# Kukla's Korner Hockey

## The 4th, 5th And 6th Spot In The West

After the games tonight.

Nashville has 102 points and owns the tie-breaker against the Wings..

Detroit has 101 points.

Chicago has 99 points after losing to Minnesota in a shootout.

Detroit has the tie-breaker with Chicago and those two teams meet on Saturday afternoon so no matter what, Chicago is the 6th seed.

If Chicago beats Detroit in regulation, Chicago would get the 4th seed. (see comment #1 for a full explanation.)

Nashville must get a point Saturday (if Detroit wins) when they visit Colorado to get the 4th seed.  If Nashville losses in regulation and Wings get two points, Wings finish 4th.

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Detroit has the tie-breaker with Chicago and those two teams meet on Saturday afternoon so no matter what, Chicago is the 6th seed.

Not by my calculations. Chicago has 38 ROW currently, Detroit has 39 ROW currently.  If Chicago beats Detroit in regulation Saturday, that will bring both teams to 101 points and Chicago will pick up its 39th ROW.  With both Chicago and Detroit tied at 39 ROW, the next tie breaker is head to head, where Chicago will be ahead of Detroit 10pts-4 (4-0-2= 10pts for Chi vs 2-0-4 =4 points for Det).  This will give Chicago the 5th seed and Detroit the 6th seed.

So if Detroit can get to the end of Regulation time winning or tied, they will are guaranteed 5th seed at least.

Only if Detroit beats Chicago in any manner and Nashville loses in regulation to Colorado can Detroit lock up the 4th seed.

Posted by Puppies and Hookers from La la land on 04/06/12 at 01:06 AM ET

P&H, you are correct.  Sorry for the mix-up but I was looking at the standing, knowing Chicago had 99 pts. but seeing 98 because it is not updated yet.

Will fix the post now.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 04/06/12 at 01:09 AM ET

All of this math is too confusing for me. Let’s just simplify it: Detroit will begin the playoffs next Wednesday evening in San Jose.

Posted by godblender on 04/06/12 at 01:36 AM ET

Detroit will begin the playoffs next Wednesday evening in San Jose.

L.A. will win both of the back-to-backs.  The oracle has spoken.

Posted by tuxedoTshirt from the Home of the 1937 World Champions on 04/06/12 at 01:57 AM ET

Believe me, the Blackhawks want no part of Nashville either.

It could be the Ice Capades on Saturday.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 04/06/12 at 02:01 AM ET

fvcking broken oracle.

Posted by tuxedoTshirt from the Home of the 1937 World Champions on 04/06/12 at 05:28 AM ET

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