Sunday, April 6, 2008

Playoff scenarios

With the results of tonight's games (Montreal winning, Boston losing) things are a little clearer.

If the Penguins beat Philadelphia tomorrow in regulation, Pittsburgh will be the #1 seed (more wins than Montreal) and take on the 8th seeded Flyers.

If Pittsburgh beats Philly tomorrow in overtime, the Flyers are still the #8 seed (Ottawa has more wins and Boston took 6 out of 8 points from Philly).

If the Pens lose tomorrow, they'll be the #2 seed in the East and draw Ottawa (edit: fixed).

Philadelphia, by virtue of their win, would jump up to the 6 slot and face Washington.

Expect this to be a tough and intense game. Philadelphia doesn't want to have a seven game series with Pittsburgh, I think they'd rather take their chances with an untested Caps team that has had to expend a lot of energy just to make it to the playoffs.

Ottawa or Philadelphia, either way we'll know the Pens immediate playoff plans by 3 PM.


Joshua said...

Actually its between Ottawa and Philly, not Boston, as far as the Pens playoff opponent. The Bruins are facing the Habs no matter what happens.

Hooks Orpik said...

Josh, yeah you're right, I got that one wrong and knew one of my intrepid readers would probably call me on it.

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