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4/9/09: Recap and the WEEKEND'S scenarios

Tonight's games (involving Eastern Conference teams):

  1. Capitals 4 -  Lightning 2: We're #2!!! We're #2!!!  As Jonathan Werner said: Until they become #1.  See below to see who we'll play.
  2. Devils 3 - Senators 2: Devils clinch the division, 3 seed.
  3. Rangers 2 - Flyers 1: Rangers hold the tiebreak over Montreal.  If NYR win their final game (see below), they clinch the 7 seed.  if Philly wins their last two games they will get the 4 seed no matter what Pitt does. 
  4. Bruins 5 - Canadiens 4 (OT): Bruins clinched the conference a couple of games back. Canadiens need a win and a Rangers loss to get the 7 seed (and thus the Caps.
  5. Pens 6 - Islanders 1: Pens hold the tiebreaker over Philly, but Philly has a game in hand.  Pens need a win and a Canes loss for the 5 seed.
  6. Sabres 5 - Hurricanes 1: Sabres eliminated despite the win.  Another win gives the Canes the advantage over the Pens and probably the 5 seed.
  7. Panthers 3 - Thrashers 2: Sorry, Florida.  Your season came to an end tonight.  It was fun while it lasted though...

A little different take here, let's look at the seeds (this is complicated so if I fark it up, sorry):

  1. Boston Bruins - Clinched the #1 seed.  Saturday @ Buffalo; Sunday @ NYI
  2. Washington Capitals - Clinched the #2 seed.  Saturday @ Florida
  3. New Jersey Devils - Clinched the #3 seed.  Saturday hosting Carolina
  4. Philadelphia Flyers - Saturday @ NYI; Sunday hosting NYR.  Clinch the #4 seed with:
       - 3 points earned/lost by Carolina AND
       - 3 points earned/lost by Pittsburgh
    Carolina Hurricanes - Saturday @ New Jersey.  Clinch the #4 seed by:
       - At least tying Pittsburgh in points AND
       - At least tying Philadelphia in points 
    Pittsburgh Penguins - Saturday @ Montreal.  Clinch the #4 seed by:
       - Out pointing the Hurricanes AND
       - At least tying the Flyers in points 
  5. Carolina Hurricanes - Saturday @ New Jersey.  Clinch the #5 seed by:
        - At least tying Pittsburgh/Philadelphia in points AND
        - Being outpointed by Philadelphia/Pittsburgh
    Pittsburgh Penguins - Saturday @ Montreal.  Clinch the #5 seed by:
       - Out pointing the Hurricanes AND
       - Being out pointed by the Flyers
    OR
       - No better than tying the Hurricanes AND
       - At least tying the Flyers
    Philadelphia Flyers - Saturday @ NYI; Sunday hosting NYR.  Clinch the #5 seed by:
        - No better than tying the Penguins/Hurricanes AND
        - Out pointing the Hurricanes/Penguins
  6. Pittsburgh Penguins - Saturday @ Montreal.  Clinch the #6 seed by:
       - Being out pointed by the Flyers AND
       - No better than tying the Canes
    Philadelphia Flyers - Saturday @ NYI; Sunday hosting NYR.  Clinch the #6 seed by:
       - No better than tying Pittsburgh AND
       - No better than tying Carolina
    Carolina Hurricanes - Saturday @ New Jersey.  Clinch the #6 seed by:
       - Being outpointed by the Flyers AND
       - Being outpointed by the Penguins
  7. New York Rangers - Sunday @ Philadelphia.  To clinch the #7 seed the Rangers:
       - Need 2 points earned by them/lost by Montreal to clinch the 7 seed
    Montreal Canadiens - Saturday hosting Pittsburgh.  Clinch the #7 seed by:
       - Out pointing the Rangers
  8. Montreal Canadiens - Saturday hosting Pittsburgh.  Clinched the playoffs, control the #8 seed.

That was exhausting.  Hopefully I didn't mess anything up.  Here's
the updated playoff tracker (does not take into account tie breakers).

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