2/20/13 – The Good, the Bad, and the Points-Blown

  • Points-Blown standings updated.
  • With last night’s 3-1 regulation (!) win over Edmonton, the Kings move up to 12th in the official standings…
  • …and 9th in my points-blown standings.
  • Note that, in the official standings, Nashville (4th place) is 8 points ahead of 14th place…
  • …but in points-blown, they are only 2 points from 14th.
  • Ten teams (indicated by orange in my standings) are separated by 2 points-blown.
  • The Kings are 1 point-blown from 5th.
  • I forgot to mention the other day that, with the loss to the Blackhawks, the Kings have officially lost that season series.
  • So if we happen to be tied with Chicago (!) they will win the head-to-head tie-breaker.
  • Chances of ending up tied with Chicago: slim.
  • Nashville has clinched the season series against the Kings. That could end up being an important tie-breaker.
  • Kings have clinched in the head-to-head against Columbus. That had better not be important.
  • But if it is, it’s likely to be determining whether Columbus gets to pick 1st overall with their pick or ours.
  • So let’s not be tied with Columbus.
  • After tonight, 40% of our remaining games are against three teams: PHX, DAL, and SJS.
  • The Kings are one point off last year’s pace after 14 games.

  4 comments for “2/20/13 – The Good, the Bad, and the Points-Blown

  1. OneTimer
    February 20, 2013 at 10:01 AM

    Point-Blown standings have always helped me sleep at night. Not kidding.

  2. Mike Dickerson
    February 20, 2013 at 5:01 PM

    and didnt last years pace get the coach fired?

  3. Jerold Stevens
    February 20, 2013 at 9:42 PM

    By my reading of the tiebreaker rules, LA has not lost the season series with either CHI or NSH. Since LA plays each of those teams 3 times this season, (and both of them have 2 home dates against LA) the first home game hosted by CHI and NSH are disregarded when it come tiebreaking time (LA lost both of those games). Similarly, LA does not yet have the tiebreaker over CBJ either. The odd game rule rarely matters, since in most seasons each team has an equal number of home/away games – but this season, they will most definitely come to the forefront. It’s going to make determining things at the end of the season quite interesting.

    • February 21, 2013 at 10:03 AM

      Oh, that is such an excellent point that I had not considered at all! Thank you.

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