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We know who the 8 teams are in the West

The lucky 8 are: VAN (1st or 2nd) STL (1st or 2nd) NAS (4th or 5th) DET (4th, 5th or 6th) CHI (5th or 6th) LAK (3rd, 7th or 8th) PHX (3rd, 7th or 8th) SJS (3rd, 7th or 8th) Notes: St. Louis has clinched the tie-breaker against Vancouver. And they’re two points behind the…

THURSDAY Logjam Report (BONUS: why are the Avs still alive?)

For simplicity, names of log-jammers will include their point-totals. Tonight: LAK93/SJS92 DAL89/NAS CBJ/COL88 Tomorrow: PHX93/STL Bonus: How Does Colorado Make the Playoffs? Colorado wins both of its remaining games (CBJ and NAS) in regulation or OT, giving them 92 points. San Jose loses both of its remaining games in regulation, giving them 92 points. Dallas…

Monarchs recall Weal, Andreoff

OurSports Central – Monarchs Make Roster Moves The Manchester Monarchs [...] added center Jordan Weal who was reassigned from the Regina Pats of the Western Hockey League and will add left wing Andy Andreoff this Wednesday after being reassigned from the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League. [...] Weal, 19, [...] led the Pats…

Tuesday Logjam Report

Points-Blown Standings have their own page now, and have been updated. See the menu above. Last Night The Kings arrived at 93 points. 93 points is good enough to make the playoffs in 2/3 of sportsclubstats’ several million simulations of the last week of the season. 94 points (one more point out of their last…

4-1-12: The Good, The Bad, The Week Ahead

Sunday. No one in the Western logjam is playing today. As for yesterday: The Good: Stars lost. Flames half-lost. The Bad: Kings half-lost. Coyotes won. Sharks won. Tonight: Nothing. The Week Ahead: 2-Apr 3-Apr 4-Apr 5-Apr 6-Apr 7-Apr PHX 91 CBJ STL MIN LAK 91 EDM SJS SJS SJS 90 DAL LAK LAK DAL 89…

Why the Kings Need to Blow Out Edmonton

Usually, running up the score is considered bad sportsmanship. And just winning the game against Edmonton is going to be tough enough. But listen: there’s a not insignificant chance the whole season could come down to goal-differential. The Kings are one standings point and one ROW (regulation or OT win) ahead of the Sharks right…