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Jets Playoff watch

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7 minutes ago, FrostyWinnipeg said:

Oh noes! That's one of STL's 3 games against tough teams to closer out the season :P

 

Well, the way they played against the Ducks and the Coyotes, maybe we should hope for more games against weak teams.

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FotWJ give an explanation about the magic numbers

54433350_2321655091218501_55658050704291This is how Magic Numbers are calculated
correctly in the NHL.

It is the number of wins by the leading team (Jets) AND/OR the Number of losses by the top team (9th) (Minnesota) out of a playoff spot.

You simply look at the number of points Minnesota can still achieve. They have 74 points and 11 games remaining)
So they can get to 96 Points if they win every game.

The Jets have 86 Points currently so they need 11 Points to clinch a playoff spot. So any combination of 5 Jets wins or Wild losses plus a overtime loss. That equals 5.5.

This is always how "Magic Numbers' are calculated.

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5 hours ago, iHeart said:

FotWJ give an explanation about the magic numbers

54433350_2321655091218501_55658050704291This is how Magic Numbers are calculated
correctly in the NHL.

It is the number of wins by the leading team (Jets) AND/OR the Number of losses by the top team (9th) (Minnesota) out of a playoff spot.

You simply look at the number of points Minnesota can still achieve. They have 74 points and 11 games remaining)
So they can get to 96 Points if they win every game.

The Jets have 86 Points currently so they need 11 Points to clinch a playoff spot. So any combination of 5 Jets wins or Wild losses plus a overtime loss. That equals 5.5.

This is always how "Magic Numbers' are calculated.

Truth be told, magic numbers don’t really work for hockey for a few reasons. First off, there is no such thing as “half a win”, literally speaking. Also, the Jets could lose every single remaining game but accrue enough points through overtime losses alone to eliminate Minnesota, so saying they need wins is technically inaccurate, when what needs to be counted is points. And third, because of the ROW (regulation or overtime wins) tiebreaker, you can have the same number of points as another team and be ahead of them based on the tiebreaker. “Magic numbers” are a baseball construct, and really the only place it can be properly used, since ties and loser points don’t exist, and if teams end up with the same record they play an extra game to break the tie and decide the playoff team, rather than falling back on tiebreaker rules. I use the total points system myself for hockey to determine what a team needs to do, but to each their own. 

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Jets playoff watch, as of 10:00 am March 22:

Assuming all regulation or overtime wins:

- Clinch a playoff spot with an 1-7 record

- Clinch the top wildcard spot with an 1-7 record

- Clinch 3rd in the Central with an 3-4-1 record

- Clinch 2nd in the Central with a 5-3 record

- Clinch 1st in the Central with an 6-2 record

- Clinch 1st in the West with an 8-0 record, a 4-4 Calgary record or worse, and a 6-1-1 record or worse by San Jose

 

Last night's results of consequence:

- Blues, Avs, and Flames win, Preds lose in SO, Jets, 'Yotes, Hawks, Sharks, and Stars lose in regulation

 

Tonight's games of consequence:

Minnesota (Conf. #9) at Washington

San Jose (Conf. #2) at Anaheim

 

Magic # against other teams (combo of pts. gained plus opponent's points lost to secure a Jets' finish on top of the standings, factoring in current ROW):

Blackhawks: 0   Wild: 1   Avalanche: 2   ///playoff line///   Coyotes: 2   Stars: 7   Blues: 11   Predators: 13   Knights: 14   Sharks: (-15)   Flames: (-10) 

 

Elimination/clinching scenarios tonight:

None

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1 hour ago, TrueBlue4ever said:

So nothing of consequence last night with the Wild winning. Lots of scenarios tonight, but bottom line Jets win and they are in the playoffs regardless of any other outcome.

Beating Ca$hville tonight would help us in winning the Division too. Be nice to score it with couple games to go to give everyone a break. Not sure if any other teams has 6 in 10 days to close season.

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