The joke is that they don't want to use the shootouts in the playoffs 'cause it's too unfair and it determines too much the faith of the teams....well duh....how about this game?
I'd have a rule that if a game determines the faith of a team that makes or doesn't make the playoff, there shouldn't be shootouts...
right, but wouldn't it be unfair to the other teams who had clinched before but who's standing were subject to change (i.e. you clinched before so didn't get the chance to avoid a SO yourself, but got screwed by another team not being able to help you with their SO advantage)
Pretty sure they are confident with going with Leighton (who played AMAZING for them and is they only reason they are close to the playoffs, IMO) and Emery for next year.
Emery might not play again and if they rely on a journeyman on a hot streak, they deserve the inevitable disappointing season that follows. This kind of stupidity is why the Flyers have never managed to accomplish anything.
The rangers have 38 wins, 39 if they win today which ties us. 2nd tie breaker is goals for. So yes we play the caps either way.
Wrong 2nd tie breaker is Season series , we can still finish 7th if rangers win.
* The fewer number of games played (i.e., superior points percentage).
* The greater number of games won.
* The greater number of points earned in games between the tied clubs. If two clubs are tied, and have not played an equal number of home games against each other, points earned in the first game played in the city that had the extra game shall not be included. If more than two clubs are tied, the higher percentage of available points earned in games among those clubs, and not including any "odd" games, shall be used to determine the standing.
* The greater differential between goals for and against for the entire regular season.