 games remaining

Wednesday March 15th - @Philadelphia - LOSS (95)
Friday March 17th - New Jersey - WIN +2 (97)
Sunday March 19th - Florida - WIN +2 (99)
Tuesday March 21st - @Buffalo WIN +2 (101) - Clinched playoff spot
Thursday March 23rd - @Ottawa SOL +1 (102)
Friday March 24th - NY Islanders SOL +1 (103)
Sunday March 26th - Philadelphia LOSS 0 (103)
Wednesday March 29th - Chicago LOSS 0 (103)
Friday March 31st - @NY Rangers WIN 2 (105)
Sunday April 2nd - Carolina WIN +2 (107)
Tuesday April 4th - Columbus
Thursday April 6th - @New Jersey
Saturday April 8th - @Toronto
Sunday April 9th - @NY Rangers

Notes - 7 at home, 7 on the road. 13 versus the East, 1 versus the West. No travel out of Eastern time zone. 6 remaining games versus current playoff teams.

Columbus Blue Jackets (106 points) - 5 games remaining

Thursday March 16th - Florida - WIN +2 (96)
Saturday March 18th - @NY Islanders WIN +2 (98)
Sunday March 19th - @New Jersey WIN +2 (100) - Clinched playoff spot
Wednesday March 22nd - Toronto* LOSS 0 (100)
Thursday March 23rd - @Washington* SOL +1 (101)
Saturday March 25th - Philadelphia WIN +2 (103)
Tuesday March 28th - Buffalo WIN +2 (105)
Thursday March 30th - @Carolina OTL +1 (106)
Friday March 31st - @Chicago* LOSS 0 (106)
Sunday April 2nd - Washington* LOSS
Tuesday April 4th - @Pittsburgh*
Thursday April 6th - Winnipeg
Saturday April 8th - @Philadelphia
Sunday April 9th - @Toronto*

Notes: 6 at home, 8 on the road, 12 versus the East, 2 versus the West. Travel (except for Chicago) in the Eastern time zone. 6 remaining games against current playoff teams.

New York Rangers (100 points) - 4 games remaining

Friday March 17th - Florida - SOL +1 (91)
Saturday March 18th - @Minnesota* WIN +2 (93)
Tuesday March 21st - @New Jersey OTL +1 (94)
Wednesday March 22nd - NY Islanders LOSS 0 (94)
Saturday March 25th - @Los Angeles WIN +2 (96)
Sunday March 26th - @Anaheim* LOSS 0 (96)
Tuesday March 28th - @San Jose* OTL +1 (97) - Clinched playoff spot
Friday March 31st - Pittsburgh* SOL +1 (98)
Sunday April 2nd - Philadelphia WIN +2 (100)
Wednesday April 5th - @Washington*
Saturday April 8th - @Ottawa*
Sunday April 9th - Pittsburgh*

Notes: 5 at home, 7 on the road, 8 versus the East and 4 versus the West. Lots of travel left (California Dreamin'). 7 remaining games versus current playoff teams.

Enjoy the stretch drive Jackets fans. Hope it's like this every year going forward.


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03-14-2017, 12:42 PM
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They each have 3 left against each other:

Wash-home and home with Columbus and home againstNYR
Pitt-Home against Columbus and 2 games @NYR
CMH-Home and home with Wash and @Pitt
NYR-2 home games with Pitt and @Wash

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They each have 3 left against each other:

Wash-home and home with Columbus and home againstNYR
Pitt-Home against Columbus and 2 games @NYR
CMH-Home and home with Wash and @Pitt
NYR-2 home games with Pitt and @Wash
John Glenn Airport has a hockey team?

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John Glenn Airport has a hockey team?
Heh..I work in logistics/transportation.....just a habit.

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John Glenn Airport has a hockey team?
At least it's not CLB or CLS.

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Schedules look pretty even to me between Caps, Pens & Jackets. Rangers have the toughest imo.

I'd take a split with Caps & Pens/Blackhawks and go 7-2-1 for 19 more points and let the others top it if they can. Going to be interesting.

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One of those teams will finish with about 110 points and not have the home-ice advantage. That just doesn't seem right.

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One of those teams will finish with about 110 points and not have the home-ice advantage. That just doesn't seem right.
It's not a meritocracy, I guess I'm just more adjusted to that. I don't think it has to be that fair. I like the idea that you have to win your division first.

And purely from a spectators perspective, teams are all beat up by the finals anyways. The only time you ever get to see two mammoths collide at full force is when two juggernauts meet in the first round.

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Hard to believe that Two of the Top 3 teams in the league are already 100% guaranteed not to make their conference final.

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Hard to believe that Two of the Top 3 teams in the league are already 100% guaranteed not to make their conference final.
It's hard to feel sympathy for Washington and those flightless birds

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Rangers are destined for WC

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The way it looks now is the way it finishes. Washington, PIT, CBJ, NYR.

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The way it looks now is the way it finishes. Washington, PIT, CBJ, NYR.
^^ Tag this post and come back to it in a month. Respectfully....I just disagree.

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Get the popcorn ready it's going to be a great show coming down the stretch!!!

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Hopefully the Caps are in a funk given how they performed out west. Hopefully the win against the Wild was the one-off.

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What got into Florida beating Leafs 7-2 last night....or was it a Leafs meltdown?

CBJ next 3 opponents have combined record of 7-19-4 in their last 10 games.

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Planning on getting to the following games

3/25 Philly @ CBJ
3/30 CBJ @ Canes
4/8 CBJ @ Philly

Should be a good time. Finally all those years of following a joke of a team are paying off.

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Win by Capitals last night over Minnesota. Original post updated. Pens play the Flyers tonight.

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Planning on getting to the following games

3/25 Philly @ CBJ
3/30 CBJ @ Canes
4/8 CBJ @ Philly

Should be a good time. Finally all those years of following a joke of a team are paying off.
I'll be there for the 2pm Philly game! I think we should rotate Bob and Korpi just to keep Bob fresh. Let Bob take the last 2 or 3 games to finish the season and start the playoffs

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Flyers up 2-0 on Pittsburgh midway through the 2nd period

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Down go the Pens

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Flyers up 2-0 on Pittsburgh midway through the 2nd period
Thank you Philly!


Back into 2nd with a home win tomorrow night.

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Down go the Pens
I enjoyed that game. Flyers 4 Pens Nothing

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there's still a big part of me that thinks the Rags free fall...that defense isn't good and no Henrik...they just haven't...

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there's still a big part of me that thinks the Rags free fall...that defense isn't good and no Henrik...they just haven't...
They seem to be VERY content managing for the WC1. Rest the players up and be as healthy as possible for playoffs. Meanwhile, Pens, Caps and CBJ are going to beat themselves up trying to avoid the #2 & #3 spots.

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