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4/6/09: Recap and Tomorrow's Games

Today's games (involving Eastern Conference teams):

  1. Sens 3 - Canadiens 2: The loss confirms that the Canadiens only control the 7 seed (thanks to Commentor FFSEnough for clarifying that for me yesterday).  Canadiens MN for the 7 seed is 4 points (Rangers).
  2. Wings 4 - Sabres 1: Lindy, Noooooo!!!!!!  Sabres tragic number is 3 points lost (Rangers/Panthers).

Tomorrow's games (involving Eastern Conference teams):

  1. Caps @ Thrashers:  Devs have more wins than the Caps (thanks again, FFSEnough), so the Caps magic number stands at 5.
  2. Leafs @ NJD:  Ronnie!  Remember us?  The Cup run?  The Crazy Ron commercials?  C'mon, remember those?  Do us a favor here?  Please?  Devils MN for the division is 1 (Flyers)...(despite what my playoff tracker says)
  3. Canadiens @ Rangers: Canadiens are 4 points from the playoffs, and still could wind up as high as 4th.  They currently control the 7 seed.  The Rangers are in a dog fight with Florida for the 8 seed. 
  4. Pens @ 'Ning: Pens have a tenuous grasp on the 6 seed over the Canadiens.  A loss puts Montreal in the driver's seat.  So...I'm rooting for Stamkos.
  5. Panthers @ Flyers: A single Flyers point clinches the playoffs.  The Panthers are fighting the Rangers for a berth. 
  6. Islanders @ Canes: A single point puts the Canes in the playoffs.  As CK mentions, due to their wins advantage over Florida, the Canes have already clinched.  The Canes actually control the tiebreaker over the Flyers, but Philly has a game in hand.  A win and a Flyers loss (in regulation) puts the Canes in control of the 4 seed.
  7. Bruins @ Sens: Bruins have the conference.  Heatley and co. have a tee time.

You can find an updated Playoff Tracker here  Note that in the tracker, I don't account for tiebreakers but I've added a little table to help compare total wins and head to head points earned.

 

Best case Scenario for tomorrow:

Caps win, the Devils lose in regulation.  That'd leave the Caps 1 point from the 2 seed.  We'll know a lot more about who we're facing after tomorrow night.

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